If a person suffering addiction learns to manage his reflective functions, for example, cardiac rate or breathing, he will feel stronger in his struggle.
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 patient then can take action on the related faculty to obtain a positive feedback which helps in controlling their reactions in times of stress or during an urge for drug or alcohol.
In the course of biofeedback, special sensors are put on the person's skin. The sensors are connected to special medical machines that produce information to the medical staff on the patient's body reactions.
Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy
This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.
It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. These unconscious body functions can add to the agony we are going through when we are experiencing intense pressure. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.
Biofeedback therapy can track involuntary functions such as:
Skin coldness level
These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a 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 soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
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.
Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
Neurofeedback Therapy Treatment
A person's brain can sometimes get over excited and this therapy with is also known as EEQ is supposed to help calm down this activity. The working pattern of a normal brain may be interfered with by heavy use of drugs or alcohol. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Neurofeedback is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.
When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.
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Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
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. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.
One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. This method is usually a good substitute for recovering users who are not reacting well to the use of certain medicines during their treatment. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.
Both Bio and Neurofeedback therapies empower addicts to overcome the addiction.
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.
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 are different ways of getting over an addiction and one can choose to be admitted in a rehab or be treated from home. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural 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. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 772 3971 and begin your recovery from now.