Biofeedback training: Office management of stress disorders

K. R. Pelletier, C. N. Shealy

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-6
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Biofeedback
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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  • Medicine(all)

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