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), addiction, anxiety, 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.