Biofeedback Stress Management & Reduction System
Biofeedback is a way to measure the body’s physiological responses in real time, and a tool to learn to control them. Biofeedback generally relies on machines that measure stressors and usually requires a therapist or other health professional to operate the machine, explain what the readings mean, and work with clients to incorporate the information into lifestyle changes.
How Does Biofeedback Work?
Most often, biofeedback helps people identify and understand body stress , by realizing when it’s underway and employing relaxation techniques like deep breathing, visualizations, and meditation to calm their physiological activation. Many of the benefits of biofeedback simply come from the increased relaxation in your body and the lack of a chronically triggered fight-or-flight response. Because chronic stress can be a trigger for many negative health symptoms, this can offer a significant and palpable improvement in the way people feel and how their bodies function.
By helping you learn how your body is currently functioning, biofeedback can help you to know what to change. Also, by showing you, over time which lifestyle changes are working, you’re able to more easily grasp effective ways to relax and change your body’s physiology and incorporate healthier habits into your lifestyle.
What Does It Treat?
Because biofeedback can with stress-related conditions by helping to reverse the stress response (and help you keep from letting it be triggered in the first place!), it can be useful with a variety of conditions.
Biofeedback has been popularly used for anxiety, tension headaches, pain, IBS, general stress, and several other conditions.
Our biofeedback practitioner can help you understand how your physiology is responding to stress, and help you to perfect strategies to calm your body and your mind, and stay healthier in the process.
What can I expect at a Biofeedback Session?
First, you will fill out a questionnaire allowing the BFB Practitioner to load you
into the system and calibrate your needs.
Secondly, you will have electrodes attached to your head, wrists and ankles to
allow the Biofeedback System to read your body responses.
Thirdly, you will be offered headphones of relaxing music to bring your body
response lower, allowing the Biofeedback System to work with your body optimally.
Lastly, you will be sent home with a bottle of water that may have had herbal medicine added to help your body integrate your session as well as help with gentle detox. Water helps all body systems function optimally, so it is a very important part of your lifestyle.