Introduction to Biofeedback

People can learn almost anything. However, a prerequisite for learning is that there is feedback between what is intended and what is achieved. For example, we cannot learn to ride a bike if we cannot feel the tilt. Bodily functions such as blood pressure, heartbeat, etc., are not consciously perceivable to us. Thanks to biofeedback, we can learn to influence such functions and successfully treat both symptoms and diseases.

Modern computer technology enables the measurement and recording of various parameters of our bodily functions such as muscle tension, heartbeat, blood pressure, etc., as well as signals produced by the brain in different situations such as anxiety, pain, depression, etc. Examples of what can be measured include:

  • Muscle activities (for tension headaches, back pain, etc.)
  • Skin conductivity (chronic stress, fatigue, depression, etc.)
  • Condition of the temporal arteries (migraines)
  • Heart rate and blood pressure (e.g., in anxiety and panic disorders)
  • Function of the pelvic floor muscles (incontinence, constipation)
  • Respiratory rate and depth (hypertension, relaxation)

Highly sensitive sensors placed at specific points on the body receive these signals. The information is electronically translated into audible and graphical animations on the computer (feedback of biosignals). This provides the user with an easily understandable, visual representation of their condition and allows them to learn to influence it in a playful manner.


  • Incontinence
  • Sleep and anxiety disorders
  • Pain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression, Burnout


  • Learning difficulties, test anxiety
  • Autism and Asperger's syndrome
  • Incontinence
  • Sleep and anxiety disorders
  • Pain

The costs for biofeedback are covered by most supplementary insurances. Please contact me so we can discuss your case individually.