Biofeedback

Biofeedback reduces constant contraction of muscles overloading joints producing massive amounts inflammation which presents as nagging neck, head, or jaw pain you have everyday.

I do not want to participate in biofeedback because: 1. I love taking medications 2) I love having surgery 3) I love being in pain 4) I am looking for quick fix 5) I expect botox to cure me 6) The ability eat overrated 7) I love having toothache 8) I will miss having headache everyday 9) I love weekend visits to ER 10) I need that money for bass boat

Patients completing BIOFEEDBACK treatment reduce:

  1. Headaches visits by 75%,
  2. Medications intake by 56%,
  3. Emergency room visits by 19%,
  4. Physician phone calls by 16%
  5. Special procedures by 16%

Important Facts Biofeedback:

  1. One third of the patients eliminated doctor visits for headaches
  2. No adverse side effects
  3. Dependence on medications dramatically reduced
  4. No surgical scars
  5. Eliminates Jaw Pain returning on next crown
  6. Highly successful therapy for back, neck, jaw pains
  7. Empowers "you" to reduce your pain
  8. Improve the quality of your life
  9. Provides tools manage anxiety

Define Biofeedback:

  1. Art-science of developing tools to control tension in muscles
  2. EMG reader provides evidence of tension muscles
  3. Give readings/data: a) relaxed muscle, b) contracted muscle
  4. Teaches tools to lower the contraction rate in muscles
  5.  Successful lowers tension muscles
  6. Gives "you" feedback on tool success 
  7. Tension in muscles equal static contraction without lactic acid pump
  8. Improves emotional brain function and balance
  9. Counseling is highly effective reducing pain

What sets up increase tension (contraction) in muscles?

  1. Stress, pet peeves-------mild up regulation sympathetic system
  2. Negative thinking loops ---------- moderate up regulation sympathetic system
  3. Emotional hyjacking ------------- severe up regulation sympathetic system
  4. PTSD, Child Abuse ------------- damage emotional brain

Levels Anxiety

  1. Mild up regular system:
    1. infrequent stressors
    2. Pet peeves
    3. Cliches:
      1. Get goat
      2. Jerk your chain
      3. Push your button
  2. Mod up regular system:
    1. Medium & frequent stressors
    2. Negative thinking loops: Programming
      1. Worry
      2. Fret
      3. Perfectionism
      4. Inadequate/Low self esteem
  3. Significant up-regulation sympathetic system:
    1. Emotional Hyjacking
    2. Moderate triggers
  4. Damage emotional brain:
    1. PTSD,
    2. Child abuse
    3. Severe triggers
    4. Horrific accidents

Biofeedback Tools:

  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Autogenic training
  • Guided Imagery
  • Decrease physiological arousal
  • Deep breathing (thoracic)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Systemic Desensitization
  • Pain Focus Distraction
  • Anxiety Management
  • Stimulation Parasympathetic System
  • Coaching/Counseling

Feedback for success:

  1. Record muscle slightly contracted-before
  2. Record muscle w/ a lot tension-before
  3. Teach tool
  4. Record muscle-after
  5. Equate difference-success
  6. Practice tools

Biofeedback Teaching Tools

Left Trapezius contraction is elevated

Emotional Brain Therapy: sympathetic system down regulation: done in conjunction w/ chewing system orthopedic

  1. Biofeedback is necessary for mild anxiety.
  2. Biofeedback & Cognitive Behavior Therapy are moderate anxiety done in conjunction with CSO
  3. Counseling is necessary for PTSD & Emotional Hyjacking, done in conjunction with CSO
  4. Sometimes counseling before chewing system orthopedics in Child abuse & severe PTSD

Many patients allow anxiety to control their life. The world is quite gifted at up regulating our sympathetic system, but many patients can upregulate their sympathetic system with negative thinking loops. Have you ever cussed yourself, called yourself names, or piled on "put downs" due to a small imperfection in your personality?

How about those days when the world piles on the negatives (violence, crime, hatred, indifference, prejudice, bias, unloved, ignored, cold, hidden agendas, poor communication). Our sympathetic system can only take so much negative input until we are in overload; especially, if we do not learn enough tools to counter the negative manipulation or our emotional brain.

Purpose Biofeedback:

Many of us are avoid biofeedback because we think it is mental therapy for crazy people. The world crazy is term used to Yet, it the most effective tool for reducing tension in muscles, ever. I understand personally avoided biofeedback because I felt I could handle the skeletons in my closet (phrase for triggers from my childhood). These triggers were the past that was controlling my present world & my future pain. Biofeedback is teaching tools to lower tension in “your” muscles; that’s all. Do you know anyone who could use a few more tools to lower world’s ability to tense up our muscles ?

Counseling necessary in emotional hyjacking and PTSD.

If you choose to see how much the skeleton in your closet is controlling your biochemistry and physiology, be my guest. It is your choose to you reveal this manipulation to yourself. I personally choose to do biofeedback, because I hated the fact that someone’s abuse me in past and was still controlling my biochemistry today. You can believe you have handled these triggers, but if you choose you can begin healing process to emotional brain. Even so, these new tools will help you control the up regulation sympathetic system that comes from these skeletons.

Science Biofeedback

  1. 78% of tension headaches and 91% of migraine headaches improved
  2.  30 % Reduction in office visits for headaches
  3. 90% reduction in use medications for stress, pain, anxiety, depression

Pathologies Requiring Biofeedback:

  1. Destructive parafunction
  2. Restricted opening
  3. Tension Headache
  4. Pediatric Tension Headache
  5. Complete displaced disc
  6. Atypical toothache
  7. Burning mouth
  8. Trigeminal Neuralgia

Warning: Insurance companies have bias toward surgery and medications; therefore, they are only slight supportive of this Integrative tool even with though supported by science & provides the best success .

Benefits of Biofeedback

Reduction in use of  medication

Wright, C. (1979).  Seeking a new medical horizon: Towards a rational approach for reducing the contributions of psychosocial stress to illness behaviors. 

Reduction in doctor visits

Wright, C. (1979).  Seeking a new medical horizon: Towards a rational approach for reducing the contributions of psychosocial stress to illness behaviors.

Decrease in medical costs

Fahrion, S. (in press).  Cost-Effectiveness in Biobehavioral Treatment of Hypertension. 

Reduction in hospital stays

Jacobs, D.  (1987).  Cost effectiveness of specialized psychological programs for reducing hospital stays & outpatient visits.

Reduction in future pain

Jacobs, D. (1983, December). Toward a formula for professional survival in troubled times.

Enhanced quality of life

Adapted from O’Grady (1987).  Changes in medical utilization after biofeedback treatment for headache: Long term follow-up.

Enhanced body function

Charlesworth, E., Williams, B., & Baer, P. (1984).  Stress man. at the worksite for hypertension: Compliance, cost-benefit, health care, & hypertension-related variables.

Enhanced longevity w/ Biofeedback:

Recommend reading:

  1. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman,
  2. Body Remembers by Dr. _____

4 Realms of Maturity

  1. Spiritual
  2. Physical
  3. Emotional
  4. Intellectual

To manage pain, we have to develop our maturity in all four categories:

  1. Patient A might have spiritual maturity
  2. Patient B might have physical maturity,
  3. Patient C may have more degrees than "Cater has liver pills"

PTSD or Child Abuse

Do you care that PTSD, child abuse, or high anxiety controls you life and your pain? Only handful of patients with intense passionate desire can seek out the constructive care of therapist instead of drugs of medical care today.

To manage chronic pain, you must build on your strength and shore up your weakness. For example, in child abuse the emotional brain sustains damage making emotional brain malfunction usually with anger-fear-aggression as a protective mode. The emotional brain has hair pin triggers that fire off at seemingly insignificant sight-sound-smell-look-raised tone voice with intense and sometimes violent reactions. For this reason, a significant counseling is required by psychologist who has read "As body Remembers". A good place start is with biofeedback gaining some control over sympathetic system and the emotional brain hyjacking.

Biofeedback reduces constant contraction of muscles overloading joints producing massive amounts inflammation which presents as nagging neck, head, or jaw pain you have everyday.

I do not want to participate in biofeedback because: 1. I love taking medications 2) I love having surgery 3) I love being in pain 4) I am looking for quick fix 5) I expect botox to cure me 6) The ability eat overrated 7) I love having toothache 8) I will miss having headache everyday 9) I love weekend visits to ER 10) I need that money for bass boat

Patients completing BIOFEEDBACK treatment reduce:

  1. Headaches visits by 75%,
  2. Medications intake by 56%,
  3. Emergency room visits by 19%,
  4. Physician phone calls by 16%
  5. Special procedures by 16%

Important Facts Biofeedback:

  1. One third of the patients eliminated doctor visits for headaches
  2. No adverse side effects
  3. Dependence on medications dramatically reduced
  4. No surgical scars
  5. Eliminates Jaw Pain returning on next crown
  6. Highly successful therapy for back, neck, jaw pains
  7. Empowers "you" to reduce your pain
  8. Improve the quality of your life
  9. Provides tools manage anxiety

Define Biofeedback:

  1. Art-science of developing tools to control tension in muscles
  2. EMG reader provides evidence of tension muscles
  3. Give readings/data: a) relaxed muscle, b) contracted muscle
  4. Teaches tools to lower the contraction rate in muscles
  5.  Successful lowers tension muscles
  6. Gives "you" feedback on tool success 
  7. Tension in muscles equal static contraction without lactic acid pump
  8. Improves emotional brain function and balance
  9. Counseling is highly effective reducing pain

What sets up increase tension (contraction) in muscles?

  1. Stress, pet peeves-------mild up regulation sympathetic system
  2. Negative thinking loops ---------- moderate up regulation sympathetic system
  3. Emotional hyjacking ------------- severe up regulation sympathetic system
  4. PTSD, Child Abuse ------------- damage emotional brain

Levels Anxiety

  1. Mild up regular system:
    1. infrequent stressors
    2. Pet peeves
    3. Cliches:
      1. Get goat
      2. Jerk your chain
      3. Push your button
  2. Mod up regular system:
    1. Medium & frequent stressors
    2. Negative thinking loops: Programming
      1. Worry
      2. Fret
      3. Perfectionism
      4. Inadequate/Low self esteem
  3. Significant up-regulation sympathetic system:
    1. Emotional Hyjacking
    2. Moderate triggers
  4. Damage emotional brain:
    1. PTSD,
    2. Child abuse
    3. Severe triggers
    4. Horrific accidents

Biofeedback Tools:

  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Autogenic training
  • Guided Imagery
  • Decrease physiological arousal
  • Deep breathing (thoracic)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Systemic Desensitization
  • Pain Focus Distraction
  • Anxiety Management
  • Stimulation Parasympathetic System
  • Coaching/Counseling

Feedback for success:

  1. Record muscle slightly contracted-before
  2. Record muscle w/ a lot tension-before
  3. Teach tool
  4. Record muscle-after
  5. Equate difference-success
  6. Practice tools

Biofeedback Teaching Tools

Left Trapezius contraction is elevated

Emotional Brain Therapy: sympathetic system down regulation: done in conjunction w/ chewing system orthopedic

  1. Biofeedback is necessary for mild anxiety.
  2. Biofeedback & Cognitive Behavior Therapy are moderate anxiety done in conjunction with CSO
  3. Counseling is necessary for PTSD & Emotional Hyjacking, done in conjunction with CSO
  4. Sometimes counseling before chewing system orthopedics in Child abuse & severe PTSD

Many patients allow anxiety to control their life. The world is quite gifted at up regulating our sympathetic system, but many patients can upregulate their sympathetic system with negative thinking loops. Have you ever cussed yourself, called yourself names, or piled on "put downs" due to a small imperfection in your personality?

How about those days when the world piles on the negatives (violence, crime, hatred, indifference, prejudice, bias, unloved, ignored, cold, hidden agendas, poor communication). Our sympathetic system can only take so much negative input until we are in overload; especially, if we do not learn enough tools to counter the negative manipulation or our emotional brain.

Purpose Biofeedback:

Many of us are avoid biofeedback because we think it is mental therapy for crazy people. The world crazy is term used to Yet, it the most effective tool for reducing tension in muscles, ever. I understand personally avoided biofeedback because I felt I could handle the skeletons in my closet (phrase for triggers from my childhood). These triggers were the past that was controlling my present world & my future pain. Biofeedback is teaching tools to lower tension in “your” muscles; that’s all. Do you know anyone who could use a few more tools to lower world’s ability to tense up our muscles ?

Counseling necessary in emotional hyjacking and PTSD.

If you choose to see how much the skeleton in your closet is controlling your biochemistry and physiology, be my guest. It is your choose to you reveal this manipulation to yourself. I personally choose to do biofeedback, because I hated the fact that someone’s abuse me in past and was still controlling my biochemistry today. You can believe you have handled these triggers, but if you choose you can begin healing process to emotional brain. Even so, these new tools will help you control the up regulation sympathetic system that comes from these skeletons.

Science Biofeedback

  1. 78% of tension headaches and 91% of migraine headaches improved
  2.  30 % Reduction in office visits for headaches
  3. 90% reduction in use medications for stress, pain, anxiety, depression

Pathologies Requiring Biofeedback:

  1. Destructive parafunction
  2. Restricted opening
  3. Tension Headache
  4. Pediatric Tension Headache
  5. Complete displaced disc
  6. Atypical toothache
  7. Burning mouth
  8. Trigeminal Neuralgia

Warning: Insurance companies have bias toward surgery and medications; therefore, they are only slight supportive of this Integrative tool even with though supported by science & provides the best success .

Benefits of Biofeedback

Reduction in use of  medication

Wright, C. (1979).  Seeking a new medical horizon: Towards a rational approach for reducing the contributions of psychosocial stress to illness behaviors. 

Reduction in doctor visits

Wright, C. (1979).  Seeking a new medical horizon: Towards a rational approach for reducing the contributions of psychosocial stress to illness behaviors.

Decrease in medical costs

Fahrion, S. (in press).  Cost-Effectiveness in Biobehavioral Treatment of Hypertension. 

Reduction in hospital stays

Jacobs, D.  (1987).  Cost effectiveness of specialized psychological programs for reducing hospital stays & outpatient visits.

Reduction in future pain

Jacobs, D. (1983, December). Toward a formula for professional survival in troubled times.

Enhanced quality of life

Adapted from O’Grady (1987).  Changes in medical utilization after biofeedback treatment for headache: Long term follow-up.

Enhanced body function

Charlesworth, E., Williams, B., & Baer, P. (1984).  Stress man. at the worksite for hypertension: Compliance, cost-benefit, health care, & hypertension-related variables.

Enhanced longevity w/ Biofeedback:

Recommend reading:

  1. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman,
  2. Body Remembers by Dr. _____

4 Realms of Maturity

  1. Spiritual
  2. Physical
  3. Emotional
  4. Intellectual

To manage pain, we have to develop our maturity in all four categories:

  1. Patient A might have spiritual maturity
  2. Patient B might have physical maturity,
  3. Patient C may have more degrees than "Cater has liver pills"

PTSD or Child Abuse

Do you care that PTSD, child abuse, or high anxiety controls you life and your pain? Only handful of patients with intense passionate desire can seek out the constructive care of therapist instead of drugs of medical care today.

To manage chronic pain, you must build on your strength and shore up your weakness. For example, in child abuse the emotional brain sustains damage making emotional brain malfunction usually with anger-fear-aggression as a protective mode. The emotional brain has hair pin triggers that fire off at seemingly insignificant sight-sound-smell-look-raised tone voice with intense and sometimes violent reactions. For this reason, a significant counseling is required by psychologist who has read "As body Remembers". A good place start is with biofeedback gaining some control over sympathetic system and the emotional brain hyjacking.

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