Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback?
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback is a relatively new technique for training people to change the variability and dominant rhythms of their heart activity. The use of HRV biofeedback began in Russia in the early 1980s where it was applied to the treatment of asthma and numerous other conditions. Research is now going on in many sites in the United States and Canada and other countries, applying HRV biofeedback techniques to a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions, including: anger, anxiety disorders, asthma, cardiovascular conditions including heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue, and chronic pain.