Sometimes it can be hard to diagnose headaches and stomachaches because, physically, there appears to be nothing wrong. This makes it hard to diagnose, even for physicians. Usually, in situations like these, stress is playing a role in the mysterious pains. Most of us don’t realize it but children can suffer from stress-related pains too.
Biofeedback is safe, effective and non-invasive. It helps you achieve mind-body harmony, meaning you have better control of your body and your mind in a variety of settings. You can use Biofeedback to resolve many different types of problems, such as stress, pain, attention deficit disorder and sleep disorders, among others.
Biofeedback Therapy is a training technique in which you learn to improve your health and performance by using signals from your own body. Mirrors are an example of a commonly used biofeedback instrument. For instance, when you look in a mirror while combing your hair, you see what your hair looks like and what you are doing with the comb. You use this information to get your hair the way you want it.
Here are some other everyday examples of biofeedback instruments:
Blood pressure cuffs
Clinicians rely on sophisticated biofeedback instruments in somewhat the same way that you rely on your scale or thermometer. Their instruments detect what’s going on inside your body with a sensitivity and precision that lets you become aware of your own subtle, internal processes. Gradually, you learn to passively direct a number of body processes such as letting your fingertips warm, meaning you are starting to relax. Both clients and therapists use this valuable information to gauge and direct the progress of moving towards health.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) includes Biofeedback as an evidence-based Behavioral Intervention. The following institutions recognize Biofeedback Training as being effective:
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Cardiology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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A young college man came in for Biofeedback Therapy during a school break for panic attacks and test anxiety. The time was short so we decided to see him two times a day for 5 days straight. By the 5th day he said he was feeling so good he was able to transcribe an entire musical CD to play on his guitar. He then went back to school and was able to graduate even though that had been doubtful before his Biofeedback Therapy.