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How to Concentrate and Improve Focus Naturally

Our attention span isn’t always what we want it to be. As humans, we all tend to allow our minds to drift elsewhere when a subject bores us, but sometimes, concentration can be a problem even when the subject is something important or interesting to us. This inability to focus can create tension in our lives–leaving us only half present at work, during important tasks, and with loved ones.

It can also be the root cause of other issues in your life. Generally, if you aren’t able to concentrate, chances are you also aren’t retaining information that you’ll need to recall later. While medications are often prescribed to resolve such issues, all of these obstacles can be avoided naturally by learning how to concentrate and improve focus.

What makes focusing difficult?

woman focusing on her computerConcentration problems can stem from diet, hormone levels, anxiety, sleep deprivation, vitamin deficiencies, a combination of these, or something deeper–like ADD/ADHD. Resolving your concentration issues starts with pinpointing their cause.

Most of these causes can be resolved through lifestyle changes, like getting more sleep, eating healthier, using relaxation techniques or taking a nutritional supplement. But other causes for concentration difficulties, like ADD/ADHD, may require treatment like Braincore therapy neurobiofeedback.

ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is an attention disorder affecting millions of Americans. While there is no proven cause for the disorder, scientists have noticed a distinct difference in the brains of those with the disorder, and those without. Specifically, those with the disorder have an increased amount of slow wave (Theta) production. This can cause them to feel foggy, have trouble concentrating, and can even induce hyperactivity.

While hyperactivity may seem like a strange response to feelings of fogginess, it actually makes complete sense. Our brains produce Theta waves when it’s time to sleep. But in people with ADD/ADHD, Theta waves are produced when they’re trying to stay alert. Hyperactivity is simply their brain’s effort to keep them awake since they’re producing Theta waves at the wrong time and circumstance. Still, the hyperactivity does not improve their concentration and attention, and can actually detract from it.

How to improve focus naturally:

Whether you’re struggling with ADD/ADHD or simply want to improve your focus, you can do it without medications. Medications, like Ritalin, which are commonly prescribed to treat ADD/ADHD, only treat the symptoms of the disorder and can produce a long list of unwanted side effects.

Instead, there is a natural treatment that can regulate your brainwave production back to more normal levels, improving your concentration and focus. It’s helped many patients with ADD/ADHD in reducing and even eliminating their concentration difficulties. Since the treatment is natural, non-invasive, and drug-free it’s even been used to help athletes improve their focus during games, and has helped them improve relaxation–another important aspect of focusing. Here’s what you need to know about BrainCore therapy, the all-natural therapy that can help you improve your concentration:

What is BrainCore therapy?

BrainCore therapy is a type of neurofeedback training–a non-invasive, drug-free therapy used to regulate brainwave production. It’s used to treat a variety of conditions, from ADD/ADHD, to migraines, insomnia, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, memory loss, learning disorders and more.

The way it works is simple. The patient receiving treatment will be asked to play a video game or watch a movie. While they’re engaging with the screen, a device is monitoring their brainwave activity through EEG sensors placed on the head. When the patient is applying the appropriate brainwave in the right amount, the game or movie will continue. But if the patient’s brain responds with the wrong brainwave, like applying Theta (meant for inducing sleep) when they should be applying Beta (used when alert), the game or movie will get dim, shut off, or get distorted. Over the course of 10 to 20 sessions, the brain responds to this real-time feedback by adjusting to respond to these circumstances with the appropriate brainwaves in the appropriate amounts.

This type of training works well with concentration disorders. If you’re having trouble concentrating or you want to improve your ADD/ADHD, BrainCore therapy can help. Contact Parkside Health and Wellness Center today for a free BrainCore consultation to learn more about the therapy and how it can help you.