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Mind-Body Medicine & Biofeedback

“If you know the art of deep breathing, you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers.”

– Chinese adage


“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” 

– Buddha

“I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”                                                                                                             – Voltaire

Mind-Body Medicine

Mind-body medicine recognizes that our minds, bodies, emotions and health are all connected. More and more often research is showing that mental and emotional stress take a toll on our physical health. Patients with chronic illnesses often develop depression and a large proportion of pain seen in clinics is associated with emotion.  How we feel mentally is inextricably tied to our bodies and vice versa.


The modalities of mind-body medicine use this connection to bring greater health overall. Some, such as breathwork, use a purposeful change in our bodies (such as how we breathe) to balance the nervous system and bring about mental and emotional change. Other modalities use the mind to bring positive changes to the body. Mind-body medicine modalities used in appointments here are: meditation, cognitive reframing, mindfulness, autogenics, breathwork, progressive muscle relaxation, and biofeedback.

“If you know the art of deep breathing, you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers.”

– Chinese adage


   Biofeedback is a practice that uses sensors to give real time information about our bodies in order to bring awareness, use methods to modify what is happening, and then apply those methods to bring change to the mind and body when needed. Many times we are unaware of what is going on in our bodies, such as tense muscles or shallow breathing, and how they can affect our mental and emotional state. The non-invasive sensors give instant data so that we can learn to recognize what is going on. When practicing a method, the sensors provide “feedback” of the effect on the body so the patient can make adjustments to regulate the nervous system, bring it into balance, and track their progress. Over multiple sessions and home practices the methods lead to many positive effects such as reduced stress, relief from pain, lower blood pressure, better concentration, and can be applied in times of need. The list of conditions that biofeedback can successfully treat is extensive, but some are insomnia, migraines, IBS, stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, Reynaud’s syndrome, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. The first appointment is approximately 90 minutes and is a detailed intake. Subsequent training appointments are 60 minutes long on a weekly basis for at least four sessions. 


Some Conditions Treated by Biofeedback:

  • Insomnia

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Stress

  • Chronic Pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • IBS


  • Hypertension

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Raynaud's Syndrome

  • Headaches

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