The use of Biofeedback method in treatment of Adhd

The medical technology has advanced at a very rapid pace and new researches and breakthroughs have made it easier to treat numerous chronic illness, chronic pains and disorders. Biofeedback treatment is one such method that is gradually becoming popular and effective in relieving stress and anxiety among people and patients. Biofeedback is a technique that helps people to gain some control over their involuntary actions. The voluntary actions are one which a person has the control like stretching your fingers or moving your arm but a person has no control over the involuntary action such as the blood pressure, heart and breathing rate.

Biofeedback is been widely used to treat migraines, high blood pressure, chronic back pains, digestive disorders and other ailments that result in stress and anxiety. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or more commonly known as (Adhd) is one of the disorder that affects the mental stability of small children. Children diagnosed with (Adhd) tend to be hyperactive and find it difficult to control their emotions and impulses. Biofeedback adhd is one of the method to help relieve the pain and stress to children suffering from adhd.

In biofeedback Therapy for adhd treatment, several electronic equipment such as electrodes and sensors are attached to the children and their brain activity is monitored on the monitor screens. Every time the child feels pain or his muscle tense up the impulses and signals are displayed in the form of either an image, sound, or a flashing light. The biofeedback therapist seeing the change in the child’s impulses helps the child to self-regulate and train him to relax his muscles. The biofeedback therapy may help children to cope with adhd and behave differently. The children are asked to attend sessions on weekly basis and one session lasts for about an hour.

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