When I turned 53 my pressing concern was a diagnosis of hypertension and anxiety. My blood pressure was in the high 160's over 90's range, sometimes higher. I had suffered with anxiety in one form or another all my life.
I just couldn't believe that it would be possible to bring my blood pressure down with biofeedback therapy, even though 3 years before then my 9 year old son Shea had a remarkable experience with Dr. Miller utilizing neurofeedback therapy to successfully treat epilepsy.
I trained with Dr. Miller twice a week for about three or four weeks and was able to integrate the training into my daily life, such as while driving, sewing, working etc. Suddenly, I felt such a profound and deep difference, and calm became an integral part of me. A lot of it had to do with the sounds. The sound of the tones that were integrated into the therapy were on Dr. Miller’s website and I would often just go on it and sit there and listen to them to calm myself down. Those tones are embedded in my mind today and still pleasantly “play” in my head at times.
Three years after the eight or so sessions my blood pressure consistently still averages in the 120/80 and lower range, with no conscious effort. When I began biofeedback therapy my resting pulse was in the high 90’s and above. It’s now in the mid 60’s.
Through biofeedback I learned how to control anxiety, nip it in the bud before it takes hold, primarily through breathing, and hand warming. I can now warm my hands pretty much within seconds of thinking about it. I honestly could not even have an anxiety attack now if I wanted to. Adrenaline rushes, pounding heart, feelings of impending doom, and cold sweats never happen anymore. It is just not in me to have a panic attack. I’m cured!
- High Blood Pressure Patient
David and Eric,
I wanted to report to you that Sarah* has improved in every way. This even includes sports and mathematics. Her teachers have noted no attention problems and are very pleased with her in the classroom. She is able to focus on her work, is increasingly confident, has been able to learn to play the clarinet and even wants to return to the piano (which was impossible for her years ago). While there is no definite reason, I attribute these successes to your work with her in neurofeedback. She even says that she notices a difference and agrees with me as to the cause.
Hope you are both well. You are in my debt and in our hearts. Sarah is grateful, and so am I.
Thank you so much.
Parent of ADHD student
* Actual name has been changed