Under the heading of alternative medical applications that do not rely on a prescription of drugs, new possibilities are constantly being discovered. One of these fairly effective procedures is Biofeedback.
The basis of biofeedback are the initially unconscious and involuntary physiological processes. For example, the performance of the muscles can be measured by applying electrodes.
Behind the name Biofeedback hides an applied method based on the recognition and exploitation of the connections between physiological mechanisms and various diseases. The vital processes that are naturally controlled in the body can be used to influence the well-being and health of people.
The word feedback means feedback from the body's own processes, which is supported by various medical-technical recording variants. The focus of biofeedback is a special behavioral training, which is implemented on the targeted influence on various biological functions of the body.
The basis of the Biofeedback represent the initially unconscious and involuntary physiological processes. These are technically measured in biofeedback in the form of the activity of the individual brain areas, the pulse and the temperature of the skin, the respiratory performance, the fluctuations in blood pressure and the electrical conductivity of the skin surface.
For example, the performance of the muscles can be determined by applying electrodes during biofeedback. As a result of these measurements, it is possible to deliberately influence these processes. Through very specific training processes, the human being is able to act on these initially as non-arbitrarily controllable biological processes through biofeedback.
That would mean that just by training your own self-concentration and the support of medical devices, high blood pressure could be lowered by your own mental powers. From a technical point of view, what matters in biofeedback is to influence the unity of brain and physique. This helps people live healthier and feel more comfortable.
Biofeedback is used when it comes to positively influencing health complaints such as migraine and tension headaches as well as disorders of the blood circulation. Furthermore, biofeedback is successfully used as a scientifically proven method in the non-drug treatment of psychosomatic illnesses, in the regulation of high blood pressure and in chronic pain. In psychiatry and neurology, too, biofeedback is recognized as a therapeutic support for anxiety and panic states.
Many patients may have unconsciously come into contact with biofeedback when it comes to relaxation and pain reduction through very special breathing techniques.
When it comes to biofeedback, it's not just about improving your health. Another goal of biofeedback is to acquire the ability to perceive your own body more sensitively and thus to respond to its needs. Most people have lost this actually natural behavior, so that diseases set in. Biofeedback is closely related to autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation.
Biofeedback has been offered for several years in numerous rehabilitation and spa facilities as well as in clinics that rely on alternative healing methods. Especially with mental and psychosomatic illnesses, long-term healing successes can be achieved with biofeedback in a gentle and very individual way. This relates not only to pain, but also to manifest addictive behavior, but also to depression and the burnout syndrome, sleep disorders, epilepsy, nervousness and paralysis.
The Biofeedback is hardly characterized by risks, side effects or complications. However, biofeedback cannot be used safely for all diseases. This applies in particular to mental illnesses based on a so-called personality disorder.
In addition, the technical devices that are used for the necessary body measurements in biofeedback and the training methods used are completely risk-free and do not generate any oversensitivity or intolerance. Medicines are completely dispensed with in biofeedback. If drugs are required, there are no objections if they are based on a medically prescribed formulation.
If the existing symptoms are not alleviated by the alternative treatment method of biofeedback or if the state of health deteriorates, a specialist should be consulted.