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What is biofeedback?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Dr. Robert Stewart
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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Self-healing

Biofeedback is a safe, effective treatment approach that trains the patient to self-regulate abnormal biological activity toward normal functioning using positive feedback for progressive incremental changes.
An appropriate biological measure (eg muscle emg, heart rate variability and even brain eeg) which best correlates with the underlying problem is monitored as the basis for training reward.

In brief: Self-healing

Biofeedback is a safe, effective treatment approach that trains the patient to self-regulate abnormal biological activity toward normal functioning using positive feedback for progressive incremental changes.
An appropriate biological measure (eg muscle emg, heart rate variability and even brain eeg) which best correlates with the underlying problem is monitored as the basis for training reward.
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
Thank
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