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Biofeedback therapy is a non-drug treatment in which patients learn to control bodily processes that are normally involuntary, such as muscle tension, blood pressure, or heart rate. While more evidence is needed to support its effectiveness in some disorders, it is believed to help in a range of conditions, such as chronic pain, urinary incontinence, high blood pressure, tension headache, and migraine headache.
As it is noninvasive and does not involve drugs, the potential for risk or undesirable side effects is reduced, which could make it suitable for those who wish to avoid medications, or those who cannot use them, such as pregnant women. It is often combined with relaxation training.
Contents of this article: What is biofeedback and how does it work?
Uses of biofeedback therapy, what is biofeedback and how does it work. In biofeedback therapy, electrodes attached to the patient provide information about physiological processes.
There are three common types of biofeedback therapy: Thermal biofeedback measures skin temperature, electromyography measures muscle tension, neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback.
EEG biofeedback is a specialized type of biofeedback that measures brain wave activity.
It may help patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (. Adhd addiction, anxiety, seizures, asthma depression, and other types of brain condition.
During a biofeedback session, the therapist attaches electrodes to the patient's skin, and these send information to a monitoring box. The therapist views the measurements on the monitor, and, through trial and error, identifies a range of mental activities and relaxation techniques that can help regulate the patient's bodily processes.