Biofeedback is a technique that helps the patients gain self-awareness and learn to control the body’s functions. With use of sensors attached to the patient and a computer program, the patient can learn to self-modulate to address the health issue they have. Most of the time biofeedback is used to treat stress-related conditions (Anxiety and Panic attacks, Depression, PTSD, High blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Digestive issues, Sleep issues, TMJ dysfunction, Muscle tension, and other ways stress presents itself in the body), but it is also used to promote optimal performance.
The sensors that are used:
- Respiration Belt (measures breath pace, volume)
- Electrodermograph (measuring sweat)
- Heart rate (measures heart rate, provides heart rate variability reading)
- Electromyogram (measuring muscle tension)
- Thermister (measuring temperature)