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Biofeedback for Stress and Anxiety Relief

 

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 Helps Me Survive Medical Training

As a medical student in my final year of rigorous training and care demands, I face more work than time or energy. At times, the pressure feels overwhelming and I question my ability to succeed. Mind-body tools allow greater ability to bounce back. Biofeedback helps 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.

Gina Johnson, RN, MBA, Naturopathic Doctoral Candidate 2018

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