Biofeedback Specialist

Wellness Practitioner in Edmonds, WA

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Biofeedback services offered in Edmonds, WA
If you’re searching for a natural way to reduce pain and improve function, biofeedback is well worth consideration. This innovative therapy, available from Emma Doody, ND, of Renew Medical in Edmonds, Washington, essentially trains you to control certain bodily functions. If you’d like to learn more, schedule a visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience.  
Biofeedback Q & A

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a technique that allows you to control certain bodily functions. The process works by using technological devices to gather information about your body and transmit that information back to you in real-time. 

You can then practice controlling things like muscle tension and heart rate to improve the way you feel. Biofeedback acts as a type of mind/body training to teach you how to take active control over certain functions. 

What are some potential uses for biofeedback?

Biofeedback can help you manage numerous physical and mental health issues, including:

  • Asthma
  • Heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Chronic pain
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • High blood pressure

There’s no pain associated with biofeedback, and no need for any form of anesthesia. During your sessions, electrical sensors are attached to your body. These sensors collect data on bodily functions, including heart rate, breathing rate, and muscle tension. 

The data is provided to you via sounds, flashing lights, or a display on a monitor. You then focus on techniques like deep breathing, mindfulness, or relaxing specific muscles to change the way your body functions. You can track your results in real-time, which helps you refine your ability to consciously alter bodily functions. 

How do I know if biofeedback is right for me?

One of the best things about biofeedback is that there are very few risks associated with the practice. There are no side effects and no negative interactions with medications or other treatments. 

You can give biofeedback a try without risking your health and wellness. Some people are far more receptive to this type of focused training than others. If it works for you, you can incorporate biofeedback sessions into your health care routine until you learn how to create the desired improvements independently, without relying on the electrical sensors for feedback. 

If you’re curious about what biofeedback can do for you, schedule a visit at Renew Medical online or over the phone today. You’ll learn more about the process and what to expect, as well as try the experience for yourself.