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.
The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. The information relayed can help the patient to use relaxation exercises in order to gain control over how their body responds during stressful situations, which can cause withdrawals and cravings.
The sensitivity nerves on the skin of a patient are studied during biofeedback. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.
Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction
Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. This information can also tell physicians the needs of the patient and they can use this information when coming up with a treatment plan.
Many body functions carry on without us being conscious of them. These unconscious body functions can add to the agony we are going through when we are experiencing intense pressure. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.
Some of these body responses are
- Heartbeat rhythm
- Bodily temperature
- Blood pressure level
- Contraction of muscles
When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Anxiousness, agitation and depression are just a few of the issues that can be helped with the use of biofeedback therapy.
Biofeedback machine registers physiological functions and then exhibits them to the addict. The displays of these machines record all the responses such as heart rate and blood pressure in charts and pulses. 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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The Practices Involved In Biofeedback
- 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 Therapy Treatment
EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.
When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.
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Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
There are special machines used in this technique and they must be handled by a professional medic. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.
Therapy sessions which are on-site generally require about 30 minutes to one hour. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.
Biofeedback medicine does not feature techniques involving puncturing the skin. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an addiction.
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.
Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. 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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Off-site and on-site recovery schemes containing biofeedback medicine may be helpful for the addicts in determining their treatment requirements. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.
A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 772 3971 and begin your recovery from now.