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In megatrends, John Naisbitt notes that most new American movements originate in the same few states, including California and Florida. Biofeedback is one example, having begun in these states with research in the early 1960s. This book, based on a conference, comes from California.
Biofeedback involves giving a patient informational feedback about physiologic processes. The goal is to improve the patient's control over the process and thereby improve his or her health. The best example and probably the technique's most successful application uses the electromyogram. Patients with weakness or spasticity after a cerebrovascular accident are given feedback—for example, a tone
Biofeedback and Family Practice Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:774. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-774_1
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