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A 32-year-old female asked:

Interested in biofeedback device to help with chronic musculoskeletal pain & severe anxiety. do i have to get an rx, or can i order something online?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Generally not but...: For biofeedback devices like the emwave from heartmath no prescription is required, though if you want to use it as a medical expense deduction a prescription would help. Some other types of devices that might help, such as the alpha-stim, do require prescriptions. For optimal relief it would be best to do both biofeedback and microcurrent devices.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Consult: While there are various biofeedback devices that you can purchase and use on your own, it's best to see your physician first and be referred to a biofeedback professional. Also there are other methods that may be more suitable for you.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Biofeedback: I recommend talking to your doctor about referral to a biofeedback specialist before trying online.
Last updated Jan 7, 2019

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