Frequently Asked Questions
- 1What is biofeedback?
- 2What is Biofeedback used for?
- 3What is the definition of Biofeedback?
- Biofeedback is a technique to learn how to control internal functions normally outside of conscious control.
- You learn this by using sensitive instruments that measure and display physical or mental processes - making you aware of things that you can’t easily feel or detect on your own.
- It’s very easy. With the help of instruments, you can see what you’re doing to improve your technique.
- For example; if you run a race, it's handy to have a stop watch so you know when you're doing better and when you're not so you can adjust your technique for the better.
- In the same way, you can learn how to control muscle tension if you have a sensor showing you exactly how tense you are, when you are relaxing, and by how much (EMG biofeedback).
- Or, it’s simple to learn how to control your heart rhythm if you have a heart monitor giving you 'feedback' about what your heart rate is (HRV biofeedback).
- With a thermometer you can learn how to change your skin temperature; changing your blood flow and in turn interrupting the onset of migraine headaches.
- By learning to control pelvic muscles with the help of a special monitor, you can learn to stop incontinence. Control your heart rhythm and you can regulate your stress levels.
- Biofeedback is standard practice in sports performance.
- Its proven effectiveness has made it an accepted medical technique for decades; however few people or their doctors are aware of this logical, natural, self-regulatory alternative.
Neurofeedback is brainwave biofeedback - a method to control your own brain function.
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