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Pain Management: What Is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is an alternative, non-medical therapy in which the patient seeks to gain control over various typically involuntary body functions. It belongs to the category of mind-body therapies that aim to strengthen communication between the mind and body. Biofeedback is often used in pain management. The aim of this complementary therapy is to use the mind to help control the body. Patients are taught how to control certain involuntary body responses using feedback from monitoring […]

Alternative Treatments for Migraines

Painful migraine headaches are one of the top 10 reasons why women seek to explore alternative therapies. Alternative medicine appeals to growing numbers of patients who either are not getting enough relief with conventional medications or there are no medications for certain condition, or those who wish to limit their reliance on medicinal drugs or simply prefer not to take any medications at all. For example, many patients take triptans, such as Maxalt or Imitrex, […]