Biofeedback uses the mind/body connection for therapeutic purposes. The patient develops greater awareness of, confidence in, and an increase in voluntary control over
physiological processes and emotional states. Biofeedback is a group of interactive procedures with the goal of self-regulation through sensory awareness training.
During sensory awareness training, non-invasive electronic sensors are used to amplify signals coming from the body.
Examples of the signals are heart rate, breathing, skin temperature, and muscle tension. The signals arise from the central and/or autonomic nervous system. Data from
the sensors are gathered, measured, and reflected back to the patient.
Biofeedback has been used successfully as adjunctive treatment to reduce anxiety, control blood pressure, combat chronic insomnia, and fatigue. Additionally, asthmatics
have used Biofeedback to decrease bronchial spasms and reduce the severity of attacks. Patients with auto-immune conditions such as Raynaud's, irritable bowel, and
fibromyalgia syndromes have also benefited from Biofeedback. Those who suffer from migraine headaches have responded to skin temperature training.
During your sessions, you will learn to identify the body signals and alter your responses to better maintain a balance of your body's functions.