Biofeedback As Eating Disorder Treatment
Biofeedback for Eating Disorders
Research indicates that many types of eating disorders are associated with stress and a range of mental disorders (including depression and anxiety disorders). Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, successfully used IOM biofeedback equipment with software Healing Rhythms by Wild Divine for the treatment and recovery of patients with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia or compulsive overeating.
Eating Disorder Biofeedback Treatment
As scientifically proven method, Biofeedback therapy can be an effective tehnique that treats severe eating disorders by re-training the mind, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Studies have shown that biofeedback can effectively treat a number of other conditions as well. Although it used in clinics, IOM biofeedback unit by Wild Divine is specifically designed for personal use at home. There are also some fantastic biofeedback systems by other manufacturers, such as Muse and MindPlace
The IOM is the first and only feedback system for home use designed in cutting edge technology. It is a second generation of such hardware that comes from Wild Divine, after a huge success of their first model Lightstone. It has three comfortable fingertip sensors to transmit your levels of stress, tension, excitement or calmness to the computer via a USB port. It is compatible with both PC or Mac operating systems. Click here for more details.
With a price below $100, the ThoughtStream is one of the most affordable and best buy biofeedback machines on the market, today. There are some cheaper devices around, but they are uncomparable with the ThoughtStream by quality and abilities. Like the Wild Divine, the ThoughtStream also consists of hardware parts and software. But, unlike the Wild Divine, it can be used with a free software, which is a big advantage (optionaly you can buy the "Mental Games" computer software - interactive biofeedback games). You can simply connect the ThoughtStream USB to your Windows PC, while the hand sensor measures the rapid, tiny fluctuations in your GSR (skin's electrical resistance). Learn More.
Another great biofeedback device is the Muse system. It is designed to guide you to a calm mind. It consists of the headband and headphones. Tthe headband uses brain-sensing technology to measure whether your mind is calm or active, and translates those signals into guiding sounds. Learn more about Muse.