Wellbeing From Within

Biofeedback Therapy Promotes Inner Calm As Drug-Free Alternative To All That Ails

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Posted: July 13, 2013

Rockingham Memorial Hospital Oncology Heath Counselor Elaine Dunaway demonstrates biofeedback therapy on colleague Labreeska Long at the Hahn Cancer Center on Monday. Biofeedback employs sensors to monitor the body’s state — specifically brain waves, skin temperature, muscle tension and heart rate — to help practitioners assess a patient’s mind-body state. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Because stress is a cause of health problems, including premature death, biofeedback aims to identify the level of tension in a patient’s body — the first step toward combating it. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Rockingham Memorial Hospital Oncology Heath Counselor Elaine Dunaway says factors such as breathing patterns, physical exercise and emotional stress can negatively influence heart rate variability. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Inner peace is difficult to attain given the stresses of life, especially when it comes to a major crisis, such as a cancer diagnosis.

But practitioners at Rockingham Memorial Hospital are using…

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