Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.
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.
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
Understanding involuntary body functions can be helpful and biofeedback therapy can help the recovering users to do this. 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.
There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. Biofeedback therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.
Some of these body responses are:
Heart pumping rate
Skin coldness level
When a person uses drugs or alcohol, they can experience more physical stress and the rate of some involuntary responses may increase. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The body functions are monitored using machines and this information is fed back to the patient. For example, the heart rate of an individual could have the looks of a pulsating light or an image on a computer screen. The patient will know that they need to find a way of relaxing in case they notice that the light is pulsing too rapidly. The rate of blood pumping by the heart will determine the speed of the pulse on this machine.
Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
Progressive Relaxation Of Muscles
This is an exercise in which recovering addicts focus on the release of tension in over tight muscles within the body concentrating on one muscle group 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 Overview
The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. 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 is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.
This techniques helps people not to go back to the use of the drugs when they start the recovery process.
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Overcoming Drug Use And Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. Biofeedback smartphone apps which are specialised can be used within the home in order to supplement supervised therapy sessions.
On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.
This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. Biofeedback therapy might work for those with severe withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, biofeedback can help expectant ladies who recover from addiction because it does not use any medications.
When coupled with neurofeedback therapy, this method can provide a mental advantage to a person recovering from an 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.
Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.
Get Professional Assistance To Beat Addiction
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. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. Other treatment techniques like music and art applied together with Biofeedback therapy give excellent results.
Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. Have a discussion with an addiction specialist to begin overcoming your addiction today, call 0800 772 3971.