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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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Please tell me about biofeedback or neurofeedback for adhd?

Please tell me about biofeedback or neurofeedback for adhd?

Still being research: I found a very good summary article that should give you what you need to know about neurofeedback. The data are still inconclusive. Most people using feedback see it as an adjunctive treatment that may allow for decrease in dosages of medication, but rarely as the sole treatment for add or adhd. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyid=130896102 approximately 10, 000 people with add or adhd have been treated with this modality so far. ...Read more

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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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What's the diffference between neurofeedback vs biofeedback?

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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Does biofeedback make hands feet face tingling ? Or what are the side effects of bio or neurofeedback?

Biofeedback has no: Side effects that i'm aware of. Biofeedback is simply feedback of physiological information to help learn self regulation. Tingling of hands, etc. Can be related to over breathing or hyperventilation. Done properly, biofeedback should improve relaxation and reduce those symptoms. Find someone certified in biofeedback therapy at www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...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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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