Healthcare professionals have increased their interest with the rise of biofeedback as a potential medical solution for the non-invasive approach. There are a number of different medical applications which have been given birth to, due to the coverage of a host of the different medical disorders.
Biofeedback has gained momentum with its approval by top healthcare professionals including practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals. There still exists a cloud of doubt when it comes to the functioning of biofeedback. However, it has been scientifically proven to promote relaxation which aids in alleviation of a host of stress related conditions.
The connection that exists between the mind and body remains a major principle used in discerning the application of biofeedback. It utilizes the use of power by people for the connection used in changing the physical activity and improving of people’s health.
Heart rate, breathing, heart function, muscle activity and heart function are some the measurements for physiological activity that are included through the use of a special equipment which remains part of the biofeedback therapy.
The equipment is used rapidly and accurately which provides feedback to the user. With time, the information is used together with the changes in the thinking of the patient, emotions, supports and behavior for delivering the desired the physiological functioning. The patient is able to ensure that there is control of these function on their own without using the equipment.
Definition of Biofeedback
There is a common definition of the biofeedback which has been formed by different organizations. This forms a process that teaches the altering process for their physiological activity for the purpose of improvement of health and physical performance.
The definition has a sole purpose of helping consumers to recognize licensed practitioners and methods. This helps in understanding for the role of insurance firms and government agencies to ensure they make informed decisions about biofeedback and neurofeedback for health coverage and regulation.
How Does Biofeedback Work?
This is a technique of helping patients learn the control of their physiological processes and functions. Indicative bodily functions such as heart rates, skin temperature, gross muscle tone, blood pressure, salivation and peripheral vasomotor are some of the transformations of the body signals which are part of the therapy utilizing use of sensors and electrodes. As part of the measured functions, there is the transformation of sound and light with either the brightness or loudness of the activity.
The physiological functions are changed when a patient is under stress. This leads to increase in blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate where patient perspires with tightening of muscles. The patient is then engaged in stopping the stress responses from happening while being closely monitored leading to the development of a feedback.