Biofeedback therapy

Biofeedback

Biofeedback therapy – There are three common types:

  • Thermal biofeedback measures skin temperature
  • Electromyography measures muscle tension
  • Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback

EEG biofeedback is a specialized type of biofeedback that measures brain wave activity. It may help patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addictionanxiety, seizures, depression, and other types of brain condition.

During a biofeedback session, the therapist attaches electrodes to the patient’s skin, and these send information to a monitoring box. The therapist views the measurements on the monitor, and, through trial and error, identifies a range of mental activities and relaxation techniques that can help regulate the patient’s bodily processes.

Eventually, patients learn how to control these processes without needing to be monitored.