Biofeedback Definition

Biofeedback is a behavioral training program that uses specific tools to give patient information about physiological processes such as heart rate, respiration and blood pressure with the goal of learning how to affect or control them.

Biofeedback instruments monitor auditory and visual cues of the body’s physiological stress responses. The information is then used to develop visualization and relaxation techniques to control symptoms from lowering stress levels, alleviating headaches or reducing the perception of pain.

Biofeedback is based on the theory that the mind can be utilized to influence body functions that are normally unconscious.

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