Biofeedback for Stress and Anxiety Relief

 Dr. Gina Johnson

Biofeedback for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Biofeedback helps manage stress and anxiety. It supports the extreme demands of high performance. Life benefits from less stress. For example, stress and anxiety limit focus. Stress may appear mild and manageable. At other times, low energy and illness result from chronic stress in relationships, work, school, sports and other life challenges. While studies show that positive stress such as buying a new home is healthy, negative stress can ravage our mind and body.

How Biofeedback Helped Me Survive Medical Training

As a medical student in my final year of rigorous training and care demands, I faced more work than time or energy. At times, the pressure felt overwhelming and I questioned my ability to succeed. Mind-body tools allowed greater ability to bounce back. Biofeedback helped me find rest and strength during times of intense stress. Similarly, a study of nursing students demonstrated stress relief and improved performance [2]. Perhaps, you can relate with life and work demands. Now, there is a safe, effective option to boost performance.

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback uses electronic sensors and computer software to understand and modify stress response. These sensors show temperature, breathing, heart rate, muscle tension, sweat and more. Often, this therapy is part of an overall wellness package including mindfulness, breathing exercises, meditation and muscle relaxation. Home practice is key to better results. Research supports biofeedback for top performance and relief of many stress-related conditions such as migraines, irritable bowel, hypertension, anxiety and chronic pain [1, 2].

Say Goodbye to Stress and Anxiety

Biofeedback is a rewarding part of integrative health care. Often, clients share success stories as they develop personal insight and skills to find greater ease in life. Connect with me to share your story or learn more about the remarkable benefits of mind-body care.

About Dr. Gina Johnson

20 Years of Healthcare, a Lifetime of Caring. Dr. Gina Johnson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Washington State, with a concierge practice specializing in hormone and cognitive health for lifespan wellness. In addition to medical education at Bastyr University, Dr. Johnson received additional training in functional and regenerative medicine for age management from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She presents to community and business groups, with a keen interest in workplace wellness and stress resilience. Dr. Gina Marie offers telehealth and on-site corporate consultations to provide personalized, integrative care where you are. Learn more, schedule online at vitalmindbody.com, and receive a free copy of Dr. Gina Marie’s “Natural Hormone Reset Guide.” Corporate wellness and speaking inquiries are welcome, please email support@vitalmindbody.com. When not caring for patients, you’ll find Dr. Gina Marie spending time in nature or cooking healthy meals with loved ones. Live well for life!

References

[1] Frank, D. L., Khorshid, L., Kiffer, J., Moravec, C. & McKee, M. G. (Jun 2010). Biofeedback in medicine: who, when, why and how? Mental Health Family Medicine. 7(2): 85-91. PMCID: PMC2939454

[2] Ratanasiripong, P., Park, J. F., Ratanasiripong, N. & Kathalae, D. (Sept 2015). Stress and Anxiety Management in Nursing Students: Biofeedback and Mindfulness Meditation. Journal of Nursing Education, 54 (9):520-4. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20150814-07. Pubmed 26334339