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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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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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Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Yes: Biofeedback is a very good way to treat muscle tension. In fact the first uses of this were to treat muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read more

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Could hypnosis work for altering behavior or emotions?

Could hypnosis work for altering behavior or emotions?

Sometimes: Sometimes hypnosis can help with these things. But you need an expertly trained hypnotist -- preferably one with a professional degree in psychology, etc rather than without. Some psychiatrists also provide hypnosis. ...Read more

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Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Yes...: Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to the psychotherapy... ...Read more

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Pt ganglion provides vascular parasympathetics => vascular constriction. How does this mechanism relieving cluster ha w/ pt ganglion nerve block?

Pt ganglion provides vascular parasympathetics => vascular constriction. How does this mechanism relieving cluster ha w/ pt ganglion nerve block?

Blocks pathway: A sphenopalatine ganglion block will affect both sympathetic and parasympathetic preganglionic fibers as well as sensory affervent nerves. Blocking these pathways inhibits the transmission of the nerve impulses which are thought to be involved in cluster headaches. ...Read more

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Can functional magnetic stimulation (fms) help treat paraplegia?

Can functional magnetic stimulation (fms) help treat  paraplegia?

See below: Fms helps preserve muscle bulk in paralyzed muscles. It helps with circulation and joint health. It is not a cure for paraplegia but it is helpful to keep these muscles in good shape for the day (hopefully in the not too distant future) when we have a treatment to cure paralysis. The drawbacks are that is takes time, can tend to be expensive. But if the resources are available, i recommend it. ...Read more

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Torque release technique uses and benefits?

Torque release technique uses and benefits?

A chiropractic metho: 4 movement of the spinal segments.. If spinal segments are able to be to be able to be cranked by a technique, they have loose ligaments that need to be stabilized to get rid of the back pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and a doctor to help you for real relief. ...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

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Can acupuncture work?

Can acupuncture work?

For many conditions.: According to world health organization acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postoperative pain, renal colic, etc. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more

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Personal biofeedback apps to help monitor stress?

Personal biofeedback apps to help monitor stress?

Several types: Biofeedback aims to decrease the body's stress response by making it conscious & thus more controllable. Examples: pulse monitor (high heart rate), skin temperature (stress lowers blood flow = cooler), and gsr (subtle sweating measured by electrical conductance, more w stress). Any of these approaches can be effective with practice. I don't know about specific (smartphone?) apps though. ...Read more

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Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

What to do:: There are a # of ways to address your adrenailine release/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Have you been checked to rule out medical causes for adrenaline release? ...Read more

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Is hypnosis, to lessen anxiety, effective?

Hypnosis/nerves: Hypnosis has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients motivated for this treatement and was approved by the apa in 1961 and is often used with other treatment approaches such as cbt. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help with reducing seizure frequency in epileptics?

Can chiropractic manipulation help with reducing seizure frequency in epileptics?

No: Seizures have their origin in the brain. Chiropractors have a discredited theory of disease causation with the spine as the center of illness. No spinal manipulation will alter the wiring pattern of the brain. You should be seeing a neurologist and there are some who specialize in seizures and epilepsy. ...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 are the benefits of Biofeedback?

Safe, non-drug rx: Biofeedback uses sophisticated electronic equipment to monitor various physiological functions and presents this information to the patient in real time. We can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, skin conductance, brain waves, skin temperature, and other signals. By observing this information one can learn to CONTROL aspects of your physiology. For: migraines, ADD, anxiety/stress, HBP, +more ...Read more

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Where can I learn biofeedback?

Where can I learn biofeedback?

Simple Technologies: You can start with some simple technologies - devices, computer programs &/or apps to give you feedback. You might want to try working on lowering your heart rate (pulse), for example. Check out "ibiofeedback": http://bit.Ly/16avtof or check the dept of defense's "biozen" app which you need to buy sensing devices for: http://bit.Ly/18idhrj. ...Read more

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What are biofeedback machines?

What are biofeedback machines?

Electronic devices: That measure biological reactions and feed the information back to you with simple signals. They help you learn to regulate your body's response to stress or to correct a dysfunctional body response. The most common instruments measure muscle activity, heart rate, breathing, skin temperature, sweating, or brain activity. Check with www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org for info & certified therapists. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Biofeedback?

Generally safe...: There is no evidence of significant harm that can be done in the process of biofeedback. That said, it may not be the best treatment for every issue and will be more effective for some people than others. So clarify your specific situation with a doctor and what to expect prior to engaging in such treatment. ...Read more

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What's the diffference between neurofeedback vs biofeedback?

Focus on brainwaves: Biofeedback can monitor a variety of body functions like heart rhythm, temperature or galvanic skin response. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that monitors brainwaves. It may help people achieve deep relaxation and help treat conditions like adhd, autism and epilepsy. Drug addicts who practice neurofeedback have much lower relapse rates. See comments: http://www.Nytimes.Com/2010/10/05/he. ...Read more

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If someone cannot be successfully hypnotized is it likely that neuro biofeedback will not work in that same patient?

Not necessarily: The ability to be hypnotized is related to being willing and able to surrender your will and trust the hypnotist. The ability to do neuro-feedback involves following directions and focusing attention but does not require trusting someone else. Thus, one who can not be hypnotized might still be successful with neuro-feedback. ...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 conditions does Biofeedback treat?

Biofeedback treats..: Biofeedback is a method whereby individuals learn to control their bodily level of arousal more effectively. It has been used to treat headaches/migraines, incontinence, high blood pressure, and anxiety. Neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback has been used to help with ADHD, symptoms of autism, brain injury, and depression. These are the most known issues. ...Read more

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Recommend an affordable biofeedback sites?

Try these apps . . .: There are many apps for biofeedback and hypnotherapy. I've only tried a few myself. I like the ones by andrew johnson. "deep sleep" is helpful for many seeking ways to manage stress, relax, fall asleep, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Biofeedback?

NONE: if done by an experienced provider there will only be benefit at best. No harmful effect ...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

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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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Is biofeedback effective therapy?

Yes.: Biofeedback has been proven effective for many disorders and conditions. The best source of information is the association for applied psychophysiology and biofeedback (www.Aapb.Org) and the biofeedback certification international alliance (www.Bcia.Org). ...Read more

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What do you do in biofeedback clinic?

Sensor/body readings: Sensors are attached to your body to record data such as heart rate, breathing rate, galvanic skin response (sweating) muscle activity and other similar physical phenomena. The data is recorded in the context, usually, of patients who are battling anxiety and/or depression. Typically biofeedback is used to help patients use their mental faculties to self-sooth and relax. ...Read more

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What is biofeedback therapy and how it is performed?

Biofeedback is....: Very simply put biofeedback teaches a person how to control autonomic functions of the body at a very elemental level. Equipment is used to allow people to practice and voluntarily control the temperature of the fingers and hands. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more