Neurofeedback has been proven to help treat neurological disorders, but did you know that it can also help treat people who have high blood pressure/hypertension, also known as the silent killer? According to the Heart Association of America, 46 percent of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. This life-threatening disorder is a significant health concern for millions of people around the world, only because one could go without a diagnosis for a lengthy time. Not knowing you have hypertension (high blood pressure) can permanently damage your heart, brain, eyes, and kidneys, often leading a person to suffer from a heart attack/heart failure, stroke and kidney failure. Risk factors for high blood pressure include too much sodium in their diet, excess weight, inactivity, smoking, alcohol, and stress. Once a person receives this diagnosis, lifestyle changes are highly recommended.
At the Eustache Institute, we use the z score training which is the most beneficial when treating mental disorders and high blood pressure. During a Neurofeedback evaluation, we conduct a brain map so we can measure brain activity and locate the areas of the brain with abnormal levels of activity, an imbalance, or a lack of connectivity. Once found we use this specific information to plan our client’s Neurofeedback treatment that’s targeted to the parts of their brain in need. For people who have high blood pressure, during a series of brain-related exercises, we can witness their brains activity during situations that cause their blood pressure to rise, which in many cases is due to emotion and stress. This immediate feedback allows us to teach our client to retrain their brains reaction during these circumstances, helping them to reduce their blood pressure levels to a more desirable state. However, it is highly encouraged by our client’s medical doctor and us to seek the advice of a nutritionist for the sole purpose of making positive changes to their diet since nutrition also plays a role in maintaining healthy body weight and blood pressure range.
One of the fascinating things about Neurofeedback therapy is that it trains people to harness the power of their mind by becoming aware of what’s going on inside their body and learning how to regulate involuntary processes such as high blood pressure. It’s important to note that the brain is the control center of our bodies and mind. Once the brain is balanced, a person’s body and life will be able to find harmony.
The American Association Blood Pressure Chart
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they have always dreamed. For more information please visit www.EustacheInstitute.com. You can also find Dr. Elena Eustache on Instagram and Facebook.