A complementary and alternative way of treating stress, high blood pressure, headaches, sleep disorders, motility disorders or other chronic pain conditions is biofeedback, a method of learning how to gain voluntary control over bodily functions by using your mind. During biofeedback therapy, you're connected to sensors that measure relaxation to produce reduced muscle tension and normalized blood flow.
Jefferson's multidisciplinary team of expert neurologists, psychiatrists, trained psychologists, sleep medicine specialists, gastroenterologists and pain medicine specialists will utilize several physical and mental exercises to help control your chronic pain and teach you a series of exercises that you can do at home.
Some of the exercises performed include:
- Static muscle scanning: measurement of muscles during movement
- Stress training: helps cancer patients cope with pain, fatigue and anxiety
- Autogenic and relaxation training: guided-imagery techniques to visualize scenes or actions
Many people are searching for something more they can do for their health in addition to standard medical treatment. Our expert clinicians bring you more options and opportunities by integrating promising complementary therapies and high-quality care.
Make an Appointment
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a biofeedback therapy specialist at Jefferson Health.