You Are A Master Of Biofeedback – You Just Don’t Know It Yet
Have you ever felt feverish and decided to go to bed with a hot bowl of soup? Does your preference for dessert depend on the numbers shown on your bathroom scale? Well, then you have been listening to your body! Depending upon the readings on the thermometer, you decided to opt for hot soup (which supplies fluids) and rest. The figures on your bathroom scales tell you whether you should take that extra serving of strawberry cake or not.
Well, then you are not new to biofeedback. Although you may not know it, you have been trying to improve your health by reading the signals your body is sending you. This is biofeedback. When doctors, physiotherapists and even ordinary people use signals from the patients body to decide the course of their treatment, they are relying on biofeedback.
In biofeedback, electronic instruments enable doctors to monitor the activities of the body both physical as well as psychological. Clinicians have sensitive machines that can easily see or hear inside the bodies of patients. It is not uncommon to come across people who are very confused about their own...