Biofeedback offers you a way to effectively deal with stress.
Stress Information   Biofeedback Information

 

What is stress and how it affects our body.

Stress

Q: What is Stress?
A: Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed or their body is stressed then their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by an immediate danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional or physical and  there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength.


Q: What causes Stress?
Stress may result from a large number of factors
including but not limited to allergens, bacteria and viruses, chemicals, dehydration, emotional issues, exercise, fast foods, financial problems, fungi and fungal infections, genetically altered foods, headaches and migraines, heavy metals, irradiation, lack of sleep, low self concept, medical conditions, diseases or disorders, microwave radiation, nutritional deficiencies, overworking, pain, parasites, prescription drugs, and psychological conditions, diseases or disorders.

What does to much Stress do to the human body?
Stress is thought to be an important factor in many health problems. Early stress researchers found that regardless of the environmental stressor, a generalized physiological response was activated in the organism called the "fight or flight," or stress response and termed the General Adaptation Syndrome by Hans Selye. When an individual encounters a stressor, the body part that first notes the stimulus passes the signal to the brain. The message passes through the reticular activating system to the hypothalamus and thalamus. When the hypothalamus experiences the stressor signal, it simultaneously activates the two major stress pathways: the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system. When the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system is activated by the hypothalamus, involuntary functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and body fluid regulation are affected. At the same time, the pituitary gland is stimulated, which in turn orders the release of several chemical hormones. The chemical cortisol provides fuel for the "fight or flight" response by increasing blood sugar so that there is energy for action. Aldosterone increases the blood pressure. Epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine are also produced, along with thyroxin.


These brain chemicals, elicited by the fight-fight response, in turn, cause the following to occur:
1. Acceleration of heart rate
2. Dilation of coronary arteries
3. Dilation of bronchial tubes
4. Increase in force of heart contractions
5. Increase in rate of metabolism 6. Increase in anxiety
7. Increase in gastrointestinal motility
8. Increase in rate and depth of respiration
9. Decrease in feeling of tiredness
10. Decrease in Salvation (dry mouth) 11. Dilation of pupils


The physical problems related to chronic stress include the lowering of the immune response, chronic muscle tension, and increased blood pressure. These problems can eventually lead to serious life-threatening illnesses such as heart attacks, kidney disease, and cancer. Holmes and Rahe and others have found that individuals who have undergone several stressful life events over a year's time have a much higher probability of developing these types of serious illness, within a few years of the events, than non-stressed individuals.

Some health problems that may be caused by stress:

Some individuals react with the "fight or flight" response, whereas other individuals either suppress the response or do not react to it at all. To accommodate the individual differences in the activation of the stress response, the concept of cognition was proposed. In other words, the thought process of the individual in response to the stressor is considered important. What might be perceived as a stressor by one person might not be seen as a stressor by another.

Q: What can I do to reduce my stress?
A: Managing stress is about taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, and your schedule. BUT we don't want you to 'just' cope with stress! Biofeedback offers you ways to effectively deal with stress.

Biofeedback
 

Energizing the natural life force...

1. What is Biofeedback?
2. What happens during a Biofeedback Session?
3. How dose Biofeedback work?
4. Why Choose Biofeedback?
5. What does Biofeedback feel like?
6. Who could benefit from Biofeedback?
7. What are possible (health) benefits of Biofeedback?
8. How much does Biofeedback cost?
9. Where can I get a Biofeedback Sessions?

1. Q: What is Biofeedback?
A: Biofeedback is a technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own body.
Biofeedback is applied with the use of a computerized system and software. It is an emerging technology that reads the body at biological speeds (the speed of a computer) providing results within minutes as opposed to days and weeks.

2. Q: What happens during a Biofeedback Session?
A: During a Biofeedback session the client is relaxing comfortably in a recliner listening to soothing music. The client is connected to the Biofeedback device via a head harness, two ankle harnesses and two wrist harnesses.

The Biofeedback Specialist enters the client information into the computer and calibrates the device to the client. A GSR program (Galvanic skin response) is performed energetically and the results are fed into the computer software. This provides the practitioner with information about the state of the energy and stress most prevalent in the body at that time.

After gathering the GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) results, the data offers an understanding of your potential needs. It can reveal the specific stressors which could be the underlying issues surrounding your body’s ability to heal. It is then that the Biofeedback can be applied in order to help you correct and reduce stressors energetically.

3. Q: How does Biofeedback work?
A: The easiest way to really understand what Biofeedback can do is to think in terms of stresses or stressors - all those things we are born with or happen to us or that get into the body from the environment that may cause disease.

Biofeedback is totally non-invasive. The system uses five comfortable straps that wrap around your wrists, ankles and forehead. A GSR (Galvanic skin response) program is performed energetically and the results are fed into the computer software. This provides the practitioner with information about the state of the energy and stress most prevalent in the body at that time.

4. Q: Why choose Biofeedback?
A: With the ability to provide virtually instant information through a comfortable and relaxing non-invasive process, biofeedback professionals are able to address their clients stress in a sophisticated and finely tuned way.

Biofeedback promises to play a significant role in the future of increasing health through Pain Management for stress and pain management.

5. Q: What does Biofeedback feel like?
A: Most individuals feel nothing at all during the immediate session other than a becoming very relaxed. Some clients experience pain reduction within one or more biofeedback sessions. Others can experience a state of deep sense of well-being or some even feel energized immediately following a session.

6. Q: Who could benefit from Biofeedback?
A: Anybody and everybody; from infant to senior, and including animals!

Biofeedback’s communication with the client is independent of, and not reliant on language, verbal, visual, or conscious thought processes.

7. Q: What are possible (health) benefits of Biofeedback?
A: Biofeedback has been scientifically proven to help reduce stress and hypertension that may be related to illness, injury or emotional trauma.
Biofeedback can result in an overall improved sense of well-being, greater mental clarity, pain reduction, and improved physical performance.

Ability to relax more quickly
Deeper state of relaxation during sleep
Easier to fall asleep and stay asleep
Reduction of stress and hypertension
Improved general health
Increase in amount of calmness and peacefulness
Reduction of anger
Less fearfulness
Fewer anxiety attacks
Amelioration of sorrow
Reduction of the depth of depression
Heightened muscle mobility
Enhanced mental clarity
Able to pay attention more consistently
Better focus of attention
Deeper concentration and enhanced memory
Less attention to pain and stressors
Less concentration on pain and stressors
Fewer feelings of pain and stress
Less intense focus on pain and stressors
Less intensity of any pain or any stress
More able to manage stress and pain

8. How much does Biofeedback cost?
Biofeedback session cost $65.00 per session. Each session lasts about 60 minutes. Buy a package of 4 sessions one per week for a month at $ 220.00 for a savings of $40.00. Commit to 8 sessions for $400.00 and save $120.00


9. Where can I get a Biofeedback Sessions?
The Biofeedback sessions are preformed in the relaxing atmosphere in our massage room right here at Maple Leaf Natural Health by Stephanie Kenyon a Biofeedback Specialist. Call   731-427-6306  or come by the Shoppe and make your appointment. Please refrain from eating prior to the session and drink plenty of water for maximum electrical conduction.


Disclaimer

Our system is for biofeedback, and is designed for stress and pain management. We do not diagnose, only a licensed physician can diagnose.

Neither biofeedback professionals nor biofeedback devices are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical, chiropractic or psychological disorder, disease or disorder.  am not a medical doctor, chiropractor or psychotherapist. I do not diagnosis, treat, cure or prevent any medical, chiropractic or psychological disorder, disease or condition.

All biofeedback devices are intended for the purpose of relaxation and muscle re-education. I am a biofeedback specialist and I train people with biofeedback to manage their stress and pain through relaxation.