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Biofeedback As Therapy

What Does Biofeedback Mean


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.

The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. They can then adjust their bodies to respond to these impulses in help themselves overcome the desires for using the drugs.


The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. These sensors are connected to the special medical device which furnishes the medical professionals providing the treatment "feedback" on the patient's "bio" signs.


Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy

This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. This information can also tell physicians the needs of the patient and they can use this information when coming up with a treatment plan.

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 of the body functions that can be monitored are:

  • Breathing pace
  • Heartbeat pace
  • Skin coldness level
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle activity

Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.

The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. 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. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.


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Biofeedback Therapy Practices

  • Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
  • An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
  • Creating Images In The Mind
  • Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.

Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy

EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Neurofeedback Therapy which is an arm of Biofeedback can be applied to the treatment of such a brain and restore it to normal functions.


When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.

We can help you locate a Biofeedback treatment facility.


Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy

There are special machines used in this technique and they must be handled by a professional medic. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.

It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. An increase in the therapy sessions will definitely increase when you have used the drugs for long.

The therapy is not invasive. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. Moreover, biofeedback can help expectant ladies who recover from addiction because it does not use any medications.

One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.

A recovering user will be able to feel like they are more in control of their body when they understand how the use of drugs affects their minds and bodies and what they can do to counter these effects.

Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively treated using biofeedback.


Locating Help To Get Past Addiction

There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.

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.