2013 AAPB Webinar 1: Physiology of Stress - Why it Matters
Presented by Jan B. Newman, MD, MA, FACS, ABIHM - Medicine for Modern Man
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Ninety percent of human disease and most of human distress is caused by stress. With our rapidly changing world, problems associated with acute and chronic stress are mounting. Most patients treated by biofeedback practitioners have elements of stress related disease or stress induced disease. This talk will describe the physiology of stress from its origins to its eventual manifestation as disease, with emphasis on how this progression can be altered by biofeedback interventions. How various drugs and invasive techniques work for stress disorders will be demonstrated also, along with their implications for biofeedback practitioners.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- List the steps of activation of the fight or flight response
- List the steps of activation of the HPA axis
- List at least 3 effects of chronic activation of the HPA axis
- Explain how biofeedback and neurofeedback can be used to modulate the stress response
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Jan B. Newman, MD, MA, FACS, ABIHM received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, surgical training at UTMB Galveston and the University of Vermont. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has studied and practiced meditation, Yoga, Buddhism and biofeedback in the U.S and in India for over 30 years. She returned to the University of Montana where she, received her Masters degree in Integrative Arts and Education. She is researching the relationship of psychophysiological status, stress and outcome in patients with heart disease. She has presented on the Hormonal-Heart Mind Connections: Clinical and Research Implications. She is past President of International Stress Management Association. She is also director of Medicine for Modern Man a company dedicated to the integration of sound medical practice with scientifically based multimodality stress reduction for disease mitigation and prevention.