Knowledge 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.
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 information can also be transmitted back to the body of the patient. 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. Those sensors are connected with medical appliance, which provides medical staff with "feedback" info in response to the "bio" signals of the patient.
Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
Many of our body responses are involuntary. If a person is tense, nervous or in a stressful situation, these automatic reactions may worsen his state. Biofeedback therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as
- Heart rate
- Temperature of the skin
- Blood pressure
- Muscle movements
Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.
Biofeedback machine registers physiological functions and then exhibits them to the addict. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. The patient needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. As soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
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Biofeedback Treatment Practices
- Mindfulness Meditation
- This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
- Muscle Relaxation
- The patient learns how to release tension and relax tight muscles concentrating on a particular type of muscle at a time.
- Guided Affective Imagery
- Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
Neurofeedback Therapy Overview
EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. The working pattern of a normal brain may be interfered with by heavy use of drugs or alcohol. The improper brain work can be connected with low spirits, nervousness and other negative emotions that could provoke back-set. 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.
The biofeedback technique of recovery are in a number of rehabs and we can link you with one.
Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas
A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback smartphone apps which are specialised can be used within the home in order to supplement supervised therapy sessions.
On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.
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.
Biofeedback as well as neurofeedback treatment provide patients with psychological benefit for their struggle against addiction.
You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.
When the alcohol or drug use goes hand in hand with other mental health problems, biofeedback therapy can be useful in treating both problems. The following three are just a few of mental problems obsessive compulsive disorder (known as OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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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. Great results are realized when Biofeedback therapy is used together with other therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.
A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. Have a discussion with an addiction specialist to begin overcoming your addiction today, call 0800 246 1509.