What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a non-pharmaceutical method of treatment in which patients are trained to control their own physiology in order to improve physical and psychological health.

Example- a patient who is trained to control his/her temperature can help manage the symptoms of headaches as well as enhance general relaxation.

 

 What are the benefits of biofeedback?

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increased attention and focus
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Clearer thinking

 

 What is biofeedback used to treat?

  • Hypertension
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • ADHD
  • Epilepsy
  • Anxiety
  • Children’s stomach pain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)

 

Click on the article titles below to read more about biofeedback.

 

Important Aspects of Biofeedback

Common Modalities Used in Biofeedback

Biofeedback for Anxiety

Biofeedback for Chronic Pain

Biofeedback for Epilepsy

Biofeedback for Functional Abdominal Pain

Biofeedback for Hypertension

Helping Migraines & Tension Headaches with Biofeedback

Helping TMD/TMJ (Joint Disorders) with Biofeedback

Implications of Incorporating Biofeedback into Healthcare

Biofeedback References

 

 

This video shows a Biofeedback Demonstration produced by The Brain Clinic in New York City. 

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