When trying to stay clean, it can help to be able to control body functions that we consider involuntary such as how fast we breathe or our pulse rate.
The purpose of biofeedback is to show recovering users that they can take back control of their bodies and minds.
Sounds, flashes of light and images can all be used to show the patient their bio-signs. The information relayed can help the patient to use relaxation exercises in order to gain control over how their body responds during stressful situations, which can cause withdrawals and cravings.
The sensitivity nerves on the skin of a patient are studied during biofeedback. The biological responses in the body of a person are then transmitted through the electronic sensors that are attached to the skin which give results in a medical device.
How Biofeedback Therapy Helps Treat Addiction Treatment
This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. Biofeedback medicine allows observing the body's involuntary reactions to emotional and physical stress.
Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are:
- Breathing rhythm
- Heart rate
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Contraction of muscles
Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a computer screen. If the pulsating light is fast the recovering addict is given the information that they need to use stress relieving techniques in order to lower their heart rate. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.
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Exercises Used In Biofeedback Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
- A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- This is an exercise in which recovering addicts focus on the release of tension in over tight muscles within the body concentrating on one muscle group at a time.
- Creating Images In The Mind
- A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.
Neurofeedback Therapy Overview
EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. Normal brainwave patterns can become disrupted with the continued use of alcohol and drugs over a period of time. Relapses can easily be triggered by emotional problems such as anxiousness and depression and these can all be caused by irregular brain patterns. The brain patterns can be returned back to the way they were before the addiction with the help of Neurofeedback.
When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.
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Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy
Doctors who choose biofeedback approach normally use special appliances. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.
On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. An increase in the therapy sessions will definitely increase when you have used the drugs for long.
The therapy is not invasive. Biofeedback therapy might work for those with severe withdrawal symptoms. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.
Both Bio and Neurofeedback therapies empower addicts to overcome the addiction.
You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.
The drug effects on the brain can be cured using these techniques. Some of these mental disorders include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] and post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].
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There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. This approach as well integrates well with other non-conventional healing methods, such as music and art psychotherapy.
Biofeedback therapy is part of the treatment program in many rehabilitation facilities. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 246 1509.