By Sarah Hannan
Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure highly preferred over several other neurological monitoring procedures.
It works like a mirror by allowing us to view our own reactions and get to know ourselves better, making it a greatly important therapeutic option for many who feel they know little about their bodies or have little sense of control over their own functionality.
Unlike a blood test, a biofeedback scan can detect what is going on in your body at the present time on a particular energy level.
For instance, if there is an imbalance in your body, it might not become pronounced immediately.
Symptoms often become pronounced later on.
Conventional medical practices will show what the symptoms are and what treatment needs to be done to treat the symptom.
But biofeedback therapy can go in depth and locate the root cause of the system, and while a doctor could treat the symptoms, biofeedback therapy could treat the root cause.
This week, we met with the only biofeedback therapist in Sri Lanka, Amali Jayewardene Senanayake of Shaping Lifestyles, to understand how it works and how we could benefit from this therapy.
“Biofeedback therapy has been in practice for over 30 years, and I have been practising it for the past 10 years.Biofeedback therapy is not invasive, so when you come for a consultation, you will not be pricked with needles. All you need to provide is your full name, date of birth, place of birth, and country of birth. When combined, it returns your energy blueprint. This information is fed into the electrophysiological device designed using the principles of quantum physics, and I will then be able to run an evaluation on you.”
According to Senanayake the device is capable of scanning a person’s body for over 9,000 tests, detecting viruses, deficiencies, food sensitivities, allergies, hormone imbalances, brain function, and weaknesses to name a few.
“Most often, people get unwell due to their lifestyle habits, and if you want to get better, you would have to change these habits. Unlike conventional medicine, biofeedback will not only treat your symptoms, but will also indicate as to what behaviour or habit is causing you to fall ill. Symptoms begin to show long after the imbalances in your body occur – it could be your hormones, digestive enzymes, or the body’s inability to process certain food types. The biofeedback test would indicate which parts of your lifestyle needs to be adjusted in order for you to get well.”
We inquired whether a person who comes for biofeedback therapy should stop any other treatment they are receiving at the time for their illnesses and Senanayake responded: “I do not ask my clients to stop other forms of treatment, as biofeedback complements western or indigenous treatment methods. Like I said, the doctor would be treating you for your symptom, so you would take the medication for quick relief, but biofeedback therapy can treat the root cause of your symptom and eliminate the symptoms permanently.”
Explaining the effectiveness of the scans run on the system, Senanayake stated that it reads in real time and if a person had something for breakfast that does not process well, the system will indicate that fact.
Furthermore, she revealed that it is quite challenging to be a biofeedback therapist as it takes years of studying as well as understanding individuals and cultures in order to be able to guide a person on how most of their imbalances can be fixed by regulating their body frequencies.
“Most of the time, people want to have a tangible treatment. So, when they go to a doctor, they would possibly want a pill or syrup. Biofeedback works with the frequencies that correspond with your body, and with the advancement of technology, imbalances in your body can be fixed through a scientific method.”
Senanayake, elaborating on how beneficial biofeedback was, stated that it would only take a few sessions to correct the imbalances and clients would be able to discontinue medication as well as biofeedback therapy sessions once their body frequencies are fixed and they are able to maintain the lifestyles that corrected the illness or symptoms over a period of time.
She reiterated that at no point would she ask the client to get off medication.
However, she advises them to get the tests done following their biofeedback therapy sessions. Once the doctor is satisfied as the patient’s symptoms are treated, the doctor will take the patient off medication.
“Children and people with cancer as well as various other illnesses come for biofeedback therapy; they are encouraged to continue their medications and chemo therapy sessions while attending their biofeedback therapy sessions until it is to be discontinued under medical advice.
For example, a person undergoing chemo therapy will have a weak immune system, and with the biofeedback therapy, we are able to keep their immune system up and maintain the balances in their body frequencies. That way, the organs affected by chemo therapy can also be cleansed and be prepared to fight the cancer.”
Senanayake’s clientele are mostly overseas and their consultations and therapy sessions are often carried out sub-space.
In the fast-moving world, biofeedback therapy seems to be a revolutionary method to keep one’s body healthy, and with the guidance of Senanayake, her clients have been able to adopt change in their lifestyle in an easy pace.
“I never force people to go on a diet or ask them to cut off their addictions immediately. If I ask them to do so, I would be forcing them away from their lifestyle. My clients are constantly in touch with me once the therapy sessions commence and I encourage them to gradually cut down on their addictions and damaging lifestyles. For instance, if you are a sugar addict and you love sweets, I will not ask you to completely stop eating sweets. Instead, I will ask you to not eat sweets on weekdays and eat sweets on the weekend. Once you start seeing the result, you would automatically stop eating sweets.”
Photos: Pradeep Dambarage