Thermal Biofeedback for Primary Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Review of the Literature

@article{Karavidas2006ThermalBF,
  title={Thermal Biofeedback for Primary Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Maria Katsamanis Karavidas and Pei-Shan Tsai and Carolyn B Yucha and Angele V. Mcgrady and Paul M Lehrer},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={203-216}
}
The clinical presentation of primary Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP) derives from various pathogenic triggers. The use of thermal biofeedback (TBF) may be of benefit in reducing the severity and frequency of attacks. This article summarizes the relevant research regarding the pathophysiology of primary RP and mechanism of TBF for RP. Systematic reviews of the efficacy of TBF for RP and treatment guidelines for clinicians are provided. The panel concludes that the level of evidence for TBF efficacy is… Expand
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