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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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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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Can biofeedback help someone suffering muscle tension?

Yes: A type of biofeedback monitors muscle tension and can be used to help identify and relax tense muscles. ...Read more

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When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how deep do they go?

When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how deep do they go?

Depends: That depends on location & technique being used. A needle introduced through the leg or arm could be as long as 75 mm, in the buttocks it could be as long as 125 mm. Often needles are introduced only into the dermal layer as it will still impact the underlying fascia and muscle. These might be inserted a few mm. Depth of insertion for major acupuncture pts is specified & measured in cuns. ...Read more

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What are some meds that help with muscle tension caused by anxiety?

What are some meds that help with muscle tension caused by anxiety?

Muscle Relaxants: Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes baclofen, carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, metaxalone, and methocarbamol. While the benzodiazepines have some skeletal muscle relaxant properties, their basic underlying pharmacological effect is to reduce anxiety through their sedative action. ...Read more

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What are best ways to relieve extreme muscle tension caused by stress?

What are best ways to relieve extreme muscle tension caused by stress?

Relaxation technique: Identifying muscle tension as stress related means you're already on track to a solution. It is a matter of finding the relaxation technique that works for /appeals to you. Simple stretching the involved muscle may help if done slow and gently. Try warming the muscle first. Yoga is a personal favorite. Breathing exercises are helpful. Methodically tensing and releasing the muscle may help. ...Read more

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When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how do they know how deep to go?

Experience: Hello: these professionals have vast training that in china require seven years of classroom and clinical training to achieve their professional stature. They know how deep the needle should be placed based on experience. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more