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.
This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. 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.
During sessions, electronic sensors are fixed on the user's body. 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.
Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction
Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
Various functions proceed in our body without our thinking of them. These involuntary functions can leave us with more distress, especially when we are nervous, tense or under severe emotional stress. The body's reaction to stressful physical and emotional situations can be monitored using biofeedback therapy.
Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are:
Skin coldness level
Blood pressure level
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 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. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. As soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
This is an exercise in which recovering addicts focus on the release of tension in over tight muscles within the body concentrating on one muscle group at a time.
Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
Neurofeedback As A Therapy
A person's brain can sometimes get over excited and this therapy with is also known as EEQ is supposed to help calm down this activity. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. The brain patterns can be returned back to the way they were before the addiction with the help of Neurofeedback.
This techniques helps people not to go back to the use of the drugs when they start the recovery process.
The biofeedback technique of recovery are in a number of rehabs and we can link you with one.
Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. Biofeedback smartphone apps which are specialised can be used within the home in order to supplement supervised therapy sessions.
The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.
One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.
One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.
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. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively treated using biofeedback.
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. Biofeedback approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This approach as well integrates well with other non-conventional healing methods, such as music and art psychotherapy.
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.