Biofeedback, sometimes called biofeedback training, is used to help manage many physical and mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Asthma
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation
  • High blood pressure
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Raynaud's disease

Biofeedback appeals to people for a variety of reasons:

  • It's noninvasive.
  • It may reduce or eliminate the need for medications.
  • It may be a treatment alternative for those who can't tolerate medications.
  • It may be an option when medications haven't worked well.
  • It may be an alternative to medications for some conditions during pregnancy.
  • It helps people take charge of their health.
Jan. 26, 2013