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.
Taking charge of your body and its operation is one way through which a person can get over the use of drugs and this is the whole concept of Biofeedback.
Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. 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.
The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.
Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction
Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
Many of our body responses are involuntary. 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.
Some of the body functions that can be monitored are:
Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.
The body functions are monitored using machines and this information is fed back to the patient. The displays of these machines record all the responses such as heart rate and blood pressure in charts and pulses. If the pulsating light is fast the recovering addict is given the information that they need to use stress relieving techniques in order to lower their heart rate. The rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
The patient learns how to release tension and relax tight muscles concentrating on a particular type of muscle at a time.
Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
Neurofeedback Therapy Overview
EEQ or neurofeedback works like biofeedback but concentrates on calming and treating the overactive brain. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. The brain patterns can be returned back to the way they were before the addiction with the help of Neurofeedback.
Combined with other addiction therapies, neurofeedback teaches recovering patients techniques, which help resist cravings.
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Biofeedback And Other Treatments For Addiction
Doctors who choose biofeedback approach normally use special appliances. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.
Therapy sessions which are on-site generally require about 30 minutes to one hour. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.
This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. Some people suffer from addiction pharmaceuticals, so biofeedback treatment is preferable for them. 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.
Understanding how the mind and body in an individual are affected by their addiction is extremely important. This information gives medical professionals the knowledge about how to modify these effects to help recovering addicts feel a sense of control over themselves during their recovery.
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 Professional Assistance To Beat 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. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.
Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 772 3971.