Biofeedback or – things that go ‘beep’!

Biofeedback is an approach to revealing the inner states of human functioning so that people can develop control. In pain management it can take many different forms from surface electro-myography (sEMG), skin conductance (SC), blood volume pulsimetry (BVP), respiration rate, and heart rate variability. It can even be as simple as readings on two scales (left foot, right foot); video recording; a mirror; taking your pulse; temperature or weight!

I use biofeedback pretty regularly – so here’s a very quick tour through the biofeedback uses (but wait! there will be more as time goes by…)

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