Biofeedback for post-concussion syndrome

WESTBOROUGH, MA April 1, 2016 “Here at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital I have been using HRV (heart rate variability) entrainment to activate, or entrain the parasympathetic “braking” system that may directly
PROComp Biograph system using heart rate variability and breathing to reduce autonomic “overload” often found in patients with brain injury and heightened stress. (PHOTO M.Sefton)
lower the autonomic arousal associated with concussion including muscle tension, stress, anxiety, elevated pulse, and suboptimal breathing.” said Michael Sefton, Ph.D. This has the capacity to lower physiologic activity and increase feelings of well-being.  Biofeedback is not new.  Relaxation and mindfulness have existed for over 60 years bringing together conscious conscious effort to control bodily system that were once thought to be automatic.  Research into chronic stress illustrates how damaging it can be on physical functioning.  Concussion is described as an invisible injury yet it has an undeniable impact on sleep, concentration, and emotional well being.  When symptoms
Read my post – HRV and treatment for concussion that was published in August



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