With our Digital Electronic Treatment Unit, combined with my long experience in treating anxiety and stress using a variety of modalities in Bioelectronic Medicine, we can trigger several responses in the body which are involved in treating Anxiety and Stress successfully.(1)(2)(3)
These include stimulating serotonin which is made in the brain and is the target of many of the drugs used for anxiety and stress; reducing activity in the ‘fear’ part of the brain; improving mood regulation, and reducing inflammation which may be one of the factors that keeps anxiety going.
In online consultations we show you how to apply tiny electrical pulses to the surface of the body (electrostimulation) using our Digital Electronic Treatment Unit. Depending on where the pulse is applied, and the frequency (number of pulses per second) different effects are triggered in the body.
One of the key benefits of bioelectronic medicine compared with standard drug treatment is that a single prescription in bioelectronic medicine will typically work at multiple levels, and on a number of pathways, all of which may be involved in anxiety. This is in contrast to drug treatments which tend to be focused on one element of the problem which means patients can end up taking several drugs because there may be several elements underlying their anxiety. Our treatment gives people who would prefer not to use drugs altogether or who have not had a benefit from drug treatment in the past a solution.
Anxiety has reached very high levels as a result of the recent pandemic. At the outset of the pandemic we commissioned a ‘breathing trainer ‘which we make freely available here for you to use right now to help control anxiety in the short term.
Breathing in a particular rhythm, where the outbreath is longer than the inbreath stimulates the body’s parasympathetic system to produce a sense of calm within a few minutes. We wanted to offer something that could be helpful here and now when you need it while you seek more long term solutions.
(1) Cebalo N, Negovetić Vranić D, Bašić Kes V. The Effect of Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Anxiety and Fear in Children Aged 9-14 Years. Acta Stomatol Croat. 2020;54(4):412-419. doi:10.15644/asc54/4/8(2) Kong J, Fang J, Park J, Li S, Rong P. Treating Depression with Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Front Psychiatry. 2018;9:20. Published 2018 Feb 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00020
(3) Liu, CH., Yang, MH., Zhang, GZ. et al. Neural networks and the anti-inflammatory effect of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation in depression. J Neuroinflammation 17, 54 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-020-01732-5
If stress and anxiety are troubling you, then we strongly suggest you first try the breathing trainer for several days. Following this breathing pattern will slow your breathing down which leads to a number of major benefits in the body. The main one is that it will reduce the sympathetic activity of the autonomic nervous system (the ‘fight or flight’ part of the ANS) which keeps us in a state of high alert and leads to stress and anxiety and many chronic diseases. Slowing your breathing damps down this state of hyper alertness and reduces stress.
If you feel that this is not helping it may be time to try our treatment protocols as these may help you.
With our treatment and the use of a digital electronic stimulation unit you will be able to tap into your body's own healing mechanisms and pathways. By careful selection of points and areas you can stimulate anti-inflammatory pathways, boost pain-relieving substances such as endorphins and produce changes in other chemical signalling systems such as dopamine pathways. These changes lead to fundamental and lasting change and remodelling in the brain itself resulting in long term improvement.