Biofeedback is a technique utilising very sensitive devices to measure different activities of the human body. The objective is to evaluate scientifically what is taking place in someone.
It is appropriate for all those suffering from stress, anxiety and or pain. Recurrent complaints such as panic attacks, phobias, inhibiting fears that to lead to avoidance strategies, tension headaches, mixed headaches, chronic pain, bruxism or tooth grinding etcetera.
What biofeedback aims for is personal control at the psychophysiological level. When someone demonstrates that specific body actions are out of control, he or she is helped to bring them under control and to relax, and apply this learning in everyday life.
If self-control is learnt, apart from solving a specific problem, it can also serve well in new situations, for example, dealing with tension, stress and anxiety.
The first question someone discovering this technique might ask is how the different activities of the body can be monitored and controlled. This is the answer. A number of surface electrodes are connected which measure different variables of the human body, but not involving the insertion of needles or the transmission of any radioactivity or electrical stimulus or anything harmful to health. The electrodes provide information about the psychophysiological behaviour of the person and then, as a series of exercises is carried out, the device shows visually on a computer screen and auditorily whether the person is “out of control”, that is, beyond normal limits, or is within normal bounds.
Apart from the advanced technology, which helps in the learning, the treatment engenders total activity during the session, correcting and driving individuals to bring about change with ever better results. In this way, they become aware of their specific problems and of the associated neuromuscular and anatomical activities, and learn how to modify them.