Who uses Biofeedback?

Mayo Clinic Overview!

 

Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control some of your body's functions, such as your heart rate.

 

During biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. It is beneficial for anyone who experiences stress and can also be used on animals. 

 

This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain. In essence, biofeedback gives you the ability to practice new ways to control your body, often to improve a health condition or physical performance.

 

Types of biofeedback

 

Your therapist might use a variety of biofeedback methods depending on your health problems and goals. Biofeedback types include:

 

  • Brain waves. This type uses scalp sensors to monitor your brain waves using an electroencephalograph (EEG).

  • Breathing. During respiratory biofeedback, bands are placed around your abdomen and chest to monitor your breathing patterns and respiration rate.

  • Heart rate. This type uses finger or earlobe sensors with a device used to detect blood volume changes (photoplethysmograph). Or sensors placed on your chest, lower torso or wrists use an electrocardiograph (ECG) to measure your heart rate and how your heart rate varies.

  • Muscle contraction. This type involves placing sensors over your skeletal muscles with an electromyograph (EMG) to monitor the electrical activity that causes muscle contraction.

  • Sweat gland activity. Sensors attached around your fingers or on your palm or wrist with an electrodermograph (EDG) measure the activity of your sweat glands and the amount of perspiration on your skin, alerting you to anxiety.

  • Temperature. Sensors attached to your fingers or feet measure blood flow to your skin. Because your temperature often drops when you're under stress, a low reading can prompt you to begin relaxation techniques.

 

Biofeedback devices

 

You can receive biofeedback training in physical therapy clinics, medical centers and hospitals. A growing number of biofeedback devices and programs also are being marketed for home use, including:

 

  • Interactive computer programs or mobile devices. Some types of biofeedback devices measure physiological changes in your body, such as your heart rate activity and skin changes, by using one or more sensors attached to your fingers or your ear. The sensors plug into your computer.

    Using computer graphics and prompts, the devices then help you master stress by helping you to pace your breathing, relax your muscles and think positive self-statements about your ability to cope. Studies show that these types of devices might be effective in improving responses during stress and inducing feelings of calm and well-being.

  • With the Indigo biofeedback therapy it involves wearing a headband that monitors your brain activity while you meditate. It uses sounds to let you know when your mind is calm and when it's active to help you learn to control your stress response. The information from each session can be stored on your computer or mobile device so that you can track your progress over time.

  • Wearable devices. One type involves wearing a sensor on your waist that monitors your breathing and tracks your breathing patterns using a downloadable app. The app can alert you if you're having prolonged tension, and it offers guided breathing activities to help restore your calm.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved biofeedback devices, Resperate, for reducing stress and lowering blood pressure. Resperate is a portable electronic device that promotes slow, deep breathing.

 

However, the FDA doesn't regulate many biofeedback devices marketed for home use. Before trying biofeedback therapy at home, discuss the types of devices with your care team to find the best fit.

 

 

 

Do you feel like you have tried everything but you are still struggling to accomplish a wellness goal for yourself, your family, or even your animals?  Quantum Biofeedback approaches wellness from a sub-molecular level by balancing and neutralizing stressors.   Here’s a basic introduction:

Legal:  Let me first start by saying that Biofeedback Therapy does not diagnose, treat, prescribe for, or cure any disease or condition.  Please consult your preferred healthcare provider or veterinarian when making health choices for yourself, your family, or your animals.

 

Similar to Anti-Virus Software:  Think about the anti-virus software on your computer.  It scans endless amounts of code looking for code sequences that are problematic.  The Quantum SCIO Biofeedback Device scans over 12,000 frequencies and looks for imbalances or impedances and then sends a corrective signal.


How does it work?   The Quantum SCIO works like a 2-way radio.  It scans for a signal and then reads it, then based on the information it receives, it emits a signal in response.  For example, if the SCIO detects the frequency of the pathogen that causes Lyme Disease, it will send the opposite frequency to neutralize the energy.

 

Balances and Neutralizes Energetic Stressors

 

How does it work?   The Quantum SCIO works like a 2-way radio.  It scans for a signal and then reads it, then based on the information it receives, it emits a signal in response.  For example, if the SCIO detects the frequency of the pathogen that causes Lyme Disease, it will send the opposite frequency to neutralize the energy.

 

Wired or Wireless:  The Quantum SCIO device is capable of providing therapy on site or at a distance.  Compare it to cable TV vs. satellite TV.  Cable TV sends a frequency through a wire.  Satellite TV sends a frequency through space.  The TV receives the signal and broadcasts it to you.  The SCIO can be attached via a series of wires/harnesses or it can work wirelessly through a transmitter on the device which is capable of both sending and receiving energetic frequencies.  Most often, children and animals receive biofeedback from a wireless signal.

 

What is it used for?  The Quantum SCIO Biofeedback Device can be used for energy balancing for countless imbalances of body, mind, or spirit.  It has been used to recover from physical or emotional traumas as well as to remove stressful influences to allow the body to heal on its own.

Schedule a consultation.  If you have questions about biofeedback therapy or you would like to schedule a session for yourself, your family, or your animals please call 541.543.9820 or contact us online.

 

This list is practically endless. If you ask everyone you know about their fears, you will come across a variety of fears, some of which you can’t even connect with! But that is the nature of fear. It is most often irrational and imaginary. This is different from the kind of fear you feel when faced with a truly dangerous situation. However, being in dangerous situations is certainly not an everyday occurrence.

 

 

This kind of logical thinking does not stop us from being fearful! So, how can we help ourselves when we stand face to face with our fears?


Here is a technique that can help you when you find yourself in the grip of irrational fear:

 

Sit or lie down comfortably.


Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.


Feel your fear in all its intensity. Do not be afraid of feeling the fear. For instance, if you are afraid of an illness, feel the fear and all the scary details your mind projects about this illness. Don’t worry, this will not manifest the illness. Since the intention of feeling the fear is to release the energy associated with it, know that you are safe.


Now bring your awareness to your body. In which part of your body do you feel the effects of this fear? Do you feel tightness in your solar plexus or chest? Or do you feel heaviness in your head?


Once you locate the part of the body in which the fear manifests, place one of your palms on that part.


Give a shape and color to this fear. Go with the first image that comes to your mind. Do not analyze. View this image in your mind’s eye.


Now stretch your other hand, with the palm facing up. Request Archangel Michael or any other Spirit Guide you are comfortable working with to place their palm in yours.


Feel the powerful energy emanating from this fearless being. Breathe in and absorb some of his energy.
Now feel the power of your own being. You are inherently powerful. The scary voice in your head that makes you feel weak and fearful is the voice of the Ego.


With this awareness of your power, see yourself blowing the symbols Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, Sei Hei Ki and Cho Ku Rei to the image of the fear you hold in your mind’s eye. Third level practitioners can also use the Master Symbol.
See the symbols flying towards the image of the fear and attaching themselves to it. See the fear being enveloped in Reiki and being transmuted into power and love.


Do this for as long as you feel like. If you feel weak or powerless while in the midst of the process, remind yourself that Archangel Michael (or your Spirit Guide) is with you. What is there to fear when you are in the company of such powerful beings? They are there to assist you and help you recognize your own power. So, take their help.


Once you feel peaceful, thank Reiki and Archangel Michael (or your Spirit Guide) for their assistance.

 

 

Do this process whenever you find yourself in the grip of irrational fear. It may need to be done several times, often over months, before the fear is healed fully. You may also receive intuitive messages about other steps you can take to help with the healing. Cord cutting is particularly useful to heal deep-rooted fears.

 

If the fear overwhelms you to such an extent that you cannot even lie still and relax to do this process, it would be wise to work with a competent Reiki Master. Once the fear is at least partially healed and you feel comfortable, you can start working independently.

 

 

Your fears can be healed. You are much more powerful than any fearful projection of your Ego. You just have forgotten how powerful you are and it is now time for you to remember it!

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Petra Nicoll

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Tel: 541-543-9820​​​

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