Biofeedback Sessions Leawood KS

Biofeedback sessions that focused on the patients’ faces and necks, which store the most tension, helped study participants learn to relax muscles and lower anxiety. Their blood sugar levels dropped significantly as they learned to modulate their response to stress.

Kenneth Neal SonNenschein
(913) 338-0400
4500 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Sheba Khalid
(913) 663-3000
4707 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Diane Buckingham
(913) 792-1292
10977 Granada Ln
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Teresa Varanka
(913) 663-3000
4707 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
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Psychiatry

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Edward R. Christophersen
(913) 696-5700
Children's Mercy S Col Blvd. Clinics
Overland Park, KS
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-26

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James P. McHugh
(913) 663-3000
4707 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arizona
Credentialed Since: 1978-10-16

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Michelle Renee Birdsell
(913) 338-0400
4500 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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M David Brown
(913) 338-0400
4500 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Brent Menninger
(913) 327-7505
11251 Nall Ave.
Leawood, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Johnson County Psychiatric Services
(913) 663-3000
4707 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
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Mental Health Professional

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Stress and diabetes don’t mix. Stress tends to aggravate the body’s ability to modulate glucose levels, and that’s a problem for diabetics, whose bodies typically do not produce enough insulin to process glucose under normal circumstances. This leads to a buildup of glucose in the blood instead of the cells, which need glucose for energy. It makes sense that reducing stress should lower blood glucose levels, and a study conducted at the Medical University of Ohio has found just that: The ability to relax at will using biofeedback techniques can reduce blood glucose levels.

“Very often people with diabetes feel there is not much they can do besides watch their diet and exercise,” says Angele McGrady, one of the study’s authors. “They may not understand why their blood sugar gets elevated. But if you don’t know how to manage stress, or if you have a lot of it, blood sugar levels will go up disproportionately.”

Biofeedback sessions that focused on the patients’ faces and necks, which store the most tension, helped study participants learn to relax muscles and lower anxiety. Their blood sugar levels dropped significantly as they learned to modulate their response to stress.

Elizabeth Marglin

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