Conditions Treated by Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

Both biofeedback and neurofeedback have shown promising evidence for various conditions. Here are some conditions, including post-concussive syndrome, for which there is evidence supporting the potential benefits of biofeedback and/or neurofeedback:

  1. Anxiety Disorders: Biofeedback and neurofeedback have been found to be helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms and improving overall emotional well-being. They can assist individuals in learning relaxation techniques, managing stress, and enhancing self-regulation.
  2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Neurofeedback has been extensively studied as a potential intervention for ADHD. Research suggests that neurofeedback training can improve attention, impulse control, and behavioral symptoms associated with ADHD.
  3. Migraine and Tension Headaches: Biofeedback, particularly electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback and thermal biofeedback, has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and tension headaches. It helps individuals learn to relax muscles, regulate blood flow, and manage stress.
  4. Insomnia and Sleep Disorders: Biofeedback techniques, such as heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback and electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback, have been used to manage insomnia and improve sleep quality. They assist individuals in achieving better relaxation, regulating physiological responses, and promoting healthy sleep patterns.
  5. Chronic Pain Conditions: Biofeedback has been explored as an adjunctive therapy for chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and musculoskeletal pain. By increasing individuals’ awareness of physiological responses and teaching self-regulation techniques, biofeedback can help alleviate pain and enhance coping skills.
  6. Post-Concussive Syndrome: Both biofeedback and neurofeedback have shown promise in managing symptoms related to post-concussive syndrome. Neurofeedback, in particular, has been investigated as a potential intervention to address cognitive impairments, headaches, sleep disturbances, and emotional dysregulation following a concussion.
  7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Neurofeedback has been explored as a potential intervention for PTSD. Research suggests that neurofeedback training may help reduce PTSD symptoms, improve emotional regulation, and promote better cognitive functioning.