What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a therapy that allows you to control and regulate your body’s physiological functions more effectively, thereby reducing excess nervous excitability in your body. Whether you want to take charge of your emotions, control pain signals in your body or as an athlete reach higher levels, taking charge of your physiology through biofeedback allows you to optimize your body’s nervous system and puts you fully in charge of your life.
During a session, our experts attach non-invasive electrical sensors to your skin (finger sensors could also be used) through which you receive instant feedback on your body’s functions. The feedback can be in the form of an image, a flash of light as well as sounds that represent your physiological functions such as heart and breathing rate, skin temperature and muscle activity. Under normal circumstances, these functions occur without your conscious awareness.
When under stress or in pain, a component of your nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system is activated unconsciously. This leads to increases in your heart rate, tightening of your muscles, a rise in blood pressure, sweating, and a rapid increase in breathing. Biofeedback enables you to bring the activity of the sympathetic nervous system under conscious control and as a result, take charge of your physiology.
What benefits do you get from doing Biofeedback Therapy with Elumind?
You reduce stress and anxiety by consciously decreasing unhelpful sympathetic activation
You reduce chronic pain and associated negative emotions
You magnify your body’s healing capacity through regulation of your breathing
You reduce overall inflammation in your body You gain mastery of your body’s physiological functions
You regulate blood flow, heart rate and breathing in your body
You learn how to enhance your body’s musculoskeletal functions (especially if you are an athlete)