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Answers About Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine

Question: How is behavioral medicine used for physical symptoms?

Answer: Behavioral medicine is especially effective for physical symptoms that are related to stress. Someone with tension or migraine headaches, hypertension, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome or Raynaudís Syndrome can find relief by using techniques such as relaxation, meditation or biofeedback. Principles of behavior change are helpful in making changes in sleep and nutrition habits as well as exercise, and cognitive restructuring can be used to reduce the impact of health problems on your mood.

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