Biofeedback

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a technique in which information about the person’s body is fed back to the person so that they may be trained to alter the body’s conditions. Physical therapists use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Other specialists use biofeedback to help their patients cope with pain. It is also commonly used to reduce stress and anxiety, and to encourage relaxation.

What is the evidence for biofeedback?

Low quality evidence from few small studies is unable to determine the benefits of biofeedback for patients with schizophrenia. More research is needed.

March 2019

Last updated at: 3:05 am, 13th March 2019
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