A 32-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
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Dr. Fred Gallo
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
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.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Biofeedback: I recommend talking to your doctor about referral to a biofeedback specialist before trying online.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
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