Managing stress with Biofeedback

“Reducing stress” and “bio-feedback therapy” are words often used in the same sentence. Stress may occur from environmental exposure, toxins, allergies, mental-emotional issues, obesity or aging, to name a few.

Stress is first and foremost a necessary part of our lives. Without it, boredom sets in, yet too much can be overwhelming at times. Hans Seyle, a pioneer in stress research defines stress as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand made on it” and especially when external demands exceed resources.

Years ago many health professionals and researchers believed that the mind and body behaved completely independent from each other. Today it is clear that the body and mind are interrelated. Stress therefore can be considered a complex physical and emotional reaction. This reaction is based largely on perception, as what is stressful to one person may not be to another.

Biofeedback continues to emerge as a viable and scientifically-based treatment for an increasing number of conditions. It is a therapeutic tool which provides physiological information to improve self-regulation skills. Our body has a positive or negative reaction to anything it encounters and is trying to tell us many things throughout the day as it gives us physical clues such as being tired, fatigued, constipated, coping with diarrhea or headaches, just as it gives us mental clues when we are feeling irritable, restless, impatient, depressed, confused, angry or moody.

Reduction of stress can improve the quality of life and health. The Quantum Healing Institute provides biofeedback therapies for stress management and mind/body healing.

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