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.
During the treatment, recovering addicts need to gain control over their mind and body. Biofeedback is a form of therapy, which can help addicts achieve this objective.
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.
The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. The sensors are connected to special medical machines that produce information to the medical staff on the patient's body reactions.
Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. This information can also tell physicians the needs of the patient and they can use this information when coming up with a 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. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:
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. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the 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. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.
This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
When the muscles are tightened, they need to be relaxed so that the patient can recover quickly.
Guided Affective Imagery
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 As A 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. Relapses can easily be triggered by emotional problems such as anxiousness and depression and these can all be caused by irregular brain patterns. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
This techniques helps people not to go back to the use of the drugs when they start the recovery process.
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Biofeedback And Other Treatments For Addiction
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. At home, there are special applications for smartphones that can also be used to provide some biofeedback.
It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.
One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. Some people suffer from addiction pharmaceuticals, so biofeedback treatment is preferable for them. Since there is no medication involved during Biofeedback therapy, it is a safe method to use with pregnant women.
One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.
You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.
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
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. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. 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. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 772 3971.