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Biofeedback Therapy And Treatment

What Does Biofeedback Mean


Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.

Biofeedback Therapy works on helping the substance abuser consciously take charge of their mind and body functions.

Sounds, flashes of light and images can all be used to show the patient their bio-signs. 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.


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.


Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy

This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized 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. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.


Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:

  • Breathing rhythm
  • Pulse rate
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle activity

These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.

The machines of biofeedback can record functions within the body to display them back to the recovering addict. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a computer screen. 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 light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.


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The Practices Involved In Biofeedback

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • When the muscles are tightened, they need to be relaxed so that the patient can recover quickly.
  • Creating Images In The Mind
  • This is an exercise which directs the thoughts of the recovering soothing, positive images and various scenarios to relax the mind and body.

Neurofeedback Therapy Treatment

EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. The working pattern of a normal brain may be interfered with by heavy use of drugs or alcohol. The improper brain work can be connected with low spirits, nervousness and other negative emotions that could provoke back-set. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.


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 And Other Dependency Treatment Methods

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.

Therapy sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.

Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure. 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.

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.

The drug effects on the brain can be cured using these techniques. Some of these mental disorders include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] and post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].


Locating Help To Get Past Addiction

There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.

Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. Have a discussion with an addiction specialist to begin overcoming your addiction today, call 0800 246 1509.