Written by Helen Cooke and the CAM-Cancer Consortium.
Updated April 29, 2016


Is it safe ?

Biofeedback appears to have a good safety record8.

Adverse events

No adverse events were reported in the studies analysed for this summary.


Some concern has been raised on the use of this intervention in individuals who have a history of psychiatric illness8.


None known.


None known. Some participants found the technique a little cumbersome and inconvenient when they were attempting to use biofeedback equipment at the same time as undergoing chemotherapy3.


Helen Cooke, CAM-Cancer Consortium. Biofeedback [online document]. http://cam-cancer.org/The-Summaries/Mind-body-interventions/Biofeedback. April 29, 2016.

Document history

Most recent update and revision in November 2015 by Helen Cooke.
Summary fully updated and revised in November 2013 by Helen Cooke.
Summary fully updated and revised in September 2012 by Helen Cooke.
Summary first published in August 2011, authored by Helen Cooke.


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