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.
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 biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. 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 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
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. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. The body's reaction to stressful physical and emotional situations can be monitored using biofeedback therapy.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:
When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Biofeedback may help cope with such frequent sufferings from drug quitting as depression, restlessness, anxiety and incessant pain in muscles.
The machines of biofeedback can record functions within the body to display them back to the recovering addict. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. 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.
A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
The patient learns how to release tension and relax tight muscles concentrating on a particular type of muscle at a time.
Creating Images In The Mind
Here the patient deliberately focuses on calming, beautiful pictures and scenery that help calm the emotions and body.
Neurofeedback As A 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. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Neurofeedback is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.
Neurofeedback therapy can help recovering users to develop techniques that they can use to stay clean when coupled with other treatment methods.
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Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
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.
The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.
This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. 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 no medicines are used, women that are addicted and expectant can use it in their recovery process.
Both Bio and Neurofeedback therapies empower addicts to overcome the addiction.
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.
Biofeedback treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. Among those mental illnesses are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Get Treatment For Your Addiction Today
There are different ways of getting over an addiction and one can choose to be admitted in a rehab or be treated from home. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.
Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 772 3971.