Biofeedback
Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying info...

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Safety

Although biofeedback is generally considered safe, consult with a qualified healthcare professional before making decisions about new therapies and/or related health conditions.

Biofeedback may interfere with the use of some medications, such as insulin.

Behavioral modification therapies should not delay the time to diagnosis or treatment with more proven techniques or therapies, and should not be used as the sole approach to illnesses.

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This information has been edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com).

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Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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