Q. What is Biofeedback?
A. Biofeedback is a training technique in which people are taught to improve their Physical, mental, emotional spiritual health and performance by using signals from their own bodies. It is a technique that makes unconscious or involuntary bodily and neurological processes (such as heartbeats or brainwaves perceptible to the senses in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control. The field of mind-body medicine is based on the premise that mental or emotional processes (the mind) can affect physiologic function (the body). An example of this is the human emotions of anger and hostility that can affect the heart.
Q. What is the goal of Biofeedback therapy?
A. The primary goal (learned skill) of this therapy is self-regulation. The objectives are to help people develop a greater awareness and voluntary control over their physiological and psychological processes that are otherwise outside of awareness and/or under less voluntary control. This may take place in the form of analog, binary, auditory and or visual feedback signals.
Q. What does Biofeedback treat?
A. Biofeedback is known to treat a great variety of problems and conditions. The following is a short list of ailments for which Biofeedback has been helpful.
*Other types of chronic pain
*Disorders of the digestive system
*High blood pressure
*Increasing the sense of wellness
Q. Is Biofeedback therapy painful?
A. Absolutely not. Actually, most people state that they feel a sense of peace and calming or a deep sense of relaxation during and after their session. Some people report that even one session de-stresses them for long periods of time.
Q. What is AVE/CES?
A. AVE stands for audio –visual entrainment. CES stands for cranial electrical stimulation. These two forms of therapy have been combined into one therapy so as to more quickly and easily get the desired beneficial effects. Which means that there will be lights flashing in your eyes and/or tones pulsing in the ears at different times from 1 to 25 Hz, which have an influence on brainwave activity. The brain responds to or resonates (mirrors) to the stimuli, being able to speed up
or slow down with the stimuli.
Q. What are some of the benefits to AVE/CES?
A. Some of the recorded benefits to AVE/CES are:
*deep relaxation while feeling more energized
*visual images, colors and patterns
*the sense of feeling “grounded and calm”
*the boost of mental clarity when resolving problems
*improved learning and memory
*increased neurotransmitter production
*a sense of well being
*and much more…
Q. What does a Biofeedback session cost?
A. A 45 minute session with AVE/CES will cost $65.00. If this treatment is combined with PEMF at the same time, it will run $80.00. The entire time that you will be at your appointment is 1 hour.
Q. How many sessions of Biofeedback therapy will I require?
A. It depends on you and your needs. Some people will require more or less assistance than another individual. Even one session can be helpful, but we recommend that you start with one session a week for several weeks and then re-evaluate how you feel (symptoms). Then base your decision with the assistance of your practitioner from there.
Q. Are there any contraindications to Biofeedback?
A. With Biofeedback in general, there are no negative side effects. Using the basic forms of Biofeedback, such as EEG, EMG, HRV, there are no contraindications. When using AVE/CES forms of Biofeedback there are a few contraindications, such as people who have a pacemaker, epilepsy, brain tumor, brain injury, mental illness, drug or alcohol, use or a recent stroke. One should always be seated or in a reclined position when using AVE/CES as you will be experiencing an altered state of consciousness and awareness.