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Biofeedback refers to a collection of techniques in which physiologic activity of unconscious bodily functions is monitored and provided instantly by audio or visual instruments in an attempt to permit the patient to gain control over these functions. The patient is instructed to use any of several strategies (for example, sensations, thoughts, or feelings) to produce a desired change in physiologic functioning and to use the technique that appears successful. The rationale underlying biofeedback assumes that the physiologic activity being monitored is causally related to a clinical problem and that alteration of the physiologic activity can lead to resolution of
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