Biofeedback is a safe, non-invasive technique that teaches people how to monitor and control various body functions such as heart rate, muscle tension, blood pressure, and skin temperature.
Research has shown that biofeedback is a clinically effective tool for children, adolescents, and adults who experience a variety of conditions, including stress, pain, headaches and migraines, panic and anxiety disorders, sleep difficulties, TMJ and teeth grinding.
Biofeedback functions as a tool to assess and monitor dynamic physiological processes within the body. Electronic sensors are applied to specific areas of the body that correlate with stress responses such as muscle tension and skin temperature. This information is relayed to the therapist through auditory and visual cues. Ultimately, with help from the therapist, patients learn how to successfully detect and control the actions of the nervous system during and after periods of stress.