Conditions Treated

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Position to Biofeedback

Biofeedback is used to treat a very wide variety of conditions and diseases:

  • Addictions:
    – 
    alcohol addiction
    – food addictions and food-intake problemsd
    – drug addictions
  • Internal disorders:
    – High blood pressure and its opposite, low blood pressure
    – Cardiac arrhythmias (abnormalities, sometimes dangerous, in the rhythm of the heartbeat)
    – Raynaud’s disease (a circulatory disorder that causes uncomfortably cold hands)
    – Respiratory problems
    – Disorders of the digestive system
    – Fecal and Urinary Incontinence
    – Muscle spasms
    – Muscle dysfunction caused by injury
    – Paralysis and other movement disorders
  • Concentration problems, Learning difficulties & dysfunctions
    – ADHD
    – Dyslexia
    – Dysorthography
    – Dysphasia
    – Dyscalculia
    – Impulsiveness
    – Lack of self-control
  • Stress, Anxiety & Fatigue
    – neuroses
    – worry
    – fear
    – accompanying physical problems
    – lack of performance
    – lack of motivation
  • Neurological conditions
    – Epilepsy
    – Migrains
    – tic disorders
    – sleeping disorders
    – Tension Headaches
    – many  types of pain
  • Self-improvement
    – improved concentration
    – strengthened willpower
    – improvements in physical performance
    – resistance against stress
    – improved creativity
    – support of meditation

More applications are being developed yearly.

References:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: WHAT IS BIOFEEDBACK? DHHS Publication No. (ADM) 83-1273 (Printed 1983)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – National Center of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine: http://nccam.nih.gov