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Biofeedback Therapy And Treatment

Understanding Of Biofeedback


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.

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.


The sensitivity nerves on the skin of a patient are studied during biofeedback. 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.


Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation

This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.

Many of our body responses are involuntary. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.


Some of these body responses are:

  • Breathing levels
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Bodily temperature
  • Blood pressure level
  • Sweating
  • Muscle contractions

When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.

The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. The patient needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. The light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
  • Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
  • When a person is tense, their muscles may also tense up and this exercise teaches them how to relax the muscles from one part of the body to the next.
  • Guided Imagery
  • One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.

Neurofeedback Therapy Overview

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. Normal brainwave patterns can become disrupted with the continued use of alcohol and drugs over a period of time. The improper brain work can be connected with low spirits, nervousness and other negative emotions that could provoke back-set. Neurofeedback is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.


When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.

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. 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 last between 30 minutes to an hour. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.

The therapy is not invasive. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. Moreover, biofeedback can help expectant ladies who recover from addiction because it does not use any medications.

One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.

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. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.


Get Professional Assistance To Beat Addiction

There are different ways of getting over an addiction and one can choose to be admitted in a rehab or be treated from home. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. This approach as well integrates well with other non-conventional healing methods, such as music and art psychotherapy.

You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 246 1509.