Biofeedback can help people become more aware of the body's internal states and learn to self-regulate them.
Electronic instruments are used to amplify and display information about a person's physiologic processes, such as skin temperature, muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rate, and brain waves.
This feedback helps a person to learn ways to influence physiologic processes that are not typically under conscious control.
Cardiac coherence training is a specific form of biofeedback that emphasizes the impact of the relaxation response on the cardiovascular system.
What Is the Background of Biofeedback?
Biofeedback was first developed by experimental psychologists in the 1960s.
Biofeedback practitioners are trained in psychology, physiology, and the use of electronic instruments.
What Are the Indications For Biofeedback?
Tension and migraine headaches
Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia
Irritable bowel syndrome
What Are the Contraindications For Biofeedback?
Acute psychiatric emergencies
Use as the sole treatment for management of severe hypertension
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