What are biofeedback & neurofeedback?

 
 
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biofeedback

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance.

Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.


neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that tells you about the brain waves being activated during coaching and treatment. This helps the recipient of treatment tap into the feelings associated with different brain activity, and how to manage the brain through intrinsic skills like breath, mindset, focus and/or relaxation techniques.

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how treatments feel

During the biofeedback and neurofeedback procedures, sensors are attached to the waist, hands, jaw, forehead or shoulders, the earlobes, and/or the head to gather information. These sensors simply measure changes in the system being monitored. The information is seen on a computer screen and heard through speakers or headphones. This allows you to see and hear changes in your physiological activity and, by practicing self-regulation techniques such as relaxation and breathing, to learn to correct imbalances in these systems.


Allie Blazer-Luna

Biofeedback Director at NeuroSpa

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If you are a medicare recipient, we cannot offer you biofeedback at this time. We offer other evidence-based ways to train self-regulation through Intrinsic if you are interested.