Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique which uses instruments to provide patients with information about their autonomic nervous system so that they can better understand and control their bodies and improve their health.   “Bio” comes from the Greek root “life” and feedback means the information is fed or given back to the patient.  In this way a patient is actively involved in his or her healing process.  The thermometer is a simple example of biofeedback.   It tells a person if they have a fever and so they can then take steps to relieve their symptoms and get better.

A therapist typically certified in Biofeedback will attach sensors to the patient’s skin in places that will give information about the nervous system.   This data such as heart rate or temperature change can be converted to sound, pictures or flashing lights so that it can be perceived on a computer or a screen.  Patients can then learn to improve their health by using these cues from their own body.

A typical session with a biofeedback therapist in will last a couple of hours. The technique is safe and painless.

Frequency of biofeedback sessions can vary among patients. 

Biofeedback can be beneficial with many conditions including but not limited to:  migraines, depression, brain injury, post traumatic distress, seizures, attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic; digestive problems, TMJ, incontinence and high/low blood pressures.

Biofeedback is a safe treatment that has no negative side effects. This treatment helps the patient gain awareness and learn about conditions affecting their body.

Specific techniques:

•Indigo biofeedback device

•Neurofeedback

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Specific Techniques

Practitioners

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