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Biofeedback Treatment And Therapy

Defining 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.

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.

The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. 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.


In the course of biofeedback, special sensors are put on the person's skin. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.


Biofeedback Therapy And Addiction Treatment

This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.

It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. 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
  • Pulse rate
  • Temperature of the skin
  • Blood pressure
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Contraction of muscles

Most of these body responses occur when a person is trying to stop the use of the 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 read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. If the wave is moving fast, then the patient understands they have to control their agitation using the techniques they learned to slow the heartbeat. The pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
  • This involves the patient letting go of depressing thoughts and feelings and allowing themselves to think pleasant and good thoughts that produce a nice feeling.
  • Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
  • A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
  • Creating Images In The Mind
  • A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.

Neurofeedback Therapy Treatment

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. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Neurofeedback Therapy which is an arm of Biofeedback can be applied to the treatment of such a brain and restore it to normal functions.


Neurofeedback therapy can help recovering users to develop techniques that they can use to stay clean when coupled with other treatment methods.

Call us now to locate a treatment centre which can offer biofeedback therapy.


Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy

A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.

It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.

One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. This method is usually a good substitute for recovering users who are not reacting well to the use of certain medicines during their treatment. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.

When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an addiction.

Patient have better control over their healing process when they understand how addiction affects their physique and spirit, and what can be done to change the consequences.

When the alcohol or drug use goes hand in hand with other mental health problems, biofeedback therapy can be useful in treating both problems. 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

If you are a recovering user, you can understand better what you need in terms of treatment when you're in a treatment program that provides biofeedback therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. 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. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 246 1509.