LENS Information

LENS stands for “Low Energy Neurofeedback System” and was developed by Len Ochs, Ph.D. in the early 1990’s as a drug-free and highly effective method to enhance brain functioning and flexibility.

The LENS is a system that utilizes advanced technology software to track brainwaves in real time, and uses this information to help the brain reset it’s neural-connectivity. It can be used to optimize the functioning of the brain and the rest of the Central Nervous System.

“LENS is like a reset button that unlocks the brain for optimum functioning. Neuroscientists believe that the brain’s defenses against stressors and trauma create neural gridlock. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System works around these blockages addressing the brain in its own electromagnetic language. LENS allows the brain to reboot, restoring optimal functioning.” — David Dubin, MD

Since its introduction, LENS has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals decrease anxiety, increase and improve attention and concentration, reduce depression, increase overall energy, regulate sleep patterns, enhance creativity, and reclaim the ability to be present.

Lens Therapy

How does LENS work?

We apply sensors to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies. Through a patented process, we then bring this information back to the client down the sensor wires to the person’s skin.

The results are reduction and/or elimination of the symptoms which previously interfered with the client’s quality of life. The sessions are brief (usually 3-5 minutes), gentle (usually you feel nothing during the session), and the changes are lasting with some exceptions: with symptoms of progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS, the treatment needs to be ongoing to sustain the improvement.

The LENS works by disrupting the maladaptive patterns, or looping mechanisms, that the brain has acquired in response to acute conditions such as birth trauma, concussion resulting from a sports accident, addiction, anoxic event, etc. The LENS encourages the brain to release these inhibitive patterns, and adapt a higher functioning neural circuitry.

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Who can benefit from LENS Therapy?

Children, teens, adults, and even animals who experience any type of emotional or physical trauma. The LENS may be used with patients who suffer from concussive injuries, TBI (traumatic brain injury), anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Stroke, Asperger’s, explosiveness, ADD/ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, lack of motivation, seizures, headaches, migraines, substance abuse/addiction, Cerebral Palsy, PDD, etc.

What conditions does the LENS help with?

  • Cognition – Problems sequencing, memory, providing and maintaining attention, concentration, clarity and organization.
  • Mood – Anger, sadness, explosiveness.
  • Motor Skills – Lack of grace, problems of eye-hand coordination, balance, increased muscle tone (from spasticity) and tremor.
  • Motivation – Problems initiating tasks, shifting from one activity to another, and/or completing tasks.
  • Anxiety – Problems of anxiety system activity (too much uncomfortably-contained energy), persistent “anxiety”, restlessness, rumination, agitation, distractibility, difficulty breathing, palpitations, tremor exacerbation, and sleep interruption.
  • Reactivity – Hyper-reactivity, hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Pain – Brain-generated pain (mismapping the origins and qualities of signals), and vascular pain.
  • Addictions/Dependencies – Lack of clarity about emotions and self-comforting, defensiveness, argumentativeness and cynicism.
  • Fatigue – Fatigue; or fatigue as a phenomenon secondary to the effort of trying to overcome the pain and/or the above impediment to functioning more easily.
  • Performance Optimization – Increases in functioning in the above areas in absence of any diagnosis.
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LENS Therapy works well with symptoms of Central Nervous Symptom dysfunction. These include symptoms of ADD, ADHD, Seizures and sub-clinical seizure activity, severely disruptive behavior disorders such as Conduct Disorder, Reactive Attachment and Bipolar Disorder, Autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental delay, Cerebral palsy, concussive injuries, PTSD, Acquired Brain Injury, and Birth Trauma.

LENS works extremely well with the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury, no matter how long ago the incident occurred.  The trauma can be from a physical blow, a concussive injury, a psychological incident (PTSD), or any other incident(s) which results in a decrease in cognitive ability.

Many children have sleep problems that can be helped such as bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep talking, teeth grinding, nightmares, and night terrors.

LENS Therapy can also be helpful with many of the symptoms of adolescence including drug abuse, suicidal behavior, anxiety and depression.

LENS treatments can also help in maintaining good brain function as people age.