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Biofeedback Treatment And Therapy

Knowledge Of Biofeedback


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.

This information can also be transmitted back to the body of the patient. 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.


Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. Those sensors are connected with medical appliance, which provides medical staff with "feedback" info in response to the "bio" signals of the patient.


Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation

Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.

Various functions proceed in our body without our thinking of them. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.


Some of the body functions that can be monitored are:

  • Breathing pace
  • Heartbeat pace
  • Skin temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle contractions

When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Biofeedback may help cope with such frequent sufferings from drug quitting as depression, restlessness, anxiety and incessant pain in muscles.

The machines of biofeedback can record functions within the body to display them back to the recovering addict. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. The light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.


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The Practices Involved In Biofeedback

  • 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.
  • Guided Imagery
  • Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.

Neurofeedback Therapy And Eeq Therapy

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.


This techniques helps people not to go back to the use of the drugs when they start the recovery process.

We can help you locate a Biofeedback treatment facility.


Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods

A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback smartphone apps which are specialised can be used within the home in order to supplement supervised therapy sessions.

On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.

One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. Some people suffer from addiction pharmaceuticals, so biofeedback treatment is preferable for them. Since no medicines are used, women that are addicted and expectant can use it in their recovery process.

Biofeedback as well as neurofeedback treatment provide patients with psychological benefit for their struggle against 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.

Biofeedback treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. 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. Great results are realized when Biofeedback therapy is used together with other therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.

A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509.