Mild Sound & Magnetic Impulses
ONDAMED® works by using mild sound and accompanying magnetic pulses to stimulate the body at various frequencies. A medical practitioner monitors the response of the autonomic nervous system to these frequencies by noting changes in the pulse and informs the patient of findings, thus providing the information needed for biofeedback to occur. The identified stimulating sound and magnetic frequencies are then temporarily applied to identified areas while the patient relearns how to be in a healthier state. A key feature of ONDAMED is that relaxing frequencies are part of the re-education process. Many studies have shown that tension and stress reduce feelings of wellness and the addition of relaxing frequencies help re-establish the proper balance between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
Biofeedback works because the body is a complex adaptive system that processes information about itself and its circumstances in various networks and feedback loops in order to maintain stability and health. Most of these networks and feedback loops can respond to a stimulus without engaging the conscious mind. In doing this, the body relies heavily on the autonomic nervous system, a system which was once thought to be totally independent of the conscious mind. The autonomic nervous system is now known to be affected by the conscious mind and can even be controlled by it through a process know as biofeedback.
Safe & Effective
The mechanisms by which biofeedback works are not completely understood but it is well documented that biofeedback is safe and effective.