Decreasing Hypertension with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

  

Reducing Stress and Anxiety with

Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

 

 

Hypertension AAPB Link

Effectiveness with Hypertension

Biofeedback has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and need for surgery by as much as 74% compared to routine medical care or exercise regimens. Other studies have shown as much as a 15 point drop in systolic and a 9 point drop in diastolic pressure when using biofeedback equipment.  

Biofeedback therapy for hypertension involves using a thermometer to measure skin temperature and/or external devices to measure respiration rate while the client practices stress management techniques such as deep breathing.

Typically 6-20 sessions are needed before the client is able to maintain changes without “feedback” from the equipment.

 

Anxiety AAPB Efficacy link

Effectiveness with Stress and Anxiety 

Biofeedback and Neurofeedback are non-invasive, long lasting approaches that do not have the negative side effects (addiction, withdrawal, weight gain and fatigue) of medications prescribed to relieve anxiety. 

Biofeedback therapy for stress and anxiety disorders involves training the client to break the cycle of thoughts which lead to muscle tension, increased heart rate, and other physical symptoms, by learning techniques such as relaxation and specialized deep breathing that rejuvenate the body and calm the mind. 

Typically, positive changes may be seen in as little as 7-14 sessions.