Regarding our Clinical Director, Dr. Hiro Koo:
Dr. Hiro Koo has conducted research studies focused on exploring the potential of EEG biofeedback to enhance mental health capacity in individuals. He is distinguished as a Singapore Certified Master Trainer in neurofeedback and holds a life membership in the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences. Leading the Cognitive Neuroscience Research and Development Project at the New Mind Brain Health Centre, Dr. Koo spearheads innovative investigations that contribute to our understanding of the human mind. Additionally, in the years 2022-23, he serves as the deputy president of the Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations Malaysia (FCNMAM), which is a complementary medicine practitioner body recognized by the T&CM, MOH Malaysia.

The following video will be presented by him to share what Neurofeedback is with you.

  What is Clinical Neurofeedback Training? 
(By Dr Hiro Koo, with English subtitles):

What is Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training? 

Clinical Neurofeedback can help you with:

Your initial screening and consultation costs RM200 only. 
Report will be given right after the session. 
No worries, you won't be labelled in our centre. 
Suggestions will be offered as a starting point for training.

QEEG brain mapping assessment in Malaysia by Master Trainer Hiro Koo


1. What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Neurofeedback is a form of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology method. According to APA, Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology is one of the recognized proficiencies in Professional Psychology.

2. Is Neurofeedback a Cure?

In the case of organic brain disorders, it can only be a matter of getting the brain to function better rather than of curing the condition. When it comes to problems of disregulation, we would say that there is not a disease to be cured. Where disregulation is the problem, self-regulation may very well be the remedy. But again the word "cure" would not apply.

3. What Conditions Can it Help?

Many children have sleep problems that can be helped such as Bed wetting, Sleep walking, sleep talking, Teeth grinding, Nightmares, Night terrors.We can also be helpful with many of the problems of adolescence including Drug abuse, Suicidal behavior, Anxiety and depression. We can also help to maintain good brain function as people get older. The good news is that almost any brain, regardless of its level of function, can be trained to function better.

4. Training effects last?

If the problem being addressed is one of brain disregulation, then the answer is yes, and that covers a lot of ground. Neurofeedback involves learning by the brain and if that brings order out of disorder, the brain will continue to use its new capabilities, and thus reinforce them.
Matters are different when we are dealing with degenerative conditions like Parkinson's or the dementias, or when we are working against continuing insults to the system, as may be the case in the autism spectrum. In such cases the training needs to be continued at some level over time. Allergic susceptibilities and food intolerances make it more difficult to hold the gains. Poor digestive function will pose a problem, as does poor nutrition. A child living in a toxic environment (in either the physical or the psychological sense) will have more difficulty retaining good function.

5. Why there is no much neurofeedback/EEG biofeedback training practitioners in Malaysia?
Neurofeedback is not yet taught in most medical schools or psychology graduate programs. Currently, I am practicing the clinical neurofeedback training in the New Mind Brain Health Centre, a Neurofeedback specialist centre @ Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre at Bangsar South (KL). I am a Singapore trained neurofeedback (Master Trainer Level) practitioner with many years of experience. 
Clinical Neurofeedback/EEG biofeedback deals with your subconscious mind and it is very effective in changing one's behavior, attention, concentration, stress arousal and emotion state. Contact me if you would like to know more about it or interested to become a neurofeedback practitioner. 
Neurofeedback is a scientifically-based treatment for a variety of problems that result from a dysregulated nervous system. There have been hundreds (or more) of research studies to prove the effectiveness of Neurofeedback in the last 45 years. Recent meta analyses document the effectiveness of Neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD (Arns, de Ridder, Strehl, Breteler, and Coenen, 2009). In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics rated Neurofeedback/ Biofeedback is rated as a Level 1 intervention for ADHD – the same as medication.

6. What type of neurofeedback system that we are using?
We are using the EEG NEUROFEEDBACK (TRADITIONAL NEUROFEEDBACK) method. EEG is traditional surface neurofeedback, as has been used for decades with great success. Next to the sales-savvy trademark neurofeedback systems, EEG neurofeedback has far less flash and mystique - however it more than makes up for it in flexibility and efficacy. A skilled therapist can do anything that a brand name system can do, and more. With a full range of equipment and brain training approaches available, the therapist is free to work differently with each individual and take a far more active role in the brain training. The most common EEG neurofeedback uses two sensors; 2 brainwave sensors, 2 ear sensors, and a ground. With these, the clinician can train surface brain activity and properly tailor that training to the individual. With a good clinician at the helm, EEG neurofeedback can be highly effective for a wide range of conditions. Because of the greater expertise required, EEG neurofeedback practitioners are usually smaller, one-clinic businesses. This makes them more difficult to find, but well worth the effort. Most EEG neurofeedback therapists integrate elements of the next category into their practice, further expanding their capabilities.

Professional bodies which recognize Clinical Neurofeedback:
1. Association for Applied Psychological and Biofeedback (AAPB)
2. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
4. America Psychological Association (APA)
5. British Psychology Society (BPS)
6. Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE)
7. The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
8. Australian Psychological Society (APS)
9. Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA)
10. Asia Pacific Neurobiofeedback Association (APNA)


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