Wellbeing From Within
Biofeedback Therapy Promotes Inner Calm As Drug-Free Alternative To All That Ails
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)
But practitioners at Rockingham Memorial Hospital are using…
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