Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Peter Boehm, and the Canadian High Commissioner to Dusseldorf, Leslie Reissner, paid a visit to the Thought Technology Ltd. booth at Medica, where 137,000 visited for 4 days. Included in this announcement is a video interview with Olivier Jean (short track speed skating gold medalist) and Dr. Pierre Beauchamp (sports psychologist) who discuss the use of biofeedback in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Although the video is obviously produced by Thought Technology to promote their biofeedback devices, it is actually a very interesting demonstration of the use of biofeedback, including neurofeedback, in professional sports.
A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing. The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study. A video demonstration is included in this report whereby the researcher explains how the treatment works with a participant.
Hypertension is of epidemic proportions affecting 29% of the US population 18 and older and 67% of those over 60 years of age, making it one the single largest health concerns. [Data from NHANES 2005-2006, summarized in the January 2008 issue of the NCHS Data Brief].
Women who report feeling stressed early in their monthly cycle were more likely than those who were less stressed to report more pronounced symptoms before and during menstruation, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The association raises the possibility that feeling stressed in the weeks before menstruation could worsen the symptoms typically associated with premenstrual syndrome and menstruation.
The Army’s health-care system may soon see changes in how Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by the Army’s surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109 changes. The Pain Management Task Force’s final report, which was initiated by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker in August of 2009, addresses the lack of a comprehensive pain-management strategy across the Army, and suggests alternative treatments to medication such as acupuncture, meditation, biofeedback, and yoga.
Hypertension is one of the most common health concerns in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 50 million or more Americans have high blood pressure, and a dramatic rise is anticipated as the baby boomer generation moves into maturity. Also by their estimate, worldwide prevalence of hypertension may exceed 1 billion. The NIH estimates that over 7 million deaths each year are attributable to hypertension and its complications.
There is a great sale/special offer at BMED Press for the Heartmath emWave Desktop. BMED Press is an independent book publisher and retailer of heart-rate variability biofeedback systems. I am certain our astute readers notice the similarity in name of BMED Report and BMED Press. The Managing Editor of BMED Report (Chris Fisher – me!) [...]
HeartMath emWave is a long time featured product at our website because of its ease of use and reasonable price. HeartMath just announced a fresh new update to their desktop PC heart-rate variability (HRV) biofeedback system along with a $100.00 discount to kick off its release. Heartmath does not say when the sale ends so [...]