What Is Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)?

Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) involves measuring and recording electrical signals from the scalp, and using the frequencies of those signals to guide the speed of a feedback signal from a feedback unit. The recorded EEG signals influence the electromagnetic feedback.

The feedback, in turn, changes the quantity and frequency of the recorded brainwave signals. The intensity of the field is less than a trillionth of a watt and is only in use for a few seconds during each session. For reference, a cellular telephone generates a signal millions of times greater than the power of the LENS feedback signal. The LENS low power electromagnetic field is lower than the field surrounding digital watches. No instances of problems with the emissions from the feedback have ever been recorded. LENS is an FDA-certified Class II device. Initial results from LENS are typically seen in 1-5 sessions, with the average number of sessions to achieve optimal functioning at around 15 - 20. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and reports show they are lasting.
“Given its enhancement of focus, attention, and concentration, it’s not surprising that neurofeedback drew the attention of specialists in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At least thirty-six studies have shown that neurofeedback can be an effective and time-limited treatment for ADHD – one that’s about as effective as conventional drugs. Once the brain has been trained to produce different patterns of electrical communication, no further treatment is necessary, in contrast to drugs, which do not change fundamental brain activity and work only as long as the patient keeps taking them.” - van der Kolk, Bessel A. The Body Keeps the Score. Viking Penguin Group (2014)

People who have used Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) have reported significant lasting benefits

In clinical use, the LENS system has been shown to bring about significant improvements in physical and emotional rehabilitation in a relatively brief process of therapy. Significantly shorter rehabilitation is of great importance in terms of honouring your time, money, motivation, and goals. Previous LENS patients have experienced such benefits as the following:
  • A reduction or elimination in the problems resulting from physical injury and/or psychological trauma.
  • An increased ability to function in work and personal life.
  • An increase in mental clarity, energy during the day, sleeping at night, motivation to get things done, ease of getting things done, memory, ability to read and listen with little or no distraction.
  • A decrease in levels of depression, irritability, impatience, and explosiveness.

LENS may be utilized as the primary treatment approach or as an adjunct to other therapies. LENS can be used with clients who suffer from:

  • ADD/ADH - Alzheimer’s Disease*
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders  (ASD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy*
  • Concussive Injuries
  • Depression
  • Explosiveness
  • Headaches
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Migraines - Multiple Sclerosis (MS)*
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease*
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures Stroke
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

*Exceptions: with symptoms of progressive conditions (such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, and MS), the treatment needs to be ongoing to sustain the improvement.

LENS has been used with more than 200,000 patients with a wide variety of symptoms. Although various forms of LENS have been used since 1990, the current LENS configuration has been in use since 1998, with enough success to warrant respect from former and current patients, as well as from some of the top scientific institutions in the U.S.; controlled studies report lasting beneficial results.