Biofeedback Therapy And Treatment therapies-related

Understanding 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.

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.

Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. This data allows them to apply proper loosened exercise to see how physical body reacts to difficult conditions, for example, quitting and strong desire for 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.


Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation

This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. 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. If a person is tense, nervous or in a stressful situation, these automatic reactions may worsen his state. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.


Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are

  • Breathing rhythm
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Skin coldness level
  • Blood pressure
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Muscle contractions

These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Biofeedback may help cope with such frequent sufferings from drug quitting as depression, restlessness, anxiety and incessant pain in muscles.

The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a computer screen. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. As the pulse rate reduces, the light or image displayed will also pulse at slower rate.


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Biofeedback Therapy Exercises And Methods

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
  • Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
  • 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
  • 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 Overview

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. The improper brain work can be connected with low spirits, nervousness and other negative emotions that could provoke back-set. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.


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

If you need to find a rehab that provides biofeedback therapy, get in touch with us today.


Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas

Medical professionals who use specialised equipment are the people who generally administer biofeedback therapy. At home, there are special applications for smartphones that can also be used to provide some biofeedback.

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. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.

This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. Some people suffer from addiction pharmaceuticals, so biofeedback treatment is preferable for them. 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.

Understanding how the mind and body in an individual are affected by their addiction is extremely important. This information gives medical professionals the knowledge about how to modify these effects to help recovering addicts feel a sense of control over themselves during their recovery.

The drug effects on the brain can be cured using these techniques. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively treated using biofeedback.


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Off-site and on-site recovery schemes containing biofeedback medicine may be helpful for the addicts in determining their treatment requirements. Great results are realized when Biofeedback therapy is used together with other therapies like cognitive behavioural 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. Have a discussion with an addiction specialist to begin overcoming your addiction today, call 0800 246 1509.