Food intake is necessary for the survival of every human being. For some, however, intake itself may be a problem associated with particular perceptions of body weight and physique, or it may be a manifestation of their mental pain or it may serve as a relief from the stress of everyday life. Eating disorders include overeating, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. The results of the studies so far on the etiology of the disorders highlight their multifactorial nature. Quantum Biofeedback is an intervention that takes into account the environmental, psychological and biological factors that affect the biochemistry of the body and consequently lead to health problems. With the Quantum Biofeedback session, answers are given for the causes of the organism's dysfunction and it is possible to gradually return to its healthy state.
Etiology of Eating Disorders.
Interculturally it is observed that adolescence, the need for self-control, depressive feeling, response to upset and thoughts of individuals are important factors in the onset of eating disorders (Bulik, 2002). Most studies agree that psychological factors contribute to eating disorders. These include low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, anger, loneliness, disturbed family or interpersonal relationships, difficulty expressing emotions, and the fear of ridicule for body shape and weight.
Fichter (1985) recognizes some evolving events. These include the ambivalence of separation, the finding of sexual identity in the context of first love experiences, intense rivalry between siblings, divorce, death, separation from siblings or other family ties. These are experienced by patients as unresolved problems that they try to address either by radically refusing food that leads to anorexia nervosa or by overeating food that leads to obesity (Luban - Plozza & et al., 1997).
The Biological theories focus on the function of the hypothalamus, which is responsible for basic bodily functions such as appetite and weight. It has been found that in eating disorders there is a malfunction of the hypothalamus. Recent research has linked their appearance to the imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which controls mood, sleep, sexuality and appetite.
The Mayo Clinic website states that stress is a risk factor for developing an eating disorder. "Admission to university, a move, new duties at work, a problem in the family or in a relationship are changes that can cause stress, which can increase the risk of developing an eating disorder," he said.
Use of Quantum Biofeedback in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.
With repeated visits, the Quantum Biofeedback device can achieve proper stress management and recovery from prolonged stress. As mentioned, higher levels of stress are associated with eating disorders. Stress can also help maintain body fat in a number of ways. When fat first appears, it triggers a chemical reaction in your system, namely an overflow of the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol causes the growth of individual fat cells and the accumulation of abdominal fat. Cortisol can also cause a slowdown in metabolism, resulting in greater weight gain than the body would normally have if it were not under stress. It is also known that stress can cause gluttony
Negative feelings such as low self-esteem, sadness, depression as well as traumatic life events (deaths, separations, divorces, etc.) are memories of the body that need to be released. Otherwise they are likely to contribute to health or diet problems. These memories are memories of the body itself, so the body must enter a state of relaxation to release them. Quantum Biofeedback techniques make relaxation possible by releasing tension, traumatic memories that have been recorded, and cellular memories from traumas created from the early stages of development. This is achieved through frequencies with programs such as "NLP-neuro Linguistic Programming of the unconscious mind".
Quantum biofeedback stimulates memory, reminding the body that digestive organs will do what they were designed to do easily and naturally. The state of deep relaxation during a session echoes in the body the power of healthier choices when looking for food. Indicatively, some of the Quantum Biofeedback programs related to the treatment of eating disorders or proper weight management are:
- Metabolism Regulation
- Regulation of Neurotransmitters
- State-of-the-art Weight Management Method
- Addressing Fungi, Candida, Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses, etc.
- Neurotransmitter and Emotional Chart (balancing therapy)
- Parasympathetic System Regulation
- Sympathetic System Regulation
In combination with the Quantum Biofeedback session, the method of Dr. Violettas Anninou, Ph.D. incorporates 8 Diet Steps aimed at those who want to reduce their weight, fat or improve their diet.
The 8 Nutrition Steps are related to:
- M.R. - Calories
- Detoxification - PH diet
- Food Combinations
- Glycemic Load
- Nutrition and Blood Group
- Candida treatment diet
- Anticancer Nutrition
- Food Hyper-reactivity