Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my QEEG (Brain Mapping) session?


Your QEEG (Brain Mapping) is a relatively simple procedure but here are some important considerations:

  • Have the day be as “normal” a day as possible. For example, do not schedule to start an exercise program, give up or start smoking, or have a fight with your teacher or boss on that day.
  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before your QEEG.
  • Do not go on or off medications that day. If a physician has you tapering or starting medication, it may be better to postpone your QEEG, please check with us if this is the case.
  • Clients who take medications should consult their prescribing physician to see if it is safe for them to abstain from taking medication on the morning of the QEEG.
  • Do not take any over-the-counter medications on the day of you QEEG. If you do, please let us know.
  • Washing your hair just prior to the QEEG will make the procedure easier and faster. However, make certain your hair is dry, not braided, and do not use conditioner or styling products on the day of the QEEG. Be sure your hair is both clean and dry.
  • You should eat a healthy diet that day of your QEEG. It is best not to have anything to eat two hours prior to your QEEG.
  • Avoid caffeine and foods or drinks heavy in refined sugar (sucrose) the day of your QEEG.
  • Do not drink alcohol 3 days prior to the test.

On the day of your QEEG

  • Please bring a list of any medications taken regularly along with the dosage. Also let the therapist know the last time the medication was taken.
  • Plan to spend 60-90 minutes at the office.

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