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Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapy

The BioLife Health Center Research and Development Department follows the practice of Peer-reviewed (refereed or scholarly) journals - Articles are written by experts and are reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to ensure the article's quality. (The article is more likely to be scientifically valid, reach reasonable conclusions, etc.)

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Clinical effect of psychological and behavioral intervention combined with biofeedback in the treatment of preschool children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Huang XX1, Ou P, Qian QF, Huang Y, Yang SW, Wang YX, Huang S, Wang ZQ, Xie YQ. 2019 Mar;21(3):229-233.

Emotion regulation after acquired brain injury: a study of heart rate variability, attentional control, and psychophysiology.

Sonya Kim-Vance Zemon-Paul Lehrer-Rollin McCraty-Marie Cavallo-Preeti Raghavan-Jay Ginsberg-Frederick Foley - 2019 Mar 23:1-9.

The Effect of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training on Mental Health of Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Carole Clair-Yolanda Mueller-Jonathan Livingstone-Banks-Bernard Burnand-Jean-Yves Camain-Jacques Cornuz-Myriam Rège-Walther-Kevin Selby-Raphaël Bize - 2019 Mar 23;16(6).

Visual rehabilitation using video game stimulation for Stargardt disease.

Dhanashree Ratra-Archayeeta Rakshit-Vineet Ratra - 2019 Mar 9;11:2515841419831158.

Using Virtual Reality to Increase Motivation in Poststroke Rehabilitation.

Paulo Dias-Ricardo Silva-Paula Amorim-Jorge Lains-Eulalia Roque-Ines Pereira-Fatima Pereira-Beatriz Santos-Mike Potel - 2019 Jan-Feb.

The Efficacy Of Biofeedback For The Treatment Of Insomnia: a Critical Review

Nicole Lovato-Christopher Miller-Christopher Gordon-Ronald Grunstein-Leon Lack -  2018 Dec 26. pii: S1389-9457(18)30913-4.

Using Virtual Reality to Increase Motivation in Poststroke Rehabilitation.

Paulo Dias-Ricardo Silva-Paula Amorim-Jorge Lains-Eulalia Roque-Ines Pereira-Fatima Pereira-Beatriz Santos-Mike Potel - 2019 Jan-Feb.

Effect of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on Sport Performance, a Systematic Review

Sergio Jiménez Morgan-José Molina Mora - 2017 Sep;42(3):235-245.

A Systematic Review of the Effect of Neurofeedback in Cancer Patients.

Madeleine Hetkamp-Jasmin Bender-Nadine Rheindorf-Axel Kowalski-Marion Lindner-Sarah Knispel-Mingo Beckmann-Sefik Tagay-Martin Teufel - 2019 Jan-Dec;18:1534735419832361.

Biofeedback in Medicine: Who, When, Why and How?

Dana L Frank, BS, Lamees Khorshid, PsyD, Jerome F Kiffer, MA, Christine S Moravec, PhD, corresponding author and Michael G McKee, PhD - Ment Health Fam Med. 2010 Jun; 7(2): 85–91.

Evidence-Based Information on the Clinical Use of Neurofeedback for ADHD

Tais Moriyama-Guilherme Polanczyk-Arthur Caye-Tobias Banaschewski-Daniel Brandeis-Luis Rohde - Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jul; 9(3): 588–598.

Epileptic Seizures are Reduced by Autonomic Biofeedback Therapy Through Enhancement of Fronto-limbic Connectivity: A Controlled Trial and Neuroimaging Study

Yoko Nagai-Julia Aram-Matthias Koepp-Louis Lemieux-Marco Mula-Hugo Critchley-Sanjay Sisodiya-Mara Cercignani - 2018 Jan; 27: 112–122.

Effect of short-term heart rate variability biofeedback on long-term abstinence in alcohol dependent patients – a one-year follow-up

Ana Penzlin-Kristian Barlinn-Ben Illigens-Kerstin Weidner-Martin Siepmann-Timo Siepmann - 2017; 17: 325.

An Assessment of an Automated EEG Biofeedback System for Attention Deficits in a Substance Use Disorders Residential Treatment Setting

Julian Keith-Lobsang Rapgay-Don Theodore-Jeffrey Schwartz-Jae Ross - 2015 Mar; 29(1): 17–25.











Research Articles & Abstracts

What does the evidence show? Efficacy of behavioral treatments for recurrent headaches in adults. F. (2007).  Neurol Sci, 28 (Suppl 2), S70-S77.

Follow-up study of learning-disabled children treated with neurofeedback or placebo. J., et al. (2006).  Clin EEG Neurosci, 37 (3), 198-203.

Management of patients with fibromyalgia using biofeedback: A randomized control trial. Babu, A. S., Mathew, E., Danda, D., Prakash, H. (2007). Indian J Med Sci ., 61 (8), 455-61.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the effects of neurofeedback training on the neural bases of selective attention and response inhibition in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Beauregard, M., & Levesque, J. (2006). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31 (1), 2-20.

Direct instrumental conditioning of neural activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging-derived reward feedback. Bray, S., Shimojo, S., & O'Doherty, J. P. (2007). J Neurosci, 27 (28), 7498-74507.

Biofeedback for fecal incontinence: short-term outcomes of 513 consecutive patients and predictors of successful treatment. Byrne, C. M., Solomon, M. J., Young, J. M., Rex, J., & Merlino, C. L. (2007). Dis Colon Rectum, 50 (4), 417-427.

The effects of neurofeedback training in the cognitive division of the anterior cingulate gyrus. Cannon, R., Lubar, J., Congedo, M., Thornton, K., Towler, K., & Hutchens, T. (2007). Int J Neurosci, 117 (3), 337-357.

Regulation of anterior insular cortex activity using real-time fMRI. Caria, A., Veit, R., Sitram, R., Lotze, M., Weiskopf, N., Grodd, W., Birbaumer, N. (2007). , 35 (3), 1238-1246.

The role of biofeedback in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Chiarioni, G., & Whitehead, W. E. (2008). Nat Clin Pract Gastronterol Hepatol, 5 (7), 371-82.

Tuning the tinnitus percept by modification of synchronous brain activity. Dohrmann, K., Elbert, T., Schlee, W., & Weisz, N. (2007).  Neurol Neursci, 25 (3-4), 371-378.

Controlled evaluation of a neurofeedback training of slow cortical potentials in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dreschler, R., Straub, M., Doehnert, M., Heinrich, H., Steinhausen, H. C., & Brandeis, D. (2007). Brain Funct, 3 (1), 35.

Effects of quadriceps electrical stimulation program on clinical parameters in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Durmus, D., Alayli, G., & Canturk, F. (2006).  Clin Rheumatol , August 1; [Epub ahead of print].


Neurofeedback treatment of epilepsy: From basic rationale to practical application (2006). Expert Rev Neurother, 6 (2), 247-257.Egner, T., & Sterman, M. B.

Limitations of pharmacotherapy: Behavioral approaches to chronic pain. Flor, H., & Diers, M. (2007).  Exp Pharmacol, (177), 415-427.

EEG biofeedback in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Friel, P. N. (2007). Med Rev , 12 (2),146-151.

Patients with acute painful TMD at high risk for developing a chronic condition report less pain, emotional distress, and health care use after a psychological intervention using cognitive-behavioral skills training and biofeedback. Glaros, A. G. (2007).  J Evid Based Dent Pract, 7 (1), 14-16. No abstract available.

Pelvic floor muscle biofeedback in the treatment of urinary incontinence: A literature review. Glazer, H. I., Laine, C. D. (2006). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31 (3), 187-201.

Electroencephalographic biofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in childhood and adolescence. Holtmann, M., & Stadler, C. (2006). Expert Rev Neurother, 6 (4), 533-540.

Recent developments in biofeedback for neuromotor rehabilitation. Huang, H., Wolf, S. L., & He, J. (2006). J Neuroengineering Rehabil, 3, 11.

New insights into the neuromodulatory approach for the treatment of pain. Jensen, M. P., Hakimian, S., Sherlin, L. H., & Fregni, F. (2008). J Pain, 9 (3),193-199.

Residual motor signal in long-term human severed peripheral nerves and feasibility of neural signal-controlled artificial limb. Jia, X., Koenig, M. A., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Chen, T., & Chen, Z. (2007). J Hand Surg [Am], 32 (5), 657-666.

Concepts of motor learning applied to a rehabilitation protocol using biofeedback to improve gait in a chronic stroke patient: an A-B system study with multiple gait analyses. Jonsdottir, J., Cattaneo, D., Regola, A., Crippa, A., Recalcati, M., Rabuffetti, M., Ferrarin, M., & Casiraghi, A. (2007). Neural Repair, 21 (2):190-194.


Autogenic training for tension-type headaches: A systematic review of controlled trials. Kanji, N., White, A. R., & Ernst, E. (2006). Complement Ther Med, 14 (2), 144-150.

Preliminary results of an open-label study of heart rate variability biofeedback for the treatment of major depression. Hassett, A. (2007). Psychophysiol Biofeedback, 32 (1), 19-30.


Thermal biofeedback for primary Raynaud's phenomenon: A review of the literature. Karavidas, M. K., Tsai, P. S., Yucha, C., McGrady, A., & Lehrer, P. M. (2006). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31 (3), 203-216.


Neurofeedback in fibromyalgia syndrome. Kayiran, S., Dursun, E., Ermutlu, N., Dursun, N., & Karamursel, S. (2007). (3), 47-53.


A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. Koh, C. E., Young, C. J., Young. J. M., & Solomon, M. J. (2008). Br J Surg, 95 (9), 1079-1087.


Heart rate variability biofeedback: Effects of age on heart rate variability, baroreflex gain, and asthma. Lehrer, P., Vaschillo, E., Lu, S. E., Eckberg, D., Vaschillo, B., Scardella, A., & Habib, R. (2006). Chest, 129 (2), 278-284.


Neurofeedback for Children with ADHD: A Comparison of SCP and Theta/Beta Protocols. Leins, U., Goth, G., Hinterberger, T., Klinger, C., Rumpf, N., & Strehl, U. (2007). Psychophysiol Biofeedback, 32 (2), 73-88.


Effect of neurofeedback training on the neural substrates of selective attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Levesque, J., Beauregard, M., & Mensour, B. (2006). Neurosci Lett, 394 (3), 216-221.


Stroke recovery--Moving in an EXCITE-ing Direction. Luft, A. R., & Hanley, D. F. (2006). 296 (17), 2141-2143.

Biofeedback: An overview in the context of heart-brain medicine. McKee, M. G. (2008). Clin J Med, 75 Suppl 2, S31-4.


A systematic review of the effectiveness of exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, relaxation training, and biofeedback in the management of temporomandibular disorder. Medlicott, M. S., & Harris, S. R. (2006). Phys Ther, 86 (7), 955-973.


An open-label study of the use of EEG biofeedback using beta training to reduce anxiety for patients with cardiac events. Michael, A. J., Krishnaswamy, S., Mohamed, J. (2008). Dis Treat, 1 (4), 357-63.


Efficacy of biofeedback for migraine: A meta-analysis. Nestoriuc, Y., & Martin, A. (2006). Pain, [epub ahead of print].


A meta-analysis of biofeedback for tension-type headache: Efficacy, specificity, and treatment moderators. Nestoriuc, Y., Rief, W., & Martin, A. (2008). J Consult Clin Psychol, 76 (3), 379-396.


Effects of drug, biobehavioral, and exercise therapies on heart rate variability in coronary artery disease: A systematic review. Nolan, R. P., Jong, P., Barry-Bianchi, S. M., Tanaka, T. H., & Floras, J. S. (2008). Eur J Cardiovas Prev Rehabil,15 (4):386-96.


Biofeedback and/or sphincter exercises for the treatment of fecal incontinence in adults. Norton, C., Cody, J. D., & Hosker, G. (2006).  Database Syst Rev, (3), CD002111.


Change mechanisms in EMG biofeedback training: Cognitive changes underlying improvements in tension headache. Rains, J. C. (2008). Headache, 48 (5), 735-736, Discussion 736-737.


Psychological treatments for epilepsy. Ramaratnam, S., Baker, G. A., & Goldstein, L. H. (2008). Database Syst Rev, (3), CD002029.


A randomized controlled trial of biofeedback, sham feedback, and standard therapy for dyssynergic defecation. Rao, S. S., Seaton, K., Miller, M., Brown, K., Nygaard, I., Stumbo, P., Zimmerman, B., & Schultze, K. (2007).  Gastroenterol Hepatol, 5 (3), 331-338.


Defecation disorders: Neuromuscular aspects and treatment. Remes-Troche, J. M., & Rao, S. S. (2006).  Gastroenterol Rep, 8 (4), 291-299.


Clinical benefits of training patients to voluntarily increase peripheral blood flow: the WarmFeet intervention. Rice, B. L. (2007). Diabetes Educ, 33 (3):442, 444-445, 447-448, 454.


Self-regulation of regional cortical activity using real-time fMRI: The right inferior frontal gyrus and linguistic processing. Rota, G., Sitaram, R., Veit, R., Erb, M., Weiskopf, M., Dogil, G., & Birbaumer, N. (2008). Hum Brain Mapp [Epub ahead of print].


EEG finds brain differences in alcoholics. Smith, M. (2006). Today.


Self-regulation of slow cortical potentials: a new treatment for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strehl, U., Leins, U., Groth, G., Klinger, C., Hinterberger, T., & Birbaumer, N. (2006). Pediatrics, 118 (5): e1530-40. Epub 2006 Oct 23.


Foundation and practice of neurofeedback for the treatment of epilepsy. Sterman, M. B., & Egner, T. (2006). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31 (1), 21-35.


Psychological treatment of recurrent headaches in children and adolescents - A meta-analysis. Trautmann, E., Lackschewitz, H., & Kroner-Herwig, B. (2006).  26 (12), 1411-1426.


Blood pressure biofeedback exerts intermediate-term effects on blood pressure and pressure reactivity in individuals with mild hypertension: A randomized controlled study. Tsai, P. S., Chang, N. C., Chang, W. Y., Lee, P. H., & Wang, M. Y. (2007). J Altern Complement Med, 13 (5), 547-554.


Characteristics of resonance in heart rate variability stimulated by biofeedback. Vaschillo, E. G., Vaschillo, B., & Lehrer, P. M. (2006). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31 (2), 129-142.


Changes in pain, disability, and muscle activation patterns in chronic whiplash patients after ambulant myofeedback training. Voerman, G. E., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M., & Hermens, H. J. (2006). Clin J Pain, 22 (7), 656-663.


Electromyographic Biofeedback for the Recovery of Motor Function After Stroke. Woodford, H. J., & Price, C. (2007). Stroke, 19 [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Effect of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on Upper Extremity Function 3 to 9 months After Stroke. Wolf, S. L., et al. (2006).  296 (17), 2095-2104.


Biofeedback treatment of prehypertension: analyses of efficacy, heart rate variability, and EEG approximate entropy. Xu, X. Y., Gao, J., & Wang, T. H. (2007). J Hum Hypertens [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


The effects of balance training on gait late after stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Yavuzer, G., Eser, F., Karakus, D., Karaoglan, B., & Stam, H. J. (2006).  Rehabil, 20(11), 960-969.


Acute emotional stress and cardiac arrhythmias. Ziegelstein, R. C. (2007)., 298 (3), 324-329.

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