What Should You Know About Biofeedback?
07 / 22 / 17

What Should You Know About Biofeedback?

It has become all too common for people to rely upon pharmaceuticals to control their health conditions and minimize their symptoms, but this is hardly the best way to achieve optimal health. Biofeedback is an alternative technique that uses natural means to teach you to control your body’s functions.

Issues ranging from hormone imbalances to anxiety can all be controlled and resolved with the help of biofeedback. If you’ve never heard of this technique before, here is the most important information you should know.

How is Biofeedback Defined?

Biofeedback is defined as a non-drug treatment geared toward helping patients learn to control bodily processes that are typically involuntary, like heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. Research shows that biofeedback can help a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, urinary incontinence, and migraines. Since biofeedback is noninvasive and drug-free, it doesn’t pose the risks or side effects of other common treatments.

How Does Biofeedback Work?

Biofeedback occurs in at least one of three ways: thermal biofeedback to measure skin temperature, electromyography to measure muscle tension, and neurofeedback to measure brain wave activity. During a biofeedback session, a specially trained therapist attaches electrodes to your skin to collect information. The therapist then uses that information to suggest specific mental activities and physical reactions that reduce or eliminate the targeted health problems. Through the course of trial and error, the very best coping mechanisms can be uncovered, and you can learn to control specific body processes with even needing to be monitored.

Is Biofeedback Right for You?

Thanks to its noninvasive and low-risk nature, biofeedback is safe for just about everybody to try. It could be especially useful for you if you are undergoing conventional treatment without success, want or need to avoid pharmaceuticals, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or value involvement in your treatment. Whether you are plagued by chronic pain, TMJ, insomnia, anxiety, or any other health condition, biofeedback has the potential to help you heal.   

At Point Lumineux Medspa, Sarasota’s premier holistic wellness center, Nadine Toriello offers biofeedback to patients using more than a decade of experience. She has helped hundreds of clients around the world find optimal health without pharmaceuticals, and you could be next! Book your appointment and take advantage of Point Lumineux MedSpa's state of the art quantum bioresonance sensor to receive a custom biofeedback protocol for your own health and wellness.