ELIMINATE STRESS & CHRONIC PAIN WITH QUANTUM BIOFEEDBACK

Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. Physical therapists use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Psychologists use it to help tense and anxious clients learn to relax. Specialists in many different fields use biofeedback to help their patients cope with pain.

Chances are you have used biofeedback yourself. You've used it if you have ever taken your temperature or stepped on a scale. The thermometer tells you whether you're running a fever, the scale whether you've gained weight. Both devices "feed back" information about your body's condition. Armed with this information, you can take steps you've learned to improve the condition. When you're running a fever, you go to bed and drink plenty of fluids. When you've gained weight, you resolve to eat less and sometimes you do.

Clinicians rely on complicated biofeedback machines in somewhat the same way that you rely on your scale or thermometer. Their machines can detect a person's internal bodily functions with far greater sensitivity and precision than a person can alone. This information may be valuable. Both patients and therapists use it to gauge and direct the progress of treatment.

Clinical biofeedback techniques that grew out of the early laboratory procedures are now widely used to treat an ever-lengthening list of conditions. These include:

  • Anxiety

  • Migraine headaches, tension headaches, and many other types of pain

  • Disorders of the digestive system

  • High blood pressure and its opposite, low blood pressure

  • Cardiac arrhythmias (abnormalities, sometimes dangerous, in the rhythm of the heartbeat)

  • Raynaud's disease (a circulatory disorder that causes uncomfortably cold hands)

  • Epilepsy/Seizure disorders

  • Paralysis and other movement disorders

  • Chronic pain

  • Recovery of motor function after stroke

  • Insomnia

  • Asthma

  • Drug addiction

Specialists who provide biofeedback training range from psychiatrists and psychologists to dentists, internists, nurses, and physical therapists.

 

Most rely on many other techniques in addition to biofeedback. Patients usually are taught some form of relaxation exercise. Some learn to identify the circumstances that trigger their symptoms. They may also be taught how to avoid or cope with these stressful events.

 

Most are encouraged to change their habits, and some are trained in special techniques for gaining such self-control.

 

Biofeedback is not magic. It cannot cure disease or by itself make a person healthy. It is a tool, one of many available to health care professionals. It reminds physicians that behavior, thoughts, and feelings profoundly influence physical health. And it helps both patients and doctors understand that they must work together as a team.

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This "dermatomes" panel can help identify and balance pain pathways throughout the body.  There are a number of nerves that run from the spinal cord to different parts of the body.  Stress in these pain pathways can cause numbness, tingling, aches, cramping, loss of circulation, pins and needles and more.  Identification of blocked pathways is found in the spinal panel. 

ADD and Brain Profile:

The Brain Profile is one of my favorites for helping to calm the body and get it out of the Fight or Flight state we live in under stress.  In order for our bodies to heal, we need to make sure we are first in a healing state.  The brain profile can identify a stress pattern in certain brain waves, balance the Right to Left Hemispheres, calm the mind and balance stress around ADD/ADHD.  You can count on this to help leave you feeling at peace and without a racing mind.  EXTREMELY important when it comes to healing. 

Thyroid, Adrenal & Organ Panel:

Another important panel is the Organ Panel.  This profile is also extremely important in helping calm the body and the mind.  Here, we can look at stress on the adrenals, the brain, muscles, nerves, digestion and more.  We can also add emphasis when balancing muscles to help balance stress around inflammation, infection, degeneration. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Scientists cannot yet explain how biofeedback works. Most patients who benefit from biofeedback are trained to relax and modify their behavior. Most scientists believe that relaxation is a key component in biofeedback treatment of many disorders, particularly those brought on or made worse by stress. Their reasoning is based on what is known about the effects of stress on the body. In brief, the argument goes like this: Stressful events produce strong emotions, which arouse certain physical responses. Many of these responses are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, the network of nerve tissues that helps prepare the body to meet emergencies by "flight or fight."

The typical pattern of response to emergencies probably emerged during the time when all humans faced mostly physical threats. Although the "threats" we now live with are seldom physical, the body reacts as if they were: The pupils dilate to let in more light. Sweat pours out, reducing the chance of skin cuts. Blood vessels near the skin contract to reduce bleeding, while those in the brain and muscles dilate to increase the oxygen supply. The gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and intestines, slows down to reduce the energy expensed in digestion. The heart beats faster, and blood pressure rises. Normally, people calm down when a stressful event is over especially if they have done something to cope with it. For instance, imagine your own reactions if you're walking down a dark street and hear someone running toward you. You get scared. Your body prepared you to ward off an attacker or run fast enough to get away. When you do escape, you gradually relax.

If you get angry at your boss, it's a different matter. Your body may prepare to fight. But since you want to keep your job, you try to ignore the angry feelings. Similarly, if on the way home you get stalled in traffic, there's nothing you can do to get away. These situations can literally may you sick. Your body has prepared for action, but you cannot act. Individuals differ in the way they respond to stress. In some, one function, such as blood pressure, becomes more active while others remain normal. Many experts believe that these individual physical responses to stress can become habitual. When the body is repeatedly aroused, one or more functions may become permanently overactive. Actual damage to bodily tissues may eventually result.

Biofeedback is often aimed at changing habitual reactions to stress that can cause pain or disease. Many clinicians believe that some of their patients and clients have forgotten how to relax. Feedback of physical responses such as skin temperature and muscle tension provides information to help patients recognize a relaxed state. The feedback signal may also act as a kind of reward for reducing tension. It's like a piano teacher whose frown turns to a smile when a young musician finally plays a tune properly.

The value of a feedback signal as information and reward may be even greater in the treatment of patients with paralyzed or spastic muscles. With these patients, biofeedback seems to be primarily a form of skill training like learning to pitch a ball. Instead of watching the ball, the patient watches the machine, which monitors activity in the affected muscle. Stroke victims with paralyzed arms and legs, for example, see that some part of their affected limbs remains active. The signal from the biofeedback machine proves it. This signal can guide the exercises that help patients regain use of their limbs. Perhaps just as important, the feedback convinces patients that the limbs are still alive. This reassurance often encourages them to continue their efforts.

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Having suffered from chronic pain and anxiety for over 5 years, I was committed to finding a natural remedy. One that would allow me to function and take care of my children WITHOUT medication. Biofeedback was that remedy.  I have now been a Certified Biofeedback Practitioner for over 5 years and I have helped countless families restore peace of mind. If you're unsure if it will work for you, PLEASE book a FREE consult so I can explain all the benefits of quantum biofeedback and get you on your way to healing. 

STRESS TEST WITH BIOFEEDBACK

This popular biofeedback evaluation is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together.  In this 75 Minute Stress Test, you'll become aware of stress and tension held in muscles, organs, acu-meridians, allergies, bones/vertebrae, as well as repressed emotions and blocked chakras.  Balancing these stress points occurs during the second half of this session. Once the session is complete, client can expect a natural, clean, relaxed sensation as well as decreased pain, improved mental clarity, and reduced anxiety.  

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2017 By Cara Cates, Integrative Healing