Why biofeedback would help this problem: There are many reasons why a person may have high blood pressure. One of the most common is abnormal increases in blood pressure due to stress. Increased blood pressure is one of many normal responses to stress. Sometimes blood pressure goes up so much that a highly reactive person's ears turn redder, and may even tingle and / or ring. This is a normal response to stress. For some people, these increases don't return to normal levels for a long time. The time to return to normal may take longer and longer until blood pressure never returns to normal. The person has now developed high blood pressure. Biofeedback based treatments help people recognize and control their response to stress and also help them recognize when they are successfully controlling their blood pressures. Thus, biofeedback can directly and indirectly help people learn to control blood pressure.