Understanding 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.
Biofeedback is some form of treatment offering those who recover from addiction a method to control their physiology and mind.
This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. Because the body behaves in certain ways when under stress such as during withdrawal or when experiencing cravings, this information can help the patient to effectively use various methods to relax.
The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. 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.
Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. 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 involuntary functions can leave us with more distress, especially when we are nervous, tense or under severe emotional stress. The body's reaction to stressful physical and emotional situations can be monitored using biofeedback therapy.
Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are
- Breathing rate
- Pulse rate
- Skin coldness level
- Blood pressure
- Muscle contractions
When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. 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, a person may see his heartbeat rate in the form of flashing light or picture on a display of the computer. The patient will know that they need to find a way of relaxing in case they notice that the light is pulsing too rapidly. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.
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Biofeedback Therapy Practices
- Mindfulness Meditation
- A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
- 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.
- Creating Images In The Mind
- A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.
Neurofeedback Therapy And Eeq Therapy
EEQ Therapy which is also known as Neurofeedback is a subset of biofeedback therapy. This attempts to calm down over excited brain activity. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
Combined with other addiction therapies, neurofeedback teaches recovering patients techniques, which help resist cravings.
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Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas
A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.
It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.
One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. Biofeedback therapy might work for those with severe withdrawal symptoms. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.
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.
Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. The following three are just a few of mental problems obsessive compulsive disorder (known as OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Biofeedback therapy is offered by inpatient and outpatient drug rehab programs and can assist in recovering addicts to get a better understanding of their treatment needs. Biofeedback approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This approach as well integrates well with other non-conventional healing methods, such as music and art psychotherapy.
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 772 3971.