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.
Biofeedback Therapy works on helping the substance abuser consciously take charge of their mind and body functions.
The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. 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.
In the course of biofeedback, special sensors are put on the person's skin. 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
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. This information can also tell physicians the needs of the patient and they can use this information when coming up with a treatment plan.
There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. If a person is tense, nervous or in a stressful situation, these automatic reactions may worsen his state. Biofeedback medicine allows observing the body's involuntary reactions to emotional and physical stress.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:
Temperature of the skin
Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. 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. 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.
This involves the patient letting go of depressing thoughts and feelings and allowing themselves to think pleasant and good thoughts that produce a nice feeling.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
When the muscles are tightened, they need to be relaxed so that the patient can recover quickly.
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 And Eeq Therapy
The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. 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.
When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.
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Biofeedback And Other Treatments For Addiction
A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.
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. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.
One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. 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.
Patient have better control over their healing process when they understand how addiction affects their physique and spirit, and what can be done to change the consequences.
The drug effects on the brain can be cured using these techniques. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.
Locating Help To Get Past Addiction
Off-site and on-site recovery schemes containing biofeedback medicine may be helpful for the addicts in determining their treatment requirements. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.
Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 772 3971.