Listening to Your Body
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 utilized 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 body’s response.
What are the benefits of biofeedback?
- Reduces the need for medication
- Assume greater responsibility for your health
- Improves the quality of your life
- Can be used with children or adults
- There are no known side effects
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, like chiropractic care, 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.