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Legitimate Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Equipment

Welcome to the Consumers home page. If you are interested in learning more about biofeedback and neurofeedback in order to determine if it might be of help to you or someone you know, you've come to the right section. Use the links on the panel to the left to help you find answers to your questions about the various applications of biofeedback/neurofeedback, how to find a provider, insurance coverage, and other important topics.

Tell Me More About Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.

Approved May 18, 2008 by:
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)

An Interview with John Arena, PhD

How to distinguish legitimate biofeedback/neurofeedback devices

The market of biofeedback devices has become flooded with a number of machines purporting to be biofeedback instruments when, in fact, they either operate on different principles or else provide an unconventional form of “feedback” to the individual. In this article, Penn State University Research Associate, Dr. Tania Slawecki helps consumers sort out what is real biofeedback from other methods being called "biofeedback" that may not be. Click here to read more.

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