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Biofeedback As Therapy

What Is Biofeedback


Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.

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.

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.


During sessions, electronic sensors are fixed on the user's body. The sensors are connected to special medical machines that produce information to the medical staff on the patient's body reactions.


Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction

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.

It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.


Biofeedback therapy can track involuntary functions such as:

  • Breathing pace
  • Heartbeat rhythm
  • Skin temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle contractions

Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. They can be effectively reduced using the biofeedback technique.

The machines of biofeedback can record functions within the body to display them back to the recovering addict. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. The light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.


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Exercises Used In Biofeedback Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
  • A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
  • Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
  • When a person is tense, their muscles may also tense up and this exercise teaches them how to relax the muscles from one part of the body to the next.
  • Guided Imagery
  • One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.

Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. Normal brainwave patterns can become disrupted with the continued use of alcohol and drugs over a period of time. Relapses can easily be triggered by emotional problems such as anxiousness and depression and these can all be caused by irregular brain patterns. The brain patterns can be returned back to the way they were before the addiction with the help of Neurofeedback.


When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.

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


Overcoming Drug Use And Biofeedback Therapy

There are special machines used in this technique and they must be handled by a professional medic. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.

On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 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. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.

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

A recovering user will be able to feel like they are more in control of their body when they understand how the use of drugs affects their minds and bodies and what they can do to counter these effects.

Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively treated using biofeedback.


Locating Help To Get Past Addiction

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. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.

Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. Call 0800 246 1509 to gain freedom from your addiction by talking to a therapist today.