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Biofeedback
Biofeedback


Biofeedback
Biofeedback


Definition:

Biofeedback is a technique that measures bodily functions in order to help control them.



Information:

Biofeedback measures:

By watching these measurements, you can learn how to alter these functions by relaxing or holding pleasant images in your mind.

Electrodes measure your heart rate, blood pressure, or other function. A monitor displays the results for both you and the trained practitioner to see. While the practitioner describes stressful situations and guides you through relaxation techniques, you can see how your heart rate and blood pressure change in response to being stressed or relaxed.

Biofeedback teaches you how to control and change these bodily functions. By doing so, you feel more relaxed and may be able to help treat such conditions as:




Review Date: 11/7/2007
Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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