Over the past decade, scientists have learned a lot about how the brain functions. We know that our central nervous and autoimmune systems affect our physical, mental and emotional health, and that our physical, mental and emotional state can also affect these systems. We also know more about brain functioning, its connection to the body’s complex systems, and its brain’s ability to control bodily functions once thought to be impossible through conscious control.
Biofeedback is a training technique used to teach people how to regulate bodily functions. It teaches you to be aware of how your body is functioning and how to use your brain to make change bodily functions, including …show more content…
You can take advantage right now of what we already know about its benefits to improve your health and reduce your joint pain.
During a biofeedback therapy session, electrodes are attached to your skin and provide feedback on bodily functions that can include your heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, body temperature and more. You get feedback from these instruments about what’s going on in your body and feedback on your efforts to use your brain to change these functions. A biofeedback therapist will teach you relaxation exercises and guide you in learning how to control these bodily functions. Biofeedback can help you to reduce the brainwaves that are activated when you experience joint pain. Initially you will rely on the feedback from the biofeedback equipment to change your brain waves, but over time you will master controlling these functions without it.
Uses of Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback therapy is gaining acceptance as a viable treatment option for some conditions and is helpful in the treatment of many conditions including:
• Chronic pain;
• Stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder; …show more content…
People living with chronic pain frequently suffer from sleep problems. Another benefit of osteopathic treatment is better quality sleep, which is so important for good physical and mental health and for a good quality of life.
What Are The Risks?
Complications from osteopathic treatment are extremely rare. Some patients may feel some pain or fatigue after osteopathic manipulative treatment, but these side effects normally disappear in less than 24 hours. Patients with osteoporosis, who have had recent joint surgery, or who have rheumatoid arthritis in the neck are not good candidates for Osteopathic manipulation, but they may benefit from other forms of Osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic treatment when combined with conventional medical treatment can often be more effective than conventional medical treatment alone. It might be time to talk about alternative treatments with your doctor, and Osteopathic treatment might be the