Mind body medicine offers powerful tools to support you on your healing journey.
Alpha Stim: Patients of Dr Green can drop in to use one of the Alpha Stim machines free of charge any time Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm or Fri-Sun 9am-6pm. Alpha stim is an electrical device that clips on your ears and transmits alpha waves into your brain to alleviate fear and anxiety. It is an excellent tool for pre-surgical anxiety or stress management. It cannot be used with a pacemaker, but is safe to combine with any medications. More info: http://www.alpha-stim.com/alpha-stim-technology/anxiety/
HeartMath: HeartMath is a biofeedback tool that uses your breath to create a relaxation response. It facilitates emotional regulation, living from your heart, and connecting with your deep intuition. The Heartmath sensor connects to any ipod or ipad. It is available in our waiting room for use at any time. More info: http://www.heartmath.com/
Guided Imagery: Guided Imagery harnesses the power of the mind to impact stress response, immune function and wellness. Free guided imagery for surgery preparation is here: http://www.preparingforyoursurgery.org/ Free guided imagery for stress & anxiety is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vO1wPAmiMQ Fabulous guided imagery CD’s & downloads for a huge array of health concerns are available here: http://www.healthjourneys.com/
Journaling: Free Journaling workbooks for cancer recovery: http://www.healingjourney.ca/resource.htm
Self Compassion Exercises: Short and effective: http://selfcompassion.org/category/exercises/#exercises
Aromatherapy: Organic lavender essential oil and orange essential oil have been researched for their ability to decrease anxiety. They can be diffused (water diffusers please so as not to burn the oils), put in a spray bottle (15 drops per 50mL) or worn on the body.