Neurofeedback for Anxiety
Prolonged stress and anxiety have a negative impact on health marked by increased cortisol and adrenaline release, decreased production of certain growth hormones, and the abnormal activation of the immune system and inflammatory mediators in the body.
These can all exacerbate pre-existing health conditions such as IBS and increase cardiovascular risks. Chronic stress, along with other chronic illnesses (including cancer and pain), can increase morbidity and decrease the quality of life.
Neurofeedback (or Neurotherapy) targets anxiety by regulating the connection in the brain between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex.