How to use the neuroactive CD
After EEG spectroanalysis measurements have been conducted at the institute, a CD is produced which is tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Once this has been done, the patient should listen to the music via headphones while working with the therapist or carer to regain lost functions. Listening to the music while working on lost movement patterns reinforces the effect of the music and helps the treatment to take hold. The patient should work with the CD two to four times a day for 10 to 30 minutes at a time. If used regularly every day, it can lead to improvements in a relatively short time.
- The headphone earpieces should cover the entire ear. The equipment should have a frequency range up to 20,000 Hz. Wireless headphones are ideal because there is no cord to hamper the patient during physical exercises. Please do not use infrared headphones, because they usually only transmit frequencies up to 18,000 Hz.
- Before putting on the headphones, please check the volume, which should be low to medium. If the volume is too high, this could damage the patient’s hearing.
- Please make sure the left-hand earpiece is on the left ear and the right-hand earpiece on the right ear. There will be markings on the headphones to indicate which side is which.
Please follow these instructions when using the CD:
- It is usually necessary to perform the exercises with the help of a therapist, who will ensure that the movement and speech patterns are performed correctly and precisely. Carers who wish to practise the exercises with the patient should at least get appropriate training or instruction.
- All treatment must be discussed with the physician in charge.
- It is important to define goals only in terms of small steps, to mark their attainment and communicate and share a sense of success and achievement with the patient.
- Another important motivator is the definition of goals which are of practical benefit to the patient. For example, rather than simply moving the arm backwards and forwards, it is more effective to practise moving the arm towards a glass while listening to the music, so that the patient is soon able to drink unaided again.
- All involved should ensure that they think and speak positively, and create a positive atmosphere. As demonstrated at the institute, non-verbal information and thought patterns are transmitted in the delta frequencies. This means that both constructive thoughts and those that could impact negatively on the patient’s motivation are conveyed from the carer to the patient.
It is also important to mention that in the course of treatment, patients with cerebral damage will typically experience crises that are often clear signs that the patient’s condition is improving. In such cases, carers and therapists should support the patient and motivate him or her to continue treatment by means of positive words and thoughts.
Depending on how treatment progresses, it may be beneficial to visit the institute again after a period of six months to a year, if improvements in the patient’s condition make more advanced steps possible, such as exercises involving more complex speech and movement patterns. In this case, new measurements will be taken in order to adapt the CD to the patient’s current condition.
We wish you great success with your CD.