Bio-Neuro Feed Back & Bioguided Music Therapy
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is defined as a type of complementary and alternative medicine called “mind, body therapy“. It is designed to enable you in mind-over-matter fashion- to use your thought and will to control your body. Biofeedback is based on the idea confirmed by scientific studies that people have the innate potential to influence with their minds many of the automatic involuntary functions of their bodies. In other words, biofeedback manipulates the body’s physiological responses that are normally controlled by the automatic nervous system.
Biofeedback is a technique that can be useful in a wide variety of conditions. For Instance, while it cannot cure cancer but it can help the cancer patients in relaxation and reduction of stress, nausea and vomiting associated with chemo therapy. It is noninvasive, inexpensive and safe.When it is combined with Music Therapy, the beneficial effects multiply.
I have organized Bioguided Music Therapy Seminars at Vimhans (Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health Neuro & Allied Sciences) Hospital, New Delhi with Dr. Eric Miller, Biofeedback therapist and Board-certified music therapist who is also the author of “Bioguided Music Therapy” and Executive Director of nonprofits “Music for People”. In the USA Music Therapy is an established healthcare practice.
I have also organized Bio-guided Music Therapy seminar “Where Music Complements Traditional Approach” at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon which was inaugurated by Dr. Naresh Trehan and conducted by Dr. Eric B Miller for the benefit of Resident psychiatrists and psychologists.
Biofeedback can be particularly useful in treating stress- related conditions –
- Hot flushes
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Irregular heart beats
- Chronic low back pain
- Chronic constipation
- High Blood Pressure
- In continence
As a biofeedback specialist, to help my patients I develop their ability to use signals from special monitoring equipment and to teach them to control and monitor certain body functions and their responses, such as :
- Brain activity
- Blood pressure
- Muscle tension
- Heart Rate
- Skin temperature
- Sweat gland activity.
How does Biofeedback help
- Helps to promote wellness and optimize overall health.
- Helps to control various biological functions.
- Reduces stress, tension and promotes relaxation.
- Reduces and eliminates feeling of helplessness with a sense of control over his/her health.
- Teaches techniques for living a healthier life overall.
- Biofeedback has also proven useful in reconditioning and strengthening muscles after surgery, restoring loss of control due to damage and overcoming urinary and bowel incontinence.