Experts say biofeedback is the stress management system of the future, but how does biofeedback help people reduce stress? Biofeedback in stress management is not only outstanding in its effectiveness. It gives us an alternative stress management option that can help us correct our body’s faults, correct imbalances and reduce stress through mindfulness.
What is stress?
We can define stress as a natural response of our body to changes and challenges around us. Stress can cause the body to perform at its peak, allowing us to escape, fight back and survive a situation or life situation.
Stress is one of the key drivers of adaptation and development, as our body detects the stressful situation and enables us to overcome the difficulty, to get the best out of ourselves.
When we are put in a stressful situation, nervous and hormonal changes are triggered in our body, regulating our circulation, breathing, body temperature and other physiological processes.
These increase our alertness under stress, causing muscles to tense, heart rate to rise and breathing to speed up. When there are no stressful events, everything is boring, you feel almost sleepy, and the body does not produce the adrenaline and cortisol that it does under stress.
How to manage stress?
The stress factor itself cannot always be avoided, so it is very important to learn how to manage stress! By managing stress effectively, we can regain our physical and mental balance and reduce the impact of stress on our daily lives.
What is stress management and how is it done? Different methods work for everyone, but a common thread is to strive for a balanced, healthy diet, regular exercise and a restful, sufficient amount of sleep!
These 3 ‘ingredients’ already go a long way to helping our bodies deal effectively with stress. If you really want to make your body more resistant to the harmful effects of stress, it is definitely worthwhile to take part in biofeedback therapy and learn biofeedback methods!
Biofeedback can also be an alternative for stress management and many other health complaints, if we want to tap into our body’s natural self-healing abilities and restore the dysfunction caused by persistent stress.
Biofeedback devices are essentially medical therapy devices consisting of special sensors, a computer system and innovative software. During biofeedback therapy, the sensors are placed on the patient, the computer system measures the bioelectric signals and displays them on a screen, so that the body’s processes or even reactions to stress can be visualised.
With the cooperation of the biofeedback therapist, the biofeedback device and the individual, stress can be treated at the very first level of manifestation, the physiological level.
Think about it, when we are stressed, our palms immediately start to sweat, our limbs can become cold, our blood pressure and pulse rise, our breathing quickens.
The biofeedback device displays these measurements and helps us to calm down, to use our mind to influence unconscious physiological processes.
Biofeedback in stress management
The QUEX ED, QUEX S biofeedback devices use multiple biofeedback methods to treat stress for maximum effectiveness. Constant stress is not healthy, the body will sooner or later show signs of being out of balance and under constant strain by the onset of mental and physical illness.
In such cases, we can consult a biofeedback therapist who will carry out a symptom inventory, identify the problems and also suggest successful biofeedback therapy treatments. Biofeedback for stress can bring noticeable changes in 10-20 sessions, and the patient is learning as he or she goes along, and will be able to apply the methods learned on their own.
Let’s look at biofeedback methods for stress management!
- ECG: electrocardiography can influence heart rate, heart function, reduce the effects of stress on the autonomic nervous system and the heart.
- EEG: helps to achieve harmony between the two hemispheres and lobes of the brain. Achieving balance in brain waves is also important because most of us use the right brain less, even though it is the most creative and where we can find the most problem solving. This can mean better adaptability in stressful situations.
- Spinal therapy: this can reduce the impact of stress on the muscles, relieving muscle knots.
- SENSO program runs as a standalone application on QUEX ED and QUEX S biofeedback machines, helps to support guided meditation, helps to relax facial muscles. It also supports regeneration and relaxation.
During a successful biofeedback therapy, the brain in a relaxed and relaxed bodymind state almost immediately feels and continuously learns effective stress management.