What conditions can biofeedback help to relieve?

There is growing research supporting biofeedback. Effectiveness of treatment varies by the condition treated. Current rates of effectiveness can be found at www.aapb.org. Biofeedback can help to relieve:

  • Anxiety or PTSD
  • Depression
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
    • Headache/migraine
    • Recurrent abdominal pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Chronic pain
    • Low back pain/neck pain
    • Major and minor joint pain
    • Phantom limb pain
    • Non-cardiac chest pain
    • TMJ disorders/TMD
  • Digestive or elimination problems
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Fecal incontinence
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcoholism/addiction
  • Facial muscle pain/ Bell’s palsy
  • High blood pressure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Muscular problems after stroke

Does biofeedback take the place of standard medical treatment?

Biofeedback complements medical care, but it should not replace standard medical care. It is often used along with other integrative medicine treatments.

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