Good Afternoon All,
Biofeedback is an alternative therapy that harnesses the power of mind-body medicine. With the use of electronic equipment, Biofeedback monitors your physical and emotional responses to stress such as brain activity, blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate. Electrical sensors are applied to different parts of the body and monitor your body’s response to stress. The feedback given teaches the person how to control these states and balance them. This mind–body therapy uses your mind to control your body enabling you to rely less on medication and possibly eliminating it altogether. With practice you can learn to relax quickly, handle stressful situations and learn to control your body’s reactions. With this non-invasive act of monitoring and minding your body you can undo and prevent the negative effects that chronic anxiety has on your physical and mental health.
Biofeedback and General Anxiety Disorder
Biofeedback training is especially useful in anxiety disorders such as GAD. The behavioral treatment includes relaxation techniques that are useful in helping people learn to deal with stress in a healthy way. Through practice, individuals are able to modify their stress responses and alter their mood. Studies show significant symptom reduction when the patient is willing to assume an active role in the behavior modification process, including home practice. The mind and body connection made with Biofeedback therapy offers people a safe and drug free way to control their stress, fear and anxiety.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Great information here...........I do not remember seeing this topic on the forum before.
It is always good to know what options are available and how they have worked for members.
You guys do such a great job of supporting each other.........Keep it up. I am proud to belong to this family.
I certainly don't hear much about it. In fact, I heard about it back around 1993 when it was offered to me and I haven't heard much about it since. Not sure if other things are more popular or maybe it's too expensive? I live in Texas and back in 1993 when I heard about it, I was in Texas then, too. Not sure about other parts of the country. I would like to think it's a nationwide thing but maybe bigger cities use it more? Not sure....
Harlan, IneedSerontoninStat (I love that!!),
I have never heard of bio-feedback before but I look forward to hearing how you both go with this. I wish you both much luck. It would be great if we could add something new to our arsenal against anxiety!
Kitt, thanks, as always, for such good information.
This is a great thread.