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Three Decades of Biofeedback

© Dr. Larry Dossey MD
 (Excerpted from Mind-Body Connection, The Center for Mind/Body Medicine, 1996)

Clearly, the entire field of biofeedback is as ripe for new discovery as it was 30 years ago. According to Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons, biofeedback deserves more broad clinical trials on large patient populations to determine its effectiveness. "A major reason why many patients like biofeedback training is that...it puts them in charge, giving them a sense of mastery and self-reliance over their illness and health," states the report to the National Institutes of Health. "Such an attitude may play a crucial role in the lower health care costs seen in patients after learning biofeedback skills."


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Dienstfrey, Harris (1991). Where the Mind Meets the Body. San Francisco: HarperCollins.

Fahrion, S.L., Walters, E.D., Coyne, L., and Allen, T. (1992). "Alterations in EEG amplitude, personality factors, and brain electrical mapping after alpha-theta brainwave training: A controlled case study of an alcoholic in recovery." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimential Research Vol 16, No. 3, pp. 547-552.

Peniston, E. & Kulkosky, P. J. (1989). "Alpha-Theta brainwave training and beta-endorphin levels in alcoholics." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 13:271-279.

Peniston, E. & Kulkosky, P. J. (1990). "Alcoholic personality and alpha-theta brainwave training." Medical Psychotherapy Vol. 3, pp. 37-55.

Boeving, H. (1993). "Watching addictions disappear." Menninger Perspective, Number 1, 1993.

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This distinguished Texas physician, deeply rooted in the scientific world, has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of......more
 
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