Understanding Of Biofeedback
Certain functions throughout the body like breathing and heart beat are involuntary. Learning methods to control these mechanical functions can help people who are struggling with addictions to feel empowered on their path to recovery.
The purpose of biofeedback is to show recovering users that they can take back control of their bodies and minds.
This information can also be transmitted back to the body of the patient. 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. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.
Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.
It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to 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 of these body responses are
- Breathing levels
- Heartbeat pace
- Temperature of the skin
- Blood pressure
- Sweat production
- Muscle movements
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 read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. For example, a person may see his heartbeat rate in the form of flashing light or picture on a display of the computer. 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 rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
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Biofeedback Treatment Practices
- Mindfulness Meditation
- An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
- Guided Imagery
- A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.
Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy
The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. 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.
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 And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.
Therapy sessions which are on-site generally require about 30 minutes to one hour. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. 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. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. Since no medicines are used, women that are addicted and expectant can use it in their recovery process.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an addiction.
You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.
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].
Assistance For Your Addiction Problem
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). Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.
You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509.