"Pump it up!" About heart rate variability, skin conductance and body temperature. Why biofeedback can ideally complement neurofeedback therapy11. October 2021
Biofeedback describes a method that can offer the way to a better perception and regulation of one's own body. In biofeedback, peripheral physical parameters - also called biosignals - are used. These can be muscle tone, heartbeat or breathing rate, for example. Electrodes, which are attached directly to the skin, for example, or mounted in a chest belt or finger sensor, measure peripheral physiological parameters. These signals are then reported back on a screen - either simply as curves or in animations.
Biosignals allow conclusions to be drawn about the current stress level - being able to perceive one's own physical reaction can be an enrichment for therapeutic work, or for training relaxation or concentration.