What is it?
Biofeedback sessions can last 3-10 minutes during a 20-minute appointment. A doctor will be present to guide you through the process. A sensor on your ear will measure the variability in your heart rate while you practice meditating. The software provides feedback in the form of imagery, music, and a change in color depending on your internal state. As you gain skill in maintaining the coherent state, we will increase the difficulty level, so you can practice resilience in a safe environment.
What Does it do?
Biofeedback is a safe, noninvasive treatment for many mental/emotional health issues. Biofeedback can help you become more resilient to stressful situations, maintain your healthy habits, and reduce depression and anxiety. Clinical trials have found applications of biofeedback in treating depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and addictions.
Amenda offers biofeedback using HeartMath emWave software. The goal of biofeedback is to promote a coherent internal state, in which the body’s emotional and physiological systems are working in harmony.
Biofeedback can offer many of the benefits of a meditation or mindfulness practice. For people that have struggled with meditation, biofeedback can be easier to work with. It is a training tool that is much like a game that can help people young and old alike train these skills.
Biofeedback is available to any of our patients who are currently seeing one of our physicians. Please ask your Amenda provider about scheduling a biofeedback session, or contact our front desk staff. Our support staff would be happy to answer any questions you have about cost and insurance coverage, too.