Why is biofeedback not more popular

What is biofeedback?

Experience with biofeedback and neurofeedback

In the following you will find some experiences from users who have given us feedback on working with biofeedback and neurofeedback.

PTSD

In the case of a posttraumatic stress disorder determined by differential diagnosis, we have recently started using biofeedback as part of a partial treatment (due to our treatment duration of 2 to 3 weeks) according to Liedl et al. (Trauma and pain, Schattauer 2013) in order to make it easier for the patient to distance himself more from the stressful (and pain-intensifying) experience of flashbacks and intrusions. The clear graphical feedback of psychophysiological parameters makes it easier for the patient to find out and practice the method of self-calming and self-distancing that is suitable for them.

Dipl-Psych. Andres Kruse (Rheuamzentrum Oberammergau)

Incontinence

My seven years of experience with patients who suffer from urinary and faecal incontinence is extremely gratifying, almost all of them benefited from the biofeedback training and improved their quality of life enormously. Biofeedback is the best way to get your incontinence under control again.

Denise Aeschbacher naturopath

migraine

“A 36-year-old educator presented to our practice with the following symptoms: migraines, internal restlessness, tension, cold hands, panic attacks, palpitations, nervous diarrhea, weight loss, sleep disorders and a loss of concentration. (...)

She completed 24 biofeedback sessions within 4 years. We trained with her breathing pacing, heart coherence and hand warming. She could also do a hyperventilation test (simulated extreme breathing). (...). She learned to decouple chest breathing from abdominal breathing, to breathe regularly and to exhale slowly. Increasingly, she was able to loosen her shoulders and her neck tension eased. (...)

After 6 months, her migraines stopped bothering her. (...)

Dr. Christine Schottdorf-Timm

Tension headache

“I particularly remember one client who has suffered from migraines and tension headaches since childhood. In just 8 therapy sessions, I was able to support her in significantly reducing the frequency of the attacks. Furthermore, with the help of abdominal breathing training and progressive muscle relaxation, we managed to “catch” the onset of headaches, so that there were no more pronounced headache attacks at all.

The client was able to achieve a significant increase in her quality of life. In the meantime she has internalized the exercises in such a way that “control” by the biofeedback device is no longer necessary. "

Mag. Lydia Oberthaler