Encore Breathing, Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

September 14, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP

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Episode Description

Hear Dr. Raouf Gharbo, Director of Cardiac and Wellness Integration at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), discuss breathing techniques, biofeedback and heart rate variability (HRV), and the value that these activities can add to your mental and physical flexibility, general health and recovery potential from chronic diseases, including chronic pain, anxiety and trauma. Simple to perform and highly accessible, this will help you control your brain-body connections, reduce your fatigue and hypervigilance, allowing for greater mental and emotional flexibility. A fascinating and lucid guide through the importance of the "heart brain" dynamic, the central role of the diaphragm and the understated but formidable power of authenticity and "letting go." Vitally important, timely and value packed information seamlessly presented.


Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

The podcast focuses on health rather than disease. The conversation centers on resilience and epigenetics, the study of how other factors like behaviors and environment can influence gene expression. It also highlights daily healthful behaviors and techniques that may reduce the progression and facilitate recovery from chronic physical and mental diseases including chronic pain, addictions and trauma.

Lastly, it highlights helpful usable technologies as well as education on current trending medical delivery issues such as over-investigation and over-diagnosis. The aim is to encourage and educate you to take a more active and holistic approach to your own wellbeing.

Healthscape can be heard Wednesdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP

Dr. Trevor Campbell has been a family physician for 40 years. His work has included occupational and disability medicine and chronic pain management, where his expertise is now focused on the bio-psychosocial treatments for pain, (which deals with the psychological and social issues along with the medical). Originally from South Africa where he was educated, he has been working in Canada since 1996. He is the author of The Language of Pain, a self-help book for those with chronic pain and their caregivers, as well as an online course of the same name. He is (also) an avid hiker, cyclist and reader.

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