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Heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work?
In recent years there has been substantial support for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) as a treatment for a variety of disorders and for performance enhancement (Gevirtz, 2013). SinceExpand
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Interrater reliability in myofascial trigger point examination
Abstract The myofascial trigger point (MTrP) is the hallmark physical finding of the myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). The MTrP itself is characterized by distinctive physical features that include aExpand
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The Effects of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Biofeedback on Heart Rate Variability and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Pilot Study
Recent studies have found a significant association between PTSD and low heart rate variability (HRV), a biomarker of autonomic dysregulation. Research indicates that respiratory sinus arrhythmiaExpand
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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Pilot Study
Exposure to combat experiences is associated with increased risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy have garnered a significantExpand
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The Promise of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: Evidence-Based Applications
Heart rate variability biofeedback has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years. In this review, empirical evidence from multiple sources is presented from the point of view of possibleExpand
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Biofeedback treatment increases heart rate variability in patients with known coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES To determine if cardiorespiratory biofeedback increases heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with documented coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Diminished HRV has beenExpand
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The treatment of fear of flying: a controlled study of imaginal and virtual reality graded exposure therapy
TLDR
The goal of this study was to determine if virtual reality graded exposure therapy (VRGET) was equally efficacious, more efficacious or less efficacious than imaginal exposure therapy in the treatment of fear of flying. Expand
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Associations among pain, PTSD, mTBI, and heart rate variability in veterans of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom: a pilot study.
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine if there is dysregulated autonomic nervous system activity as manifested by depressed heart rate variability (HRV) among veterans of OperationsExpand
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Needle electromyographic evaluation of trigger point response to a psychological stressor.
Fourteen subjects were evaluated by needle electromyography in a trapezius myofascial trigger point and simultaneously in adjacent nontender trapezius muscle fibers during a control conditionExpand
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Effects of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Biofeedback Versus Passive Biofeedback Control
The objective of this study was to examine the acute effects of a portable respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) biofeedback device as compared to passive biofeedback control on state anxiety, heartExpand
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