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Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe.
It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well.

In brief: Yes

Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe.
It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well.
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
Several types of biofeedback are very effective for anxiety: heart rate variability, EEG-biofeedback (neurofeedback), galvanic skin resistance, breath control and finger temperature are all impacted by anxiety, and have all been used as effective measures to help train down anxiety without addictive medication. See your doctor to rule out thyroid, nutrient, heart and lung problems also.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Find qualified biofeedback therapists at www.bcia.org and at www.aapb.org.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I would definitely try it and read a book on " mindfulness".
It will be very helpful.

In brief: Yes

I would definitely try it and read a book on " mindfulness".
It will be very helpful.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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