Biofeedback and the associated mental self-regulation exercises represent a major new system for treatment of many chronic stress-induced illnesses. Most studies report that 80% of patients improve after adequate biofeedback training. The future of biofeedback training is dependent upon application of the techniques in clinical practice. Using a temperature biofeedback trainer and simple instructions in the principles of relaxation and body programming, most patients can be trained by a physician's office nurse. Additional counseling may be needed, but improvement in patient complaints and minimization of the need for tranquilizers and sedatives make biofeedback training a most attractive adjunct to medical practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Biofeedback|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1979|
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