Knowledge Of Biofeedback
One can stop their over dependency on drugs by learning to take charge of their feelings and normal body functions such as inhaling.
Biofeedback Therapy works on helping the substance abuser consciously take charge of their mind and body functions.
This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. 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
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.
It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. These unconscious body functions can add to the agony we are going through when we are experiencing intense pressure. Biofeedback therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.
Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as
- Breathing rhythm
- Pulse rate
- Skin coldness level
- Blood pressure
- Muscle contractions
These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Biofeedback is helpful in treating common symptoms of drug withdrawal, which can include anxiety, depression, chronic muscle pain and restlessness.
The patient can read for themselves the results produced by the Biofeedback machines. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the computer screen. The patient needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. As soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
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The Practices Involved In Biofeedback
- Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
- An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
- Muscle Relaxation
- A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
- Creating Images In The Mind
- A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.
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. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. 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.
When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.
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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. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.
It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. 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.
Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure. Some people suffer from addiction pharmaceuticals, so biofeedback treatment is preferable for them. Since there is no medication involved during Biofeedback therapy, it is a safe method to use with pregnant women.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an addiction.
Getting a picture of how different body parts and functions are related and how they respond to addiction, knowing how to control those responses gives the addict the weapon needed to take control of their healing.
Biofeedback treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. 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).
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Biofeedback therapy is offered by inpatient and outpatient drug rehab programs and can assist in recovering addicts to get a better understanding of their treatment needs. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.
Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 772 3971.