Biofeedback Therapy Offered by WhiteSands
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Biofeedback is a procedure in which biological information is measured from the body of a client and then presented (“fed back”) to them, in order for the client to learn to get better control over it. Biofeedback therapies at White Sands are designed to improve a client’s physical and emotional well-being and ability to manage pain. This is especially important for those whose chronic pain created an addiction to painkillers, so that they can successfully withdraw from these drugs.
Treatments are individualized to the needs of individual clients, and incorporate behavioral therapy with traditional and newer forms of biofeedback treatments, including:
EMG: electromyograph that uses electrodes to detect muscle action
Feedback thermometer: detects skin temperature
Respiratory: measures breathing patterns
GSR: galvanic skin response that monitors tension-related changes in skin pores
Heart Rate Variability: measures the changes in heartbeats
Peak Performance Training: to help recover and optimize function and
Neurofeedback: also called neurotherapy, uses EEG displays to illustrate brain activity
and teach self-regulation.
Biofeedback therapy is effective in treating a variety of conditions that can contribute to an addiction, including anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), depression, chronic muscle pain, migraines, sleep disturbances and more.