Biofeedback is a technique that can help you learn to control some normally involuntary processes by raising your awareness of signals from your body. This is accomplished using specialized equipment that allows you to monitor bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, sweat gland activity, and skin temperature. Biofeedback may be beneficial in treating your chronic pain because it harnesses the power of the mind to improve your condition and puts you in control of your own pain perception and healing. In general, those who benefit most from biofeedback have conditions that are brought on or made worse by stress. This blog post is an excerpt from Pain Recovery – How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM, Frank Szabo, LADC, Daniel Shiode, PhD, Robert Hunter, PhD; Published by Central Recovery Press (CRP).