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Biofeedback

Biofeedback trains patients to observe shifts in their bodily functions by using electronic monitors (i.e., heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, muscular tension, and brain activity). With this focus, patients learn to adapt and modify their mental and emotional responses to alleviate symptoms and regulate specific conditions.

How can I benefit?

Biofeedback adherents report lowered blood pressure, lessened anxiety, increased flexibility, and even greater mental acuity.

Are there any cautions?

If you are interested in further exploring biofeedback, consult with a psychologist or other health provider who is trained to work with it. Also pay close attention to your drug dosage as you employ the method; over time, your body may simply need less medication.

Expert Contributor: 
Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD

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