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 Need To Feel Better But Don’t Want To Take Medication?
WBy Dr. Sunita Punjabi
e’re all familiar with the
physical changes associated
with anxiety. You feel anxious or afraid, your body responds with hormones that speed up your heart and respiration, make your mouth dry, and slow down digestion. These are some of the sympathetic nervous system’s response to
ready the body for “fight or flight.”
Once the feeling of anxiety passes, the parasympathetic nervous system takes over, calming the body down for rest and
But what happens if your brain is in a
constant state of worry? The fight or flight mode can become your natural state if your brainwaves are imbalanced. Anxiety sufferers tend to have repetitive, negative thoughts that create a chronic state of fear or dread. This type of brainwave activity is
usually related to excessive beta brainwave activity in the right side of the brain. This activity can now be measured, using a QEEG (quantitative electro-encephalogram). This is also known as a “brain map.”
Up to now, the standard approach to these issues is either medications, therapy, or both. Medications can be effective in easing the symptoms caused by an anxious brain.
However, the effects are temporary, and side effects can be severe. Therapy sessions can take years, and require sometimes painful revisiting of past traumas in order to produce change.
Neurofeedback training
Neurofeedback training is an all- natural approach that can create long- term changes in brain function. These changes go to the source of the anxiety —
imbalanced brainwaves in the brain itself. When doing neurofeedback the person does not have to do talk therapy for the training to work. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or a similar therapy style can help to change behaviors that are not helpful but for neurofeedback to work, the individual has to use an application on their phone and watch a movie. Yep, that is how simple it can be to optimize your brain. For more information contact: Sunita Punjabi (abd) PhD at 210-884-1200 or Sunita@
The Brain Coach Specializes in Neurofeedback
(210) 884 -1200 or
700 works of art, along with the house, the surrounding 23 acres, and an endowment to establish the first modern art museum in Texas. The McNay opened its doors to the public in 1954.
Today, the McNay’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works. Current exhibitions include:
• Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art featuring the artwork of Martine Gutierrez, Letitia Huckaby, Yayoi Kusama, Sandy Skoglund, and Jennifer Steinkamp. The exhibition is a visual delight for all ages, inviting you to think outside
By Alissa Reinhard
W hen Cadence Floyd was just a little girl, her aunt who was visiting from out-of-town took Cadence to the local ice rink. Cadence had
found her second home.
“From that day on, I did not want to get
off the ice,” Cadence said.
Soon after, Cadence’s parents signed their daughter up for Learn to Skate USA classes at the Ice & Golf Center at Northwoods. Now, Cadence, age eight, is making a splash on the U.S. Figure Skating scene. In the 2019-2020 season, Cadence brought home 10 gold medals to San Antonio. And this season, she was named U.S. Figure Skating Southwestern Nine States Champion for her level. She also earned a gold medal at the Autumn Classic.
“It is one of the best feelings in the world to win and place in a competition, and it feels great when I know that I skated my best skate,” Cadence described. “Each achievement comes with success at some level.”
Cadence trains every weekday for 6.25 hours per day, and a minimum of five cumulative weekend hours. Her goal is to make the U.S. Figure Skating Development
Dr. Sunita Punjabi
         McNay Art Museum outdoor atrium area
BAy Alissa Reinhard
s our wonderful city slowly starts to reopen, now is the perfect opportunity to become a tourist
in our own town. San Antonio has so many amazing, local attractions for families to enjoy that can teach and inspire. Here’s a look at one of those gems, the McNay Art Museum, the first modern art museum in Texas.
The McNay is named after its founder, Marion Koogler McNay. McNay and her second husband commissioned San Antonio architects Atlee and Robert Ayres to design a 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival house that would one day become the core of the McNay Art Museum. After her death in 1950, Marion left her collection of more than
the box...where the possibilities are truly limitless.
• Selena Forever/Siempre Selena which pays tribute to 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez— with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer.
At the McNay, you can experience transformation through art. There’s always something new to discover. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Stone Oak figure skater Cadence Floyd is mak- ing a splash on the U.S. Figure Skating scene.
Team and ultimately win the gold for Team U.S.A. in the Winter Olympic Games.
“I like how free I feel on the ice,” Cadence described. “I get to express myself. I also like that there is always a new skill to learn. Once you master one skill, there is always another skill waiting on deck.”
Cadence’s mom, Courtney, could not
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    Art piece from the Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art

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