Stress is a common experience in our daily lives, and it can take a toll on our physical and mental well-being. That’s why stress management is essential to maintaining a healthy and happy life. In this article, neurologist Dr. Márta Simon talks about different biofeedback techniques which you can use to lower your stress levels.
1. Electrocardiography (ECG)
Electrocardiography is a type of biofeedback that can influence the heart’s pulse and reduce the effects of stress on the vegetative nervous system (responsible for regulating involuntary bodily functions) and the heart.
2. Electroencephalography (EEG)
Additionally, electroencephalography can help create harmony between the brain hemispheres and lobes. This is particularly useful because we tend to use the left hemisphere more often, neglecting the right hemisphere’s creative and abstract thinking. This imbalance can lead to weaker adaptation abilities and affect internal organs, making stress management more challenging.
3. Spinal therapy
Spinal therapy is another technique that can reduce the effects of stress on the muscles and alleviate muscle knots. These knots develop due to poor posture, such as after long hours of typing with pulled-up shoulders. The resulting tension can cause painful spots that can be relieved through spinal therapy. Additionally, clients can discuss their emotional background with their specialist. Thus, they can identify which events in their lives cause physical stress and find cognitive solutions to manage it.
The SENSO program is another effective biofeedback technique that can relieve stress, and which runs on the QUEX ED ® and QUEX S ® biofeedback devices as a standalone app. The SENSO program helps loosen facial muscles and incorporates guided meditation that facilitates relaxation through a predetermined frequency. The program also facilitates the body’s regeneration processes.
Other relaxation techniques
While everyone experiences stress differently, physical exercise, breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga can all help manage it. It’s essential to find the relaxation technique that works best for you, and to know that overcoming a stressful lifestyle will always require long-term attention and dedication.
Do what feels right to you
In conclusion, managing stress is crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy life. Biofeedback relaxation techniques, such as ECG and EEG, spinal therapy, and the SENSO program, are effective tools that can help individuals manage their stress. Finding the right relaxation technique for you is key to managing stress effectively.
If you have any questions regarding biofeedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our experts.