Learn about How Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Services Can Help You in Park Ridge, IL
Biofeedback is an advanced technique used to train people to improve their health by controlling their heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Most people who benefit from biofeedback have conditions that are brought on or made worse by stress. When your body is under chronic stress, internal processes like blood pressure become overactive. The doctors at Athans and Associates can help you learn how to change your body’s physiology (such as blood pressure, etc.) through relaxation techniques and mental exercises. Biofeedback is a specific technique, which will allow you to see the results on the monitor, encouraging your efforts.
Biofeedback is an effective therapy for many conditions, including, but not limited to high blood pressure, tension headache, migraine headache, chronic pain, abdominal pain, constipation and encopresis, Irritable Bowel Disease, attention problems, anxiety, etc.
Neurofeedback is a similar type of training: emphasizing brain training through the use of EEG (brain) electrodes and the feedback your brain sends back directly to you and the computer. Neurofeedback can improve symptoms of inattention, cognitive difficulties, and emotional regulation by re-training the brain.
Research supports biofeedback and neurofeedback in improving a number of physiological conditions and often results in reducing the need for medication.
The doctors at Athans and Associates have the appropriate biofeedback/neurofeedback equipment and are trained and credentialed in the above techniques.