Meaning of biofeedback in English:


Pronunciation /bʌɪəʊˈfiːdbak/


mass noun
  • A process whereby electronic monitoring of a normally automatic bodily function is used to train someone to acquire voluntary control of that function.

    ‘You can receive biofeedback training in physical therapy clinics, medical centers and hospitals.’
    • ‘Randomized controlled trial of biofeedback for fecal incontinence.’
    • ‘Urge incontinence is commonly treated with medications, biofeedback or electrical stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder.’
    • ‘You may also want to try massage therapy, acupuncture or biofeedback.’
    • ‘Then I was instructed to inhibit this behaviour by electromyographic biofeedback.’
    • ‘Burgio and colleagues compared the effectiveness of behavior training with and without biofeedback in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence in older women.’
    • ‘As a result, the patient may attempt to function without biofeedback or may rely primarily on pharmacologic interventions.’
    • ‘The results of this study support the efficacy of EEG biofeedback training in an inpatient drug treatment program.’
    • ‘Relaxation training paired with thermal biofeedback is effective in tension and migraine headache treatment.’
    • ‘Other forms of incontinence benefit from pelvic floor exercise monitored by biofeedback.’
    • ‘Nontraditional therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and relaxation training may be used alone or in combination whenever appropriate.’
    • ‘Music, massage, imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, and therapeutic touch are a few examples.’
    • ‘Some are investigating alternative therapies, such as acupuncture or biofeedback.’
    • ‘Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, and cognitive therapy are likely to be useful in selected patients who have confidence in these approaches.’
    • ‘The heart rate monitor will give you biofeedback as good as a laboratory, allowing you to train smarter rather than longer or harder’
    • ‘Counseling, stress management, and behavior therapies such as biofeedback should be strongly considered.’
    • ‘Lamaze classes aid in preparation; hypnosis, acupuncture, and biofeedback are also used.’
    • ‘If anxiety is felt to be the predominant cause, consider referring her to mental health services for cognitive behaviour therapy or biofeedback.’
    • ‘One study evaluated paced respiration, muscle relaxation, or biofeedback control in 33 menopausal women with frequent hot flashes.’
    • ‘In terms of BFRT however, not all types of biofeedback have had successful effects with asthma control.’