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Biofeedback Therapy And Treatment

What Does Biofeedback Mean


If a person suffering addiction learns to manage his reflective functions, for example, cardiac rate or breathing, he will feel stronger in his struggle.

During the treatment, recovering addicts need to gain control over their mind and body. Biofeedback is a form of therapy, which can help addicts achieve this objective.

Depending on the machine, the feedback may take the form of pulsing or beeping sounds, images or light flashes. They can then adjust their bodies to respond to these impulses in help themselves overcome the desires for using the drugs.


Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. The biological responses in the body of a person are then transmitted through the electronic sensors that are attached to the skin which give results in a medical device.


How Biofeedback Therapy Helps Treat Addiction Treatment

Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. After receiving the information medical professionals utilise the same to create a treatment plan which is tailored to the specific needs of the recovering addict.

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 medicine allows observing the body's involuntary reactions to emotional and physical stress.


Some unconscious functions tracked by Biofeedback therapy are:

  • Breathing levels
  • Heart rate
  • Skin temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweat production
  • Muscle movements

Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. Biofeedback may help cope with such frequent sufferings from drug quitting as depression, restlessness, anxiety and incessant pain in muscles.

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. The patient will know that they need to find a way of relaxing in case they notice that the light is pulsing too rapidly. 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

  • Meditation
  • An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • The patient learns how to release tension and relax tight muscles concentrating on a particular type of muscle 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 Treatment

EEQ or neurofeedback works like biofeedback but concentrates on calming and treating the overactive brain. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.


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 Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas

A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.

Therapy sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.

Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. Moreover, biofeedback can help expectant ladies who recover from addiction because it does not use any medications.

One of the proven ways of getting rid of an addiction is through biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.

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. Among those mental illnesses are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Get Professional Assistance To Beat 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. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.

Most drug rehab centres are offering full addiction healing programs, which normally include biofeedback methods and other therapies. Call 0800 246 1509 to gain freedom from your addiction by talking to a therapist today.