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. 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.
In the course of biofeedback, special sensors are put on the person's skin. Those sensors are connected with medical appliance, which provides medical staff with "feedback" info in response to the "bio" signals of the patient.
Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation
Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.
Various functions proceed in our body without our thinking of them. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.
Some of these body responses are:
Heart pumping rate
When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Biofeedback is helpful in treating common symptoms of drug withdrawal, which can include anxiety, depression, chronic muscle pain and restlessness.
The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. 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 pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.
Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
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 which directs the thoughts of the recovering soothing, positive images and various scenarios to relax the mind and body.
Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy
EEQ or neurofeedback works like biofeedback but concentrates on calming and treating the overactive brain. When drugs or alcohol beverages are taken during a long period, the natural brain activity can be negatively affected. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.
When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.
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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.
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. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.
The therapy is not invasive. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. 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.
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.
Biofeedback treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. Some of these mental disorders include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] and post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].
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Off-site and on-site recovery schemes containing biofeedback medicine may be helpful for the addicts in determining their treatment requirements. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.
Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 772 3971 and begin your recovery from now.