American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The technique of using monitoring devices to furnish information regarding an autonomic bodily function, such as heart rate or blood pressure, in an attempt to gain some voluntary control over that function. It may be used clinically to treat certain conditions, such as hypertension and migraine headache.
- n. A technique consisting of measuring a person's quantifiable bodily functions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, sweat gland activity, and muscle tension, then conveying the information to the person in real-time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them.
- n. a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them
- bio- + feedback (Wiktionary)
“Cindi says he was given cognitive therapy and something called biofeedback, which helped, but that psychologically he was a mess.”
“It is the abrupt open-and-shut of the vocal cords that (through a process known as biofeedback) apparently charges the higher harmonics with increasing energy, resulting in separation between up to six simultaneous tones.”
“Boomers themselves, Bond and Austin opened a physical therapy practice based on a technique called biofeedback, which they say helps their clients alleviate the aches and pains of aging.”
“That's feedback -- and having spent much of my life in the field of "biofeedback" I'm one believer that feedback helps you to function better, with more control of the choices in your life.”
“Behavioral therapies, such as biofeedback and meditation, are recommended when stress is a factor.”
“Mind-body therapies such as biofeedback, hypnosis and progressive relaxation help prevent headaches and have fewer side effects than medication.”
“I also noticed I can do a kind of biofeedback thing to lower my heart rate if I'm hooked up to a monitor, so I'm going to get a fairly cheap one and start practicing.”
“But integrative approaches -- such as biofeedback, chiropractic, acupuncture, aromatherapy, music, meditation, massage, yoga -- all these things, give you a sense of control.”
“This is neurofeedback, a kind of biofeedback for the brain, which practitioners say can address a host of neurological ills - among them autism, depression and anxiety - by allowing patients to alter their own brain waves through practice and repetition.”
“More drugs are in clinical trials, and non-drug treatments such as acupuncture, massage, biofeedback and transcranial-magnetic stimulation are also showing some promise at alleviating migraine pain.”
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