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Biofeedback Therapy Overview

Understanding Of Biofeedback


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.

Biofeedback is some form of treatment offering those who recover from addiction a method to control their physiology and mind.

Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. 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.


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.


Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation

Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. This information can also tell physicians the needs of the patient and they can use this information when coming up with a treatment plan.

Many of our body responses are involuntary. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. The body's reaction to stressful physical and emotional situations can be monitored using biofeedback therapy.


Some of these body responses are:

  • Breathing levels
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Bodily temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Contraction of muscles

These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.

The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a computer screen. The patient will know that they need to find a way of relaxing in case they notice that the light is pulsing too rapidly. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Meditation
  • Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • 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
  • 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 And Eeq Therapy

EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. 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. 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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Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas

Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. 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. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.

One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.

A psychological edge over the addiction is provided by biofeedback and Neurofeedback therapy to recovering addicts, which can prove immensely helpful.

A recovering user will be able to feel like they are more in control of their body when they understand how the use of drugs affects their minds and bodies and what they can do to counter these effects.

Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.


Locating Help To Get Past 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. Great results are realized when Biofeedback therapy is used together with other therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach as well integrates well with other non-conventional healing methods, such as music and art psychotherapy.

A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. Call 0800 246 1509 to gain freedom from your addiction by talking to a therapist today.