Biofeedback means the treatment of physiological, psychosomatic and psychic disorders by the systematic feedback of somatic functions.

Read MoreMost common applications of Biofeedback are:

 

  • Clarification of the connections between psychic and physiological processes
  • Stress, consequences of stress and coping with stress
  • Chronic pain (headache, back pain, fibromyalgia et al.)
  • Hypertension, circulatory disorders
  • Ambiguous medical conditions (Tinnitus, irritable stomach/ colon, somatoform disorders et al.)
  • Sleep disorders, sexual disorders
  • Urinary/faecal incontinence
  • Obstipation
  • Hyperactivity, Attention deficit disorders
  • Epileptic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders, depressions
  • Posttraumatic stress disorders
  • Prevention of chronic diseases
  • Improvement of body awareness
  • Psychic causes/consequences of physiological diseases

 

When is Biofeedback indicated?

Biofeedback provides specific methods of treatment for various disorders. Amongst these are:

  • Stress related disorders in general
  • Chronic back pain
  • Tension headache
  • Migraine
  • Muscular tension affecting the face (e.g. gnashing of teeth (bruxism))
  • Essential hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Urinary/faecal incontinence
  • Obstipation
  • Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. graphospasm, Torticollis spasmodicus, traulism and others)
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Besides the above mentioned, there are already indications of further fields of application for Biofeedback. Generally spoken, all somatic functions can be influenced using Biofeedback as long as they are electrically measurable.