If a person suffering addiction learns to manage his reflective functions, for example, cardiac rate or breathing, he will feel stronger in his struggle.
Taking charge of your body and its operation is one way through which a person can get over the use of drugs and this is the whole concept of Biofeedback.
The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. They can then adjust their bodies to respond to these impulses in help themselves overcome the desires for using the drugs.
Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. These sensors are connected to the special medical device which furnishes the medical professionals providing the treatment "feedback" on the patient's "bio" signs.
Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized 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. Biofeedback therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.
Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are
- Breathing rhythm
- Heartbeat pace
- Temperature of the skin
- Blood pressure
- Profuse perspiration
- Muscle activity
Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. The patient will know that they need to find a way of relaxing in case they notice that the light is pulsing too rapidly. The rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
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Biofeedback Therapy Exercises And Methods
- Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
- An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
- 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.
- 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 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. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
Neurofeedback therapy can help recovering users to develop techniques that they can use to stay clean when coupled with other treatment methods.
We can help you locate a Biofeedback treatment facility.
Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas
Medical professionals who use specialised equipment are the people who generally administer biofeedback therapy. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.
The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.
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.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an addiction.
Getting a picture of how different body parts and functions are related and how they respond to addiction, knowing how to control those responses gives the addict the weapon needed to take control of their healing.
The drug effects on the brain can be cured using these techniques. 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
There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. Biofeedback approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.
You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 772 3971.