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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


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Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Be cautious.: There are many devices on the market that claim to be biofeedback devices. Start by reading the article "how to distinguish legitimate biofeedback/neurofeedback devices" at www.Bcia.Org. If you want effective biofeedback training, find a certified therapist through www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. Let that person help you find an appropriate home device. ...Read more

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Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Tampon: For starters, this is cheap, available and can be effective. Placed under the urethra to provide a backboard of support, they can provide temporary management of the sui before working out, etc. ...Read more

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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is: Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn any skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of normally unconscious functions -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing you to regulate them. ...Read more

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What site or app for biofeedback can you recommended that's not too pricey?

Try this one . . .: "deep sleep" by andrew johnson. Now get a comfy reclining chair, darken the room, and block out the rest of the world. This app is really hypno therapy rather than purely biofeedback, but it's probably the type people need for dealing with stress. This same individual makes similar apps for other purposes. ...Read more

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How does biofeedback work?

How does biofeedback work?

Biofeedback: Works by feeding back information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn any skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of normally unconscious functions -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing you to regulate them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: biofeedback?

What is the definition or description of: biofeedback?

Biofeedback is: Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing you to regulate them. ...Read more

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Can biofeedback be dangerous/cause negative medical response?

Doubtful: I am not aware of any dangers or negative medical responses to biofeedback. Certainly we need further study before it becomes a mainstream treatment for some things. But for migraines and for pelvic floor disorders, it is a recommended treatment. I'm not clear from your question if you are talking about a particular biofeedback, however. ...Read more