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.
This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. 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.
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.
Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.
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 therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.
Biofeedback therapy can track involuntary functions such as:
These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Biofeedback is helpful in treating common symptoms of drug withdrawal, which can include anxiety, depression, chronic muscle pain and restlessness.
The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. For example, a person may see his heartbeat rate in the form of flashing light or picture on a display of the computer. If the wave is moving fast, then the patient understands they have to control their agitation using the techniques they learned to slow the heartbeat. The rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
When the muscles are tightened, they need to be relaxed so that the patient can recover quickly.
One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.
Neurofeedback Therapy Overview
EEQ Therapy which is also known as Neurofeedback is a subset of biofeedback therapy. This attempts to calm down over excited brain activity. When drugs or alcohol beverages are taken during a long period, the natural brain activity can be negatively affected. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
Neurofeedback therapy can help recovering users to develop techniques that they can use to stay clean when coupled with other treatment methods.
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Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
There are special machines used in this technique and they must be handled by a professional medic. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.
On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. An increase in the therapy sessions will definitely increase when you have used the drugs for long.
Biofeedback medicine does not feature techniques involving puncturing the skin. 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.
Understanding how the mind and body in an individual are affected by their addiction is extremely important. This information gives medical professionals the knowledge about how to modify these effects to help recovering addicts feel a sense of control over themselves during their recovery.
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].
Get Treatment For Your Addiction Today
There are different ways of getting over an addiction and one can choose to be admitted in a rehab or be treated from home. Biofeedback approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.
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 772 3971.