We are equipped with a rapid and sensitive emergency response to assure survival. But we are also equipped with a process of restoration and recovery.
Biofeedback allows eavesdropping on our body's own internal conversation.
Biofeedback provide effective training for :
Biofeedback restores an overactive autonomic nervous system and developing self-
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a learning process in which people are taught to improve their health and performance by observing signals generated by their own bodies. It is scientifically based and validated by research studies and clinical practice.
Biofeedback is the monitoring of physiological signals.
These signals are then processed, quantified, and fed back to help develop self-
The person may achieve insight and control over how he/she moves, thinks, emotes, and reacts.
The biofeedback therapist can monitor and display to the person any biological signal, including muscle activity, electrodermal activity, peripheral temperature, respiration patterns, heart rate and brainwave activity ( Eeg neurofeedback).
Biofeedback is non-
Other biological functions, which are commonly measured and used in these ways, are skin temperature, heart rate (EKG, BVP), sweat gland activity (GSR, SC), respiration, and brainwave activity (EEG).
Studies have shown that we have more control over supposedly involuntary bodily functions
than we ever thought possible. Researchers have proved that many individuals can
alter their involuntary responses by being "fed back" information either visually
or audibly about what is going on in their bodies. As a result, biofeedback can train
individuals with techniques for living a healthier life overall -
Electromyographs (EMGs) measure muscle tension. Therapists use them to relieve muscle
stiffness, treat incontinence, and recondition injured muscles.
Skin Temperature Gauges show changes in the amount of heat given off by the skin, a measurement that indicates any change in blood flow. These gauges are used in the treatment of Raynaud's disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, addictive disorders and migraines.
Galvanic Skin Response Sensors (GSRs) use the amount of sweat you produce under stress to measure the conductivity of your skin. They are often used to reduce anxiety.
Electrocardiographs (ECGs) monitor the heart rate and may be useful in relieving an overly rapid heartbeat and controlling high blood pressure.
Respiration Feedback Devices concentrate on the rate, rhythm, and type of breathing to help lessen symptoms of asthma, anxiety, and hyperventilation and promote relaxation.
Controls body process during ordinary situations
It conserves & restores
Slows heart & decreases blood pressure
Prepares the body for stressful & emergency situations
Fight & flight reaction
Autonomic Nervous System