biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce biofeedback (audio) \

Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (such as heartbeats or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

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If these mainstream treatments don’t offer relief, a patient might try alternative options like biofeedback, osteopathic manipulation, or acupuncture. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "People Living With Chronic Pain Are Turning to This Support Group for Help," 16 Sep. 2019 His behavior at home grows so explosive that his parents insist he either see a therapist or learn biofeedback methods for regulating his emotions. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "Boy, Uninterrupted," 10 Sep. 2019 Cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback may be options. Sara Twogood, Quartz, "The science behind why you crave carbs when you’re on your period," 7 Aug. 2019 Stress Reduction: Try yoga, biofeedback, or other mindfulness exercises. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Is It a Migraine or a Another Headache? How to Tell the Difference, According to Neurologists," 28 May 2019 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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biofeedback

noun

English Language Learners Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of controlling things in your body (such as heartbeats or brain waves) with your conscious mind

biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \ -ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce biofeedback (audio) \

Medical Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (as heartbeat or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

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