Biofeedback For Stress Relief & Relaxation
In this modern age of stressful living, we all need to slow down and relax sometimes. Long-term exposure to stress leads to many health problems. Therefore, it's important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. Biofeedback is highly recommended by alternative medicine practitioners as well as by physicians as one of the best technique for stress reduction and relaxation that you can apply yourself, at home, at work or anywhere and any time you need to.
Biofeedback Stress and Relaxation Machines and Games
There are several simple devices, as well as some more complex systems that combine hardware machines and software. We listed only the most effective:
One of the most popular biofeedback devices is the Muse system. It is designed to guide you to a calm mind. It consists of the headband and headphones. Tthe headband uses brain-sensing technology to measure whether your mind is calm or active, and translates those signals into guiding sounds. Learn more about Muse.
The Wild Divine system by IOM was one of the most advanced and best biofeedback personal equipment for working at home, by opinions of many users and reviewers, for a long time. This was mainly due to software that resembles a computer game very much. However, there is another biofeedback system appeared on the market in recent years, which takes a place of the best system for home use - ThoughtStream USB Biofeedback system (see below). Anyway, the Wild Divine plugs into any standard USB port on Mac, PC or lap top computers, and interfaces with software. It comes with a wide range of programs and games for any purpose. The most popular package is the Relaxing Rhythms (includes software and hardware) which is cost around $299. Follow the link for more detailed descritpon on the Wild Divine.
With a price below $100, the ThoughtStream is one of the most affordable and best buy biofeedback machines on the market, today. There are some cheaper devices around, but they are uncomparable with the ThoughtStream by quality and abilities. Like the Wild Divine, the ThoughtStream also consists of hardware parts and software. But, unlike the Wild Divine, it can be used with a free software, which is a big advantage (optionaly you can buy the "Mental Games" computer software - interactive biofeedback games). You can simply connect the ThoughtStream USB to your Windows PC, while the hand sensor measures the rapid, tiny fluctuations in your GSR (skin's electrical resistance). Learn More.