Most people refer to peripheral biofeedback or EMG biofeedback as http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/?action=click&contentCollection®ion=TopBar&WT.nav=searchWidget&module=SearchSubmit&pgtype=Homepage#/Biofeedback simply biofeedback. During a biofeedback session, a sensing unit is connected to a tense muscle. The biofeedback devices offers the client positive feedback as they consciously relax their muscle.
The objective of EEG biofeedback, likewise understood as neurofeedback, is to enhance the self-regulation of the brain, an involuntary process. Many people do not make a difference in between the mind and the brain, however neurofeedback does. In the case of stress headaches, Brain injuries, both types of biofeedback can be valuable.
With brain issues, we cannot sense our brain moving more into or away from the bothersome states in real-time. During a neurofeedback session sensors are pasted on the scalp and software transforms these brain states into visual and audio signals so that the brain can see itself in action. When the brain sees itself in action, it learns how to better balance its ideas, feelings and focus.
To give a practical example Anxiety href="http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/forum/profile/70399">PTSD of the difference between biofeedback and neurofeedback we can use the following 2 problems: incontinence and bedwetting. A very reliable application for biofeedback is to train pelvic muscles to overcome incontinence. Bedwetting is easily and quickly overcome with EEG biofeedback considering that it is more of a brain concern, in this case, sleeping too deeply.