Biofeedback is a form of natural health and healing
therapy that aims to promote natural health- it is considered an alternative
and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Welcome to Biofeedback
at Natural Earth
you ever felt feverish and decided to go to bed with a hot bowl
of soup? Does your preference for dessert depend on the numbers
shown on your bathroom scale? Well, then you have been listening
to your body! Depending upon the readings on the thermometer, you
decided to opt for hot soup (which supplies fluids) and rest. The
figures on your bathroom scales tell you whether you should take
that extra serving of strawberry cake or not.
Well, then you are not new to biofeedback. Although you may not
know it, you have been trying to ‘improve your health by reading
the signals your body is sending you’. This is biofeedback.
When doctors, physiotherapists and even ordinary people use signals
from the patient’s body to decide the course of their treatment,
they are relying on biofeedback.
biofeedback, electronic instruments enable doctors to monitor the
activities of the body – both physical as well as psychological.
Clinicians have sensitive machines that can easily ‘see’
or ‘hear’ inside the bodies of patients. It is not uncommon
to come across people who are very confused about their own symptoms,
aches and pains. These machines can detect the internal activities
of a person with far greater precision than the patient himself
For patients the ‘biofeedback machine’ acts like a
kind of sixth-sense that guides them to the true workings of their
bodies. According to the readings given by the machine the biofeedback
therapist makes internal adjustments. This information is valuable
and often proves crucial when it comes to choosing modes of treatment.
The therapist is almost like a football coach, waiting on the sidelines
and giving instructions to patients on how to improve performance.
biofeedback first made its appearance, doctors had high hopes –
probably these were too high to be realistic. They hoped that biofeedback
would one day give us so much control over our bodies that we could
simply ‘will’ ourselves to good health. A patient could
then avoid taking medicines.
scientists and doctors have more reasonable and realistic expectations.
Biofeedback can help in the treatment of many diseases. It can drastically
reduce post-operative pain. Disorders of the digestive system, cardiac
arrhythmias, blood pressure variations, epilepsy, migraine and stress-related
head aches and paralysis – these can be treated using biofeedback.
Biofeedback often aims at changing habitual reactions to incidents
that trigger stress. Stress and our reaction to it is often the
underlying cause of pain or disease. With most patients, biofeedback
is a kind of skill training where patients listen in on their bodies
and learn techniques that help them to avert stress or pain.
psychiatrists, dentists, physiotherapists and even nurses are increasingly
relying on biofeedback. Biofeedback produces amazing results when
it is combined with other treatment techniques. Since it is a non-invasive
and painless process, biofeedback is a valuable option. Patients
can be taught about factors that trigger attacks (as in the case
of epilepsy and migraine) and what they have to do to manage, reduce
or eliminate the symptoms.
Biofeedback is very effective for chronic benign problems. With
this therapy, long term medications become a thing of the past and
mid-night visits to the emergency room become a rarity. What’s
best of all – NO more side effects!
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