Biofeedback is a technique that uses electronic sensors to monitor and provide information about a person's physiological processes, such as heart rate, muscle tension, and brain waves. The goal of biofeedback is to help individuals learn how to control their body's responses to stress or pain.
During a biofeedback session, sensors are attached to the skin, and the person is connected to a monitor that displays real-time feedback on the physiological process being monitored. For example, a person with migraines may receive biofeedback for their muscle tension and learn how to control it to reduce the frequency or severity of their migraines.
Biofeedback can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Headaches and migraines
High blood pressure
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)