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 is some form of treatment offering those who recover from addiction a method to control their physiology and mind.
Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. 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. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.
Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation
This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. After receiving the information medical professionals utilise the same to create a treatment plan which is tailored to the specific needs of the recovering addict.
There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.
Some of the body functions that can be monitored are:
Skin coldness level
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. As soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
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 Relaxation Of Muscles
When a person is tense, their muscles may also tense up and this exercise teaches them how to relax the muscles from one part of the body to the next.
Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
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. There are some bodily responses that cause the brain's activity to be interfered with. 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.
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Overcoming Drug Use And Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. 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. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.
Biofeedback medicine does not feature techniques involving puncturing the skin. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. Since there is no medication involved during Biofeedback therapy, it is a safe method to use with pregnant women.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an 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.
Biofeedback treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. Among those mental illnesses are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Get Treatment For Your Addiction Today
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. 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.
You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 772 3971.