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.
Most studies document improvement and significant symptom reduction in six to 12 sessions of biofeedback training,
I wish you both goodluck with the biofeedback modality of treating anxiety.
Keep us posted.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~* Not a mental health professional of any kindIt is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~