Developing a biofeedback model: Alpha eeg feedback as a means for pain control

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Abstract

3 adept meditators voluntarily inserted steel needles into their bodies while physiological measures (EEG, EMG, GSR, EKG, and respiration) were recorded. Although each adept used a different passive attention technique, none reported pain. During the insertion, 2 of the 3 Ss increased their alpha EEG activity. The role of alpha EEG and its relationship to pain control is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-371
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1977

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

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