Biofeedback is a technique in which information about the body’s functions is recorded, in order to train the mind to control the body. By self-controlling the body, a person may find relief from a number of ailments including pain, stress, anxiety, muscle tension and inflammation. This form of meditation also helps return the body to a state in which it can better heal from a medical condition.
At CHOC Children’s, we have pediatric psychologists who are trained and certified to provide biofeedback therapy to children as young as seven years old. We use biofeedback therapy to help children understand:
- How their mind and body interact
- How their mind and body can be in balance (homeostasis)
- How their mind can control their body so they feel better.