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Biofeedback is a training method used to control body processes and functions that might contribute to disease.

Biofeedback is used for loss of bowel movement control (fecal incontinence), loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence), constipation, migraine, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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Biofeedback is a training method that uses electronic equipment to measure signals from the body. This is usually done by placing electrodes at specific locations on the body to measure brain waves, muscle contractions, or other body processes. Electronic equipment senses bodily functions and provides feedback using sight or sound signals such as a flashing light or beep. Biofeedback can help identify abnormal bodily processes, and then it can be used to help control them.

In general, biofeedback is LIKELY SAFE for most people when used appropriately. One form of biofeedback, called electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, can cause headaches, tiredness, and dizziness in some people. Sometimes the tape used can irritate the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if biofeedback is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Epilepsy and other seizure disorders: There is some concern that electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback might increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. If you have one of these conditions, don't use EEG biofeedback.

Medications that increase the chance of having a seizure (Seizure threshold lowering drugs)

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

There is some concern that a form of biofeedback called electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback might increase the chance of seizure in some people. Combining this type of biofeedback with medications that also increase the chance of seizure might increase the risk of seizure even more.

Some drugs that lower the seizure threshold include anesthetics (propofol, others), antiarrhythmics (mexiletine), antibiotics (amphotericin, penicillin, cephalosporins, imipenem), antidepressants (bupropion, others), antihistamines (cyproheptadine, others), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), narcotics (fentanyl, others), stimulants (methylphenidate), theophylline, and others.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

Biofeedback training generally occurs over several sessions. The length of training varies and depends on the individual's needs.

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