Biofeedback is a helpful way of letting your body tell you how to reduce stress responses. Many of us in the health care field have discovered the positive effects of biofeedback. This tool to enhance one’s “body awareness” can help with issues of chemical dependency, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, migraine and tension headaches, incontinence, anxiety, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma and many other conditions. When it’s utilised in combination with chiropractic care, many report excellent results.
Biofeedback is a non-surgical, non-drug approach that teaches you how to use your mind to control your body’s responses to certain involuntary body functions, such as your pulse and muscle tension. Many of us unknowingly respond to stress by tightening certain muscles. For some, it could be a constant tightening of muscles in our abdomen. Or clenching our jaw. Or the muscles in our buttocks. These often-unconscious reactions can produce exhausting fatigue. Biofeedback can help you become more aware of these tendencies and help you more consciously control your response.
Once you learn biofeedback techniques, you can practice them in moments of stress or when you start noticing increased muscle tension in an area of your body. Biofeedback, is about enhanced body awareness. Those with this ability enjoy better health, often have more energy and have a sense of ease that makes them more effective.