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Knowledge Of Biofeedback


If a person suffering addiction learns to manage his reflective functions, for example, cardiac rate or breathing, he will feel stronger in his struggle.

Biofeedback is some form of treatment offering those who recover from addiction a method to control their physiology and mind.

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


Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. 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

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.

Many body functions carry on without us being conscious of them. These involuntary functions can leave us with more distress, especially when we are nervous, tense or under severe emotional stress. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.


Some of these body responses are

  • Breathing rhythm
  • Heart rate
  • Bodily temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Muscle activity

Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. 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. 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 pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
  • 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 Affective Imagery
  • Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.

Neurofeedback Therapy And Eeq Therapy

EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. 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. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.


When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.

The biofeedback technique of recovery are in a number of rehabs and we can link you with one.


Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy

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.

Therapy sessions which are on-site generally require about 30 minutes to one hour. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. An increase in the therapy sessions will definitely increase when you have used the drugs for long.

The therapy is not invasive. This method is usually a good substitute for recovering users who are not reacting well to the use of certain medicines during their treatment. Since there is no medication involved during Biofeedback therapy, it is a safe method to use with pregnant women.

A psychological edge over the addiction is provided by biofeedback and Neurofeedback therapy to recovering addicts, which can prove immensely helpful.

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.

Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. 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).


Get The Help Required To Get Over Drug Dependency

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. Biofeedback approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.

Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 772 3971 and begin your recovery from now.