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Biofeedback May Be An Effective Treatment For Migraine Headache

Migraine headache afflicts 18% of women and 7% of men in the United States*. A recent meta-analysis* found that various forms of biofeedback may be an effective treatment for migraine headache. The primary peripheral biofeedback modalities under investigation included electromyography (EMG), skin temperature (TEMP), and heart rate variability (HRV) [referred to as blood-volume-pulse feedback in […]

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Psychologists Call On The American Psychological Association To Recognize The Value of QEEG and Neurofeedback In Psychology

I obtained a letter that will be sent to the American Psychological Association (APA) from concerned psychologists regarding APA’s failure to acknowledge the positive contributions of clinicians and researchers involved in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and neurofeedback. The writer also briefly touches on a current controversy in the field that involves admittance of QEEG evidence into […]

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International Society for Neurofeedback & Research 2009 Annual Conference

I am pleased to provide this unsolicited announcement for my friends at The International Society For Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR). It is time to pre-register for the ISNR 2009 Annual Conference, which will be in Indianapolis, Indiana this year. ISNR conferences provide fantastic learning and training opportunities for professionals who are involved in biofeedback, neurofeedback, […]

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Children With ADHD Realize Significant Benefits From Neurofeedback Training In a Randomized Clinical Trial

In a yet unpublished study (in press), researchers* report that children with ADHD who underwent neurofeedback training in a randomized clinical trial realized significant improvements on numerous home and school behavioral rating scales. The study included a large sample size, randomized assignment to an experimental or control group, semi-blinded parents to their child’s treatment condition, […]

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Biofeedback Applications for Tension-Type Headache: Results of a Meta-Analysis

Nestoriuc, Rief, & Martin (2008)* conducted a meta-analysis of biofeedback applications for tension-type headache (TTH). A meta-analysis combines data from published studies that meet inclusion criteria to increase statistical power and the ability to detect a statistically meaningful treatment effect, often expressed as an “effect size.” The researchers provide an overview of TTH and report […]

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Excellent Resource: Evidenced-Based Biofeedback/Neurofeedback

02/14/09 Update: AAPB removed the Evidenced-Based Biofeedback/Neurofeedback (2008 Edition) PDF because it is now offered only as regular book.  Attached is the PDF of the 2004 edition of this book. Original Post: The Behavioral Medicine Report readers hopefully are becoming more familiar with biofeedback. Upcoming articles will cover other types of biofeedback treatments, not just […]

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Coherent Breathing And Mental/Physical Health (Part 1)

Breathing is something so simple and basic that people seldom give it any thought. The importance of proper breathing should not be underestimated.  Believe it or not, your breathing style significantly impacts how you feel, think, and act.  In fact, researchers* have identified 6 distinctive breathing styles.  Today’s post will cover the “incoherent breathing style.” […]

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