The Indigo Biofeedback System is the fifth generation EPR Biofeedback device. It is the product of over 30 years of research and development, and has become the most widely-used advanced biofeedback system in the world. It is estimated that over 100 million EPR biofeedback sessions have been performed worldwide with these devices and their predecessors since 1989.
There are many reasons for this popularity, such as the broad applications, the incorporation of ideas from traditional healing systems around the world, and the tremendous safety records ("First, do no harm"). The Indigo also incorporates frontier scientific and medical principles that not only resonate with practitioners and participants but appear to embody the "Medicine of Tomorrow."
Electro-Dermal Response Stress Reaction Test
The Indigo is capable of testing and corrective functions. It can measure stress parameters, like skin moisture, temperature, and Electro-Physiological Reactivity (EPR) and has programs that accelerate healing activities that are enhanced by stress reduction.
A session begins with an "Electro-Dermal Response Stress Reaction Test," which is the process of measuring a participant's electrical responses to almost 12,000 trivector (voltammetric) signatures, using skin sensors. A voltammetric signature is a unique vibrational frequency or an electromagnetic "fingerprint," that is unique to each substance, based on its voltage, amperage, resistance, and other mathematically calculated factors.
The participant wears sensitive electro-sensors on the head and extremities, and these are attached to a computer via the biofeedback device. The computer performs the test automatically in approximately 4 minutes. Readings are displayed on the screen.
Unlike most conventional medical tests, such as blood tests, results are not measured against a "norm," which is a large group of random people. Instead, reactions are compared with the participant's own baseline reactions, determined during an initial calibration. Reactivity does not imply "levels," but only relative significance to your body. Due to these differences, results require interpretation and are not alone diagnostic. However, they are highly specific to the participant, which provides tremendous insight into the unique stress profile (causal influences) for that individual.
The most important thing it provides is a probability-based forecast of the individual's stress reactivity, which may be used for educational purposes and to guide specific biofeedback training programs.
During a typical INDIGO Biofeedback session, the client wears wrist and ankle bracelets as well as a head harness. The sensors / electrodes comfortably read electrical impulses from the body and send the information to the computer which acts as a monitoring device. These data findings allow the client to better understand their reactions to stress and learn how to better control their physiological responses.
The biofeedback practitioner is also able to educate the client as to what specific areas of the body / mind are most in need of stress reduction and re-education based on the information translated from the biofeedback device to the computer screen. While the biofeedback process is completely non-invasive and gentle, this powerful stress management support system allows relaxation and increased ability for the body to heal.
The body is designed to heal itself! The process of biofeedback is not to heal… but to help the body remember the balanced and stress-free state. When it is entrained to the healthier patterns of a relaxed state, this process of self-regeneration often happens naturally.
How can the INDIGO Biofeedback System help to improve my health?
The INDIGO Biofeedback System functions in a multitude of ways, it can send signals to measure and record electro-physiological reactions to a multitude of items, re-educate certain muscles, nerves or organs or it can retrain areas of the body / mind to healthier patterns.
In other cases, it can invert certain signals which seem to be closely associated with a stress pattern.
The INDIGO Biofeedback System is by far the most comprehensive biofeedback system on the market today. Pre-designed stress reduction protocols may be used, or programs can be designed to meet the specific individual needs of each client. There are hundreds of different training programs that may be used back-to-back in limitless combination’s to obtain optimum results.
Additionally, it is able to run up to four complimentary programs simultaneously for a highly synergistic and enhanced effect.
Biofeedback is an entrainment process. Entrainment is a well-studied phenomenon within physics, by which two separate systems, operating at varying frequencies, will settle into a common frequency when situated within one’s field of influence. It may take the body multiple sessions to entrain or “relearn” healthier patterns. Some people respond very quickly, especially those whose lifestyle choices are already aligned with good health.
Others may need more education, training and support around improving nutrition, vitamins, minerals, exercise and / or sleep patterns, or avoiding addictive substances etc. Generally speaking, the longer a client has held certain stress patterns which are causing them pain or illness, the more sessions they may need to begin re-balancing or re-training those patterns and reactions.
Generally, we recommend clients make a commitment to their health by investing in multiple sessions in order to truly see and feel the results.
“It is far easier to prevent a health crisis, than to treat one”
Forecasting - Energy Medicine's Niche in the Medical System
Technologies involving non-linear systems are used to calculate probabilities that help to make predictions. We see this regularly when we watch weather forecasting on television.
The EPR process is not unlike the way in which a Pulse-Dopplar Radar collects data that helps a meteorologist to read and predict weather phenomena. Weather and biology are decent parallels, because each are very complex and dynamic phenomena that are affected by a vast variety of conditions. We know that weather forecasts are based on probabilities, because we have been hearing that language for a long time.
We understand that the further out the forecast, the more it becomes uncertain. The closer it is to actually happening, the more accurate the prediction becomes. Yet, there always still remains an element of uncertainty.
Without 'probability forecasting', all we have are present-moment observations. It's raining now. It's snowing now. It's sunny now. We'd be able to measure many details about what is happening now, and what happened yesterday, but predictions would be speculative, based only on past conditions and norms. This is currently how conventional medical tests and diagnoses work.
There is "nothing clinically wrong," until a specific test of a specific parameter provides some evidence to the contrary, based on comparisons to black or white normative data.
This linear model has very little to offer in terms of real-time wellness forecasting or true disease prevention, which is the niche that energetic and informational medicine technologies are filling.
Training Programs for Participants
The primary INDIGO Biofeedback programs utilize subtle electromagnetic fields (EMF's) that help to induce deep relaxation and maximal healing response. Biofeedback Research has proven that certain low-energy, non-ionizing EMF's can have vigorous healing effects and are thus non-harmful.
EMF's can be imbued with information and frequencies that have a relaxing and normalizing effect on the body. This is similar to the way in which data, like a movie, can be packaged and delivered to a recipient on electrons (electrical currents) or photons (lasers) via wires, radio waves, or fibre-optic cables.
In the case of the Indigo, the data delivered to the body includes trivector signatures (resonant frequencies) of natural medicinal remedies, nutrition, and other safe and healthy frequencies that encourage stress reduction.
Biofeedback and Bio-resonance Training Programs Using Electromagnetic Fields
Biofeedback Systemic Relaxation
Nutrition and Homeopathy Feedback Training
Spinal and Muscular Re-Education
Muscular Re-Education for Athletes
Biofeedback Meridian Training
Scalar (Chakra) Relaxation Training
EGG Brainwave Training
Dental-Oral Muscular Re-Education
NLP Emotional Growth Stress Reduction
Pain Cybernetic Feedback Analysis
Timed Cybernetic Feedback Therapy, Music Superlearning
Various audio-visual components and educational materials are also used to enhance self-awareness and mental healing skills, which more clearly represent classical biofeedback. These options include a 3D body viewer, guided relaxation videos,progressive muscle relaxation exercises, colour therapy, and music relaxation training.
Health Claims Made for Biofeedback
The Indigo is a biofeedback device and makes only the claims that are currently recognized for biofeedback in general, which are: Stress Reduction / Pain Management / Muscle Re-Education (training)
Many other beneficial side-effects are common, and a growing volume of research has demonstrated some efficacy of various kinds of biofeedback with a broad range of specific disorders and conditions.
Four independent double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies are currently underway in the United States to assess the efficacy of the Indigo device for the treatment of stress, pain, and anxiety. Thousands of anecdotal testimonials and several preliminary research projects have already been collected over the last decade.
Today, stricter conventional research is being performed in order to establish a mainstream presence for EPR Biofeedback. A link to a White Paper on the first internal study will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
The Indigo Biofeedback System is the new EPR biofeedback industry standard, with technological capabilities that are unsurpassed. It is designed, engineered, and manufactured by the Canadian company Quantum World Vision. Software for the Indigo is licensed by the developer Maitreya Kft. in Budapest, Hungary.
Health Canada and U.S. FDA Device Registration
The Indigo Biofeedback System has achieved its CE Mark and is licensed in Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and Europe as a Class 2 medical device. It is licensed by the U.S. FDA as a Class 2 Exempt Biofeedback Device.
Certified Biofeedback Specialists
Certified Biofeedback Specialists are accredited by either the Board of Advanced Natural Health Sciences or the Natural Therapies Certification Board, which are both independent accreditation boards based in the United States that certify professional practitioners.
A Vision of EPR Biofeedback and The "Medicine of Tomorrow"
The Medicine of Tomorrow will inevitably accept what is already known today in the fields of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Quantum physics and non-linear (chaos) mathematics, which apply to the study of complex dynamic systems, like weather, fluid motion, ecosystems, and molecular interactions, also add new dimensions to our understanding of biology and medicine. The physical, mental, and spiritual facets of life and health are not well described by the mechanistic idea of the "body as a machine," which has pervaded conventional medicine for hundreds of years.
The Medicine of Tomorrow will better appreciate life's subtle nuances. For example, outcomes, such as health or disease, are dependent on initial conditions, such as stress and other causal factors. Changing initial conditions can have a tremendous impact on long-term outcomes of complex systems. This is known as "The Butterfly Effect." Even very subtle changes in trajectory can deliver significant changes in the system over time. This idea supports the use of subtle therapies and stress reduction for true disease prevention, but it also provides insight into why medical treatments that violate biological and environmental principles usually result in Iatrogenic disease (diseases caused by medicine or medical treatment).
Emergency and critical care remain the undisputed champions of the medical system today, but the invasive techniques available for the majority of non-crisis medical cases are the same few used in crisis care. These methods are not necessarily the best options in most non-crisis scenarios. "To do no harm," is a promise made by physicians when taking the Hippocratic Oath, but depending on which studies we believe today, medical treatment is likely one of the most significant causes of disease in our society. Drugs, surgery, and radiation are often unnecessary. They are ineffective for curing most chronic conditions. They are unsatisfying to patients, and they are all generally dangerous. There are often notable short-term benefits, like managing symptoms, but they almost always come with undesirable long-term health and financial costs.
Today, we are seeing more tolerance and integration of holistic, mind-body, and energetic medicine techniques into the mainstream. We are seeing more physicians and nurses exploring integrative medicine, including nutrition, meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Energy Medicine. This is wonderful news for medical professionals and for patients!
When we see the best of modern physical medicine used alongside holistic techniques, patients feel as though they are being treated as a "whole person." It is equally rewarding for the professionals who are usually interested in having more tools to work with.
The INDIGO biofeedback system is the archetype of this integration of frontier sciences and traditional healing.