Biofeedback provides handy information about your mind and body through the electrical sensors of a biofeedback device. Based on this measured information, biofeedback therapy can teach you how to take control of your physical and mental health. The benefits it can provide are almost endless. Let’s list some of the most important ones.
1. Ease stress and anxiety
It’s been proven that biofeedback therapy helps lower stress and anxiety, not to mention that it can also improve sleep quality. Over the years, thousands of clients have increased their ability to relax. During therapy, a specialist quantum biofeedback device makes you increasingly aware of how your body operates when under pressure. Because you are better able to sense when your stress and anxiety levels are about to surge, you also become more efficient at nipping the unpleasant feelings in the bud. The therapist teaches you the optimal relaxation method to do so.
2. Improve your focus
Quantum biofeedback can be very effective in helping adults and children with learning difficulties, ADHD and even autism. In these people, the parts of the brain that enables us to concentrate and concentrate work differently. While hooked to the biofeedback device, they must try to complete a task that requires special focus, for example getting a video to pause by using brainpower alone. Depending on how the client performs, the video responds differently. Through repeated practice, the brain figures out how to concentrate for longer periods of time.
3. Find relief from allergies
Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts. To tackle a ‘harmful’ substance, the body produces more antibodies than needed. The immune system overreacts in this way because it is out of balance: your immune barriers don’t function properly or the micro-organisms living at those barriers are out of sync. A biofeedback system detects which cells have lost their balance, and sends electrical pulses to the brain to re-educate the immune system. Because the immune system remembers how it is supposed to function, allergy medications and other treatments will work more efficiently.
4. Quit smoking more easily
Studies have shown that smoking and anxiety go hand in hand. Some doctors even compare nicotine to popular tranquilizers such as Valium. Because biofeedback teaches you to mimic the relaxing effect of nicotine on your own, it becomes much easier to make your desire to smoke decrease.
5. Make medication work better
Biofeedback therapy can significantly improve the effects of medication and other kinds of therapies. Many people are able to get by on smaller doses of their medication after completing therapy (but please note to always consult with your GP before making such changes). It is also known that some tend to handle rehabilitation programs better when biofeedback therapy is used to improve their focus and to decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. In that way, biofeedback therapy can enhance any type of therapy imaginable.
The more you learn, the more control you gain
The limits to what biofeedback can achieve are yet to discovered. But even though there is still much left to explore, experts agree that there are plenty of benefits to be reaped. If you want to gain a detailed understanding of your mind and body, it is definitely worth giving it a try. The more you learn about yourself, the more control you can gain over your physical and mental responses.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about biofeedback, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.