Updated: Sep 11
The Difference Between Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
It’s easy to get confused when talking about biofeedback and neurofeedback. Many people might not be aware that there’s even a difference at all, and that the terms actually can’t be used interchangeably. But there are differences. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a very specific subset of biofeedback.
How Biofeedback Works
Biofeedback utilizes medical instruments to provide feedback. This allows an individual to gain control over their physiological activity for the purpose of improved health and performance. Biofeedback can be used to treat a variety of conditions including chronic pain, hypertension, stress, anxiety, along with other physiological conditions. The goal of biofeedback programs is to achieve long-term results and control over the areas that are being treated.
How Neurofeedback Works
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is a very specific protocol that is used to improve brainwave activity. EEG biofeedback can be especially useful for managing concerns with stress, sleep, focus, mood, and more.
Neurofeedback is essentially a reward system that teaches the brain how to function in a more optimal range. Neurofeedback training is entirely subconscious – and that’s exactly why it works. A person who struggles to focus would gladly focus better if they could simply choose to do so. But as we all know, it doesn't work like that.
Through proper training and the implementation of neurofeedback, the person's brain that's struggling to focus learns the proper "activity" for sustained focus.
As with traditional biofeedback, the goal of neurofeedback training is to achieve long-term results and to improve those areas of concern.
How is Neurpeak Pro Different?
At Neuropeak Pro, we utilize both traditional biofeedback along with neurofeedback training methods. We’ve found that when biofeedback and neurofeedback are used independently of one another, many clients will see positive results. However, for optimal results, a combination of the methods is a necessity.
We also offer a wide array of lifestyle modifications to meet our clients where they are. We truly are on our clients' team and we do whatever we can to support them through their training.
To learn more about how Neuropeak Pro's unique training program could help you, give us a call at 800.600.4096.