Certain functions throughout the body like breathing and heart beat are involuntary. Learning methods to control these mechanical functions can help people who are struggling with addictions to feel empowered on their path to recovery.
The purpose of biofeedback is to show recovering users that they can take back control of their bodies and minds.
Sounds, flashes of light and images can all be used to show the patient their bio-signs. 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.
During sessions, electronic sensors are fixed on the user's body. Those sensors are connected with medical appliance, which provides medical staff with "feedback" info in response to the "bio" signals of the patient.
How Biofeedback Therapy Helps Treat Addiction Treatment
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. 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.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:
Blood pressure level
Contraction of muscles
Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. They can be effectively reduced using the biofeedback technique.
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 needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. The rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
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.
A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
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 Overview
EEQ or neurofeedback works like biofeedback but concentrates on calming and treating the overactive brain. 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.
Neurofeedback therapy can help recovering users to develop techniques that they can use to stay clean when coupled with other treatment methods.
The biofeedback technique of recovery are in a number of rehabs and we can link you with one.
Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas
Doctors who choose biofeedback approach normally use special appliances. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.
The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.
This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. 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.
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 therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Some of these mental disorders include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] and post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].
Get The Help Required To Get Over Drug Dependency
There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. 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.
A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 772 3971 and begin your recovery from now.