What Is Biofeedback
Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.
The purpose of biofeedback is to show recovering users that they can take back control of their bodies and minds.
Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. This data allows them to apply proper loosened exercise to see how physical body reacts to difficult conditions, for example, quitting and strong desire for drugs.
During sessions, electronic sensors are fixed on the user's body. 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.
Biofeedback Therapy And Addiction Treatment
This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.
Many body functions carry on without us being conscious of them. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.
Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are
- Heart pumping rate
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Profuse perspiration
- Muscle contractions
Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
Biofeedback machine registers physiological functions and then exhibits them to the addict. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. The patient needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. The light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.
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Biofeedback Therapy Exercises And Methods
- An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
- Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
- 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.
- Guided Imagery
- This is an exercise that is designed to help the mind and body to relax by focusing on images and situations that are positive and relaxing.
Neurofeedback Therapy Treatment
EEQ or neurofeedback works like biofeedback but concentrates on calming and treating the overactive brain. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. There are some bodily responses that cause the brain's activity to be interfered with. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
Combined with other addiction therapies, neurofeedback teaches recovering patients techniques, which help resist cravings.
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Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.
The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.
The therapy is not invasive. Biofeedback therapy might work for those with severe withdrawal symptoms. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.
One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.
Getting a picture of how different body parts and functions are related and how they respond to addiction, knowing how to control those responses gives the addict the weapon needed to take control of their healing.
Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. Some of these mental disorders include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] and post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].
Locating Help To Get Past Addiction
If you are a recovering user, you can understand better what you need in terms of treatment when you're in a treatment program that provides biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.
Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. Call 0800 246 1509 to gain freedom from your addiction by talking to a therapist today.