Life Style Stress Assessments with Quantum Biofeedback
What Is Stress?
If we were to ask a dozen people to define stress, or explain what causes stress for them, or how stress affects them, we would likely get 12 different answers to each of these requests. The reason for this is that there is no definition of stress that everyone agrees on, what is stressful for one person may be pleasurable or have little effect on others. We all react to stress differently. The World Health Organization defines stress as “the reaction people may have when presented with demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and which challenge their ability to cope.” The National Institute of Health research indicates that stress plays a role in at least 95% of all illness. The most common understanding of stress is that it is related to either physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. Thus making stress very subjective to the individual persons reaction(s) to the specific situation(s).
There are 3 types of stress:
Acute Stress: Fight or flight. The body prepares to defend itself. It takes about 90 minutes for the metabolism to return to normal when the
response is over.
Chronic Stress: The cost of daily living: bills, kids, jobs…This is the stress we tend to ignore or push down. Left uncontrolled this stress affects
your health, your body and your immune system.
Eustress: Stress in daily life that has positive connotations : marriage, promotion, baby, new friends, graduation
What are the impacts of stress?
Stress is created by any upset to our body’s equilibrium. It can come from a wide variety of sources including: deadlines, pressures, excess stimulation, lack of sleep, lack of exercise and nutrition, emotional trauma, physical injuries, illness and infections, and much more. Over prolonged periods stress can have complex mental and physiological complications such as:
● Hormonal Imbalances ● Depression ● Fibromyalgia ● Headaches/Migraines ● Raynaud's ● Mood Swings
● Heart Attacks ● Asthma/COPD ● Traumatic Brain Injuries ● Constipation ● ADHD/ADD ● Stroke
● Epilepsy/Seizures ● Insomnia ● Chronic Fatigue ● Acid Reflux/Heartburn ● Chronic Pain ● PTSD
● Auto Immune Diseases ● Diabetes Type 2 ● Irritable Bowel Syndrome ● Addictive Behaviors ● Memory Loss ● Panic, Anxiety & Worry ● Spinal Cord Injury ● Abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias) ● High blood pressure (hypertension) ● Epilepsy/Seizures
● Infertility ● Paralysis and certain movement disorders ● Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
What is important to understand is that we all experience stressors throughout our lives on an on going basis and that there are many situations that create stress that are unavoidable. What we can do is find healthy ways to control how we react to them in order to better handle stress in our own lives. When we learn how to manage what causes our stress we can create a balanced healthy life.
What is health?
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. "Health is the harmonious flow of life energy. When imbalances occur - illness results" - Andrew Weil,MD
How do you determine what is causing you stress in order to achieve health?
With a specialist in the field of Quantum Biofeedback using the SCIO™. SCIO™ is a device that utilizes five comfortable, conductive straps with sensors that measure Electro Dermal Response on the wrists, ankles and forehead. It is accurate and sensitive enough to measure the Electro Dermal Response stress reactions to over 12,000 different Trivector (3 dimensional view) signatures, which commonly interact with the human body at a rate of 95% accuracy. These Trivector signatures which appear in the matrix of the SCIO™ software allows the practitioner to have greater access into the profile of stress factors pertinent to lifestyle and wellness for a client. This information is then compiled into a 35 page report given to the client for educational purposes. More importantly then the fact that this advanced form of biofeedback produces a cybernetic loop measuring the body electric, it also offers over 800 different therapies to re-educated the physical and emotional body due of the sophisticated wave-form generator found in the SCIO. It is through retraining the body and mind you address stressful reactions like pain, inflammation and degeneration of various origins. The SCIO™ is designed to correct the manifestation of stress and/or electro-stress patterns within the individual at the physiological level. This technology works on the theory that stress disrupts the inherent electromagnetic frequencies at which the body’s cells resonate and that by returning these frequencies to their natural state, the stress and any subsequent reaction to the stress that occurred, are occurring, or may be occurring because of the disruption, may be reduced. Thus re-educating the muscles, nerves, organs and other areas of the body / mind to healthier patterns for optimal health. With the 800 different therapies available the quantum biofeedback specialist can gently and non-invasively reduce the stress to help clients restore vibrancy resulting in health.
How does biofeedback with the SCIO ™ system work?
The SCIO™ builds upon major developments in the fields of bio energetics, voltametrics, quantum physics, homeopathy and more. It utilizes similar technologies as the MRI, CT Scan, EEG and ECG; all of which measure the electrical activity of the body to proved information about the state of a client’s health. The SCIO™ is unique in the field of biofeedback due to its proprietary algorithmic formulas and VARHOPE measurements which have been shown in clinical studies to indicate and improve upon the body’s ability to effectively adapt to various forms of stress.
What are the scientific principles that led to the SCIO™ biofeedback technology?
Quantum Biofeedback is applying history with present technology for Stress Management & Peak Performance. The accuracy and reliability of the SCIO™ Biofeedback System is based on decades of research conducted in the fields of bio-energetic and bio-response medicine. It incorporates some of the best elements of electro-medicine and energetic medicine. Electro medicine, or the use of energetic modalities to treat physical ailments, is considered one of the oldest and most documented sciences known dating back to its infancy in 5th Century BC. The Greek philosophers Democritus and Leucippus proposed that matter was made up of tiny, indivisible particles they called atoms, or in Greek “a-tomos”, including the human body. In 46 AD Doctors Largus and Dioscorides documented substantial therapeutic results with electrical currents in circulatory disorders and in the management of pain from neuralgia, headache, and arthritis. 1840 England’s first electrical therapy department is established at Guy’s Hospital, under Dr. Golding Bird. The electrical discovery of Galvano leads to the use of mechanically pulsed Galvanic currents. In the 1860’s the Discovery of the Body electric by Michael Faraday where in electricity is used all around the body. Special nerves made up of cells called neurons carry electrical signals to the brain from every part of the body and from the brain to all parts of the body. These nerves even carry electricity from one part of the brain to another. Generally, this is the way that our brain helps us get information from our senses, processes information and helps us control our muscles and organs. Historians of science refer to Faraday as one of the best experimentalists in the History of Science. In 1959 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jaroslav Heyrovsky “for his discovery and development of the polarographic Voltammetry methods of analysis”. This proves the fact there is an energetic signature of a Voltametrics field around all items. These subtler and more profound applications of the concept of the body electric are just being discovered now; but there is a long history of great minds and thinkers contributing to this body of knowledge.
"Sickness results when cells, molecules or particles of matter are out of their normal resonance or vibratory pattern. By repeated exposing damaged tissue to the normal resonance frequencies associated with that tissue, healing often occurs, sometimes quite rapidly."
Dr.Paul Nogier, French Neurologist
Today most people find quantum biofeedback with the SCIO™ a relaxing, soothing and beneficial experience.
Medical research shows that the benefits of biofeedback may include the following:
● The ability to relax more quickly ● Heightened muscle mobility and flexibility ● Improves general health and sense of well being
● Decreased pain/inflammation ● Reduction of stress, tenseness and nervousness ● A greater ability to manage ones own stress
● Improved sleep and energy ● Enhanced mental clarity, memory and attention ● Reduction of stress, tenseness and nervousness
● Decreased degeneration ● Reduction of anger, fear, anxiety or sadness
The SCIO™ biofeedback system helps manage and retrain stress patterns, educates clients on crucial information about stress and empowers them to make lifestyle changes to support overall health and well being.
What do I need to know about booking an appointment for a first time Biofeedback session?
A first time session for Biofeedback takes approximately 3.5 hrs. This includes a 36 page report along with multiple biofeedback therapies done while hooked up in the chair. There are new biofeedback appointments offered every week, Monday thru Friday, but generally speaking there is an average of 6 weeks waiting time to get in. We please ask that you give us a day of the week, Monday thru Friday, that works for you and then we can offer you the first available day. If you are more flexible then we can offer you the next opening for a new biofeedback session time. The other provision about a new biofeedback appointment is that Alisha can only do one new person a day. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Call us today to set up your Biofeedback Appointment at 519-339-8999!
Cancellation Policy: We require a 48 hours notice on initial biofeedback appointment and 24 hour notice for follow up appointment so that the cancellation fee need not apply.
After dealing with poly-cystic ovaries, multiple uterine fibroids, and increasingly severe (Symptoms lasting for three to four weeks and requiring a minimum of two to three days in bed) and more frequent (one every six weeks or so) colds over the past two years, I decided to look for an alternative approach to traditional medicine – I didn’t want to be on prescription medication to help me manage my health for the rest of my life and I couldn’t continue struggling with almost constant colds and related symptoms.
At first I was a bit skeptical about using biofeedback - could a machine really communicate with my body on a cellular level in order to help me improve my health? Being intent on finding an alternative to taking prescription medication, I gave it a try and am I glad I did!
After four months of sessions, I had an ultrasound to provide an update regarding my ovaries and fibroids. The results were amazing – not only had my fibroids remained unchanged (they had shown growth at each six month interval for the past five years) but my ovaries were reported as being clear! And after six months of sessions, I have only had a single cold which lasted three days with very minor symptoms and no lost time from work.
With these positive outcomes, I believe that the biofeedback sessions work. Not only have I been able to work to improve my health, I have been given the information I need to make the changes necessary to support a healthy body in the long term.
A couple of years ago, I had a frightening experience that started me on my journey to ‘real health’. Out of the blue, I started having anaphylactic reactions. I was 37 years old at the time and found myself in and out of the hospital weekly receiving Epinephrine each visit. The doctors, although very attentive, had no answers for me. The reactions seemed to be idiopathic with the conclusion being you are allergic to everything and that as a result my throat would close shut. I tried for several months to deal with it myself as I believed “it was all in my head”. I was once “normal” therefore I should be able to get back to that state and start to enjoy my ‘regular life’ once again. So my journey began with seeing several holistic practitioners, but the reactions continued. A friend recommended Alisha and her biofeedback device. Although a little costly, I figured, ‘pay now or pay later’ as my problem was getting worse and worse. Well, this was the best money ever spent. Not only did Alisha get to the root of the issue, but she, I truly believe, saved my life on more than one account. I finally feel ‘normal’ after 30 some odd years of feeling sluggish, foggy-brained, and just plain unwell. When you’re in that state, you don’t even realize how bad it is…until you get out of it! In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that biofeedback is the answer to solving many health issues.
Alisha has worked to help me peel back the layers of my health issues and get my body back to a state of balance. It has been quite a journey and an incredible learning experience. Alisha is not only a practitioner, but she is also a teacher. She educates to empower her clients along the way. Brilliant!
What sets Alisha apart as a practitioner of biofeedback, for extreme cases like mine, is that she is there for you 24/7 . She never once let me down. When I needed her, she was always there. I don’t know of another practitioner who would be so giving and generous to literally drop whatever was going on in her personal life to help a client in need. Though I am no longer in a state of crisis Alisha continues to be of support for me today. I have check ins when I need to and she is always able to calm my mind, relax my nerves and De-stress any minor blockages in my system that are showing up. I believe her to be genuine and real. She uses your own body’s energy to heal itself and since my body has started working for me rather than against me, my reactions have almost diminished completely. I can now go on holidays and live my life they way I used too with no fear!
From skeptic to whole hearted believer, I am so blessed that Alisha came into my life and introduced me to biofeedback. A gifted practitioner with an amazing device can do incredible things! I have recommended Alisha to all my family and friends and there have been nearly a dozen now that have gone to see her, also with profound results and exclamations of “she’s the real thing”! When you try it, if you even notice one thing improve, that can make all the difference. I know It has made all the difference for me by giving me my life back!
Mitzi & Bella's Testimonial
Our puppy Mitzi, now 4 years old, was very sick in her early years. We took her to the Veterinarian's and they tried all kinds of approaches but they only seemed to make her more ill. They were unable to solve the mystery of Mitzi. One day a lady we had met at our chiropractor’s office, mentioned that we should try biofeedback on Mitzi after seeing her in such a sick state. She recommended Alisha Buchanan at Treat Yourself Wellness Centre.
Now before the event I share below took place, my wife and I were some of the biggest skeptics around. We are both teachers, one of us, a science guru, and you can just imagine how, up to this point, ‘alternative medicine " was considered to be non-essential in our lives! Well, talk about converting two non-believers in the blink of an eye!
One night, as Mitzi's condition continued to decline to the point where she was lying on our bed basically unresponsive, we thought we were going to lose her and that was just not an option, so in desperation we called Alisha. To our surprise, Alisha was very accommodating and we got Mitzi in to see her right away. I would not have believed it if I had not seen it for my own eyes but as she started doing the biofeedback therapy we could see an immediate change within 20 minutes. Mitzi was starting to sit up, responding to our voices and our touch! Within 40 minutes she got up and stared walking around. For the rest of the evening, our Mitzi was back to her fun-loving puppy self. Now explain that! If there are non-believers out there, that should be all the proof you need! Biofeedback and this practitioner truly change lives for the better!
Now as true skeptics we needed to see this happen again…you know, just to be absolutely SURE. So our other dog proved this next. Our little 8 lb. puppy, Bella had become very ill. Alisha again worked on her, and the results were almost immediate! She responded beautifully to the therapy and fully recovered. We couldn't have been more pleased!
Our girls now have appointments periodically with Alisha to check in and make sure that everything is going smoothly. They are both happy little 4 year olds, with a ton of energy and a love for life! They respond so well to Alisha and her device. Alisha has been there for them whenever they’ve needed her, and for that, they are both truly appreciative and so are we!
The SCIO™ System is a biofeedback device designed for stress reduction, muscle re-education and pain management for peak performance. It does not diagnose any condition, disease or disorder. Only a licensed healthcare professional can diagnose a patient.
Information above is taken from the following :
1. American Institute of Stress http://www.stress.org/daily-life/
2.World Health Organizations http://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/stressatwp/en/
3. World Health Organizations : Biofeedback Search
3.Dr. Andrew Weil :http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00694/Stress.html
4. National institute of Health : http://www.nih.gov/
5. Mayo Clinic : http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/biofeedback/details/why-its-done/icc-20169729
6. Harvard Medical School : https://www.health.harvard.edu/medical-tests-and-procedures/biofeedback-a-to-z
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