biofeedback

What’s on your mind?

What is on your mind?  Our ‘thought life’ is one of the most important players when it comes to our happiness, peace and optimal health. Yes, our thoughts influence our health! We learn this in science and medicine. Mental outlook is a predictor of disease and recovery. Do negative thoughts attack you as soon as you open your eyes in the morning: worries, stress at work, financial struggles, relationship problems, and the list goes on.

Try this little exercise we teach our patients in biofeedback therapy. As soon as you open your eyes quickly say 10 things you are grateful for. It can be anything, no matter how small. You can repeat this again at lunch time. This simple exercise can set the tone for your day and influence your physiology by creating a parasympathetic response. The parasympathetic system dampens stress, improves digestion and makes you nice to be around.

Stress is one of the Root Causes for chronic disease.  Check out the functional medicine tree for others.

 

Stress Pain Headaches, is there a non-pharmacological solution?

 

Stress Pain Headaches.  Is there a non-pharmacological solution?

Yes….BIOFEEDBACK!

Stress  has an enormous impact on our immune system. The way you THINK, FEEL and RESPOND to situations doesn’t only affect your stress level. It affects your immune system in a complex and sometimes paradoxical way by either suppressing it or by make it hyper-reactive.

All stressors including emotional, physical, nutritional and toxic have wide spread effects on our health. Symptoms of improper stress management include tension headaches, muscle and joint pain, allergies, poor digestion, and autoimmune disease among others.

Biofeedback therapy  addresses the stress problem in a unique, empowering and efficient way, by teaching the patient how to modulate their stress RESPONSE. That’s right! You have the ability to do something to dampen the effects of stress on your body.

Biofeedback therapy improves physical and emotional health and promotes optimal health in the following areas/conditions among others:

Tension headaches
Pain
Anxiety
Postural imbalances
Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Poor Digestion/IBS
Asthma
Nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding)

Biofeedback Therapy

CAN YOU READ THIS?
  

 The brain has a remarkable capacity to reorganize pathways and create new connections.  Your ability to read the message above is one example of how resourceful the brain can be.

Biofeedback Therapy is a Mind-Body technique.

With biofeedback therapy you will gain awareness and learn skills needed to influence your respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and muscle activity!
Benefits of biofeedback therapy:
  • Decrease muscle tension
  • Increase blood flow, circulation
  • Improve mood
  • Increase energy level
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Manage chronic pain
  • Muscle re-education
  • Improve concentration and focus

Headaches – Drug-free pain relief options available.

Headaches are one of the most common complaints that bring a person to a healthcare provider.  NMR offers drug-free pain relief options to significantly improve your threshold to headaches.

What causes your headaches?  Headache triggers are detected by centers within the brain.  These centers control many vital body processes:  sleep / wake cycle, hunger, hormone and involuntary nervous system regulation.  Chemical messengers are released in response to your personal triggers.  These  chemicals produce a number of body responses.  The most significant to headache is inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the head, face and neck.  Depending on which vessels are most affected, headache and the associated symptoms of headache occur such as pain, nausea & sensitivity to light and sound.

The more triggers one is exposed to, the greater the headache!

A quick fix (using migraine medications, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) works by  creating constriction of blood vessels within the head.  When used frequently many of these medications can create rebound headaches.

Rebound headaches are typically even stronger headaches and create a vicious cycle of increased frequency & intensity!

Chronic sinus problems, poor posture, neck problems, a lack of exercise and un-tempered stress all contribute to your threshold to headaches. Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation manages these problems through clinical nutrition, rehabilitation & therapeutic lifestyle changes to significantly improve your threshold to headaches.  NMR also offers drug-free pain relief options to significantly improve your threshold to headaches. 

Acupuncture can provide drug-free relief  for people suffering from headaches & migraines with virtually no side-effects.  Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals & hormones.  These chemicals are the body’s natural painkillers!

Stress is one of the main triggers that can bring on a headache or migraine.  When you are stressed:

  • Forehead muscles frown and tighten
  • Jaw muscles tighten and clench
  • Shoulder muscles hunch and tighten

Biofeedback sensors on these muscles can show how your body responds to stress.   Biofeedback therapy gives you instant feedback and helps you develop the ability to recognize and reduce stress & muscle tension to help prevent, reduce and stop a headache!

Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation

West End Physical Therapy, 10-12 West End Court, 2nd Floor, Long Branch, NJ 07740 | Phone 732.222.7799

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