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Biofeedback; Questions to Ask.

Review the following 'Questions To Ask' about biofeedback so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

What kind of training do you have? Are you certified and by whom?

How long have you been doing this? What types of conditions do you most commonly address? How many times have you treated patients with my condition?

Which types of biofeedback do you use?

How much will this cost? Will my health care plan cover treatment?

How many sessions do you think I will need?

Tell me how each of these machines works.

I have a pacemaker. Do you need to take special precautions?

What types of exercises will I need to do at home?

Will I need follow-up visits once the initial treatment and training are finished?

I am pregnant. Will biofeedback effect my pregnancy? If so how?

References

HeartMath LLC. Available at http://www.heartmath.com. Accessed April 2008.

"Biofeedback: Using your mind to improve your health." The Mayo Clinic. January 25, 2008. http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed February 2008.

"Biofeedback." The University of Maryland Medical Center. 2007. http://www.umm.edu. Accessed February 2008.

"Biofeedback certification." The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. http://www.bcia.org. Accessed February 2008.

"Past speakers 05-06 Season." The Foundation for Mind Being Research. http://www.fmbr.org. Accessed February 2008.

"Biofeedback." Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. http://www.bcia.org. Accessed May 2000.

"Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches Into The Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia." National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Conference Statement (1995). http://text.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed May 2000.

"Biofeedback." The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. http://www.aapb.org and http://www.aapb.org. Accessed September 2001.

Capps, S. "Biofeedback." Lecture. Psychology Department at Southwest Missouri State University. http://aloha.smsu.edu. Accessed May 2000.

"What is Biofeedback?" The BioResearch Institute. http://www.7hz.com. Accessed May 2000.

Biofeedback Foundation of Europe: http://www.bfe.org

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