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What Is Biofeedback


One can stop their over dependency on drugs by learning to take charge of their feelings and normal body functions such as inhaling.

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.

This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. 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 process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. Those sensors are connected with medical appliance, which provides medical staff with "feedback" info in response to the "bio" signals of the patient.


Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation

Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.

It is well-known that many of the functions of our body occur without us paying any attention to them. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.


Some of the body functions that can be monitored are

  • Breathing levels
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Skin coldness level
  • Blood pressure level
  • Profuse perspiration
  • 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. 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, a person may see his heartbeat rate in the form of flashing light or picture on a display of the computer. If the wave is moving fast, then the patient understands they have to control their agitation using the techniques they learned to slow the heartbeat. The light pulsation or picture on the monitor will become slower in accordance with slower heartbeat rhythm.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Meditation
  • Meditation involves focusing on peaceful thoughts as a way of keeping away bad feelings.
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • When the muscles are tightened, they need to be relaxed so that the patient can recover quickly.
  • Guided 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 As A Therapy

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. The working pattern of a normal brain may be interfered with by heavy use of drugs or alcohol. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Neurofeedback, one of biofeedback methods, can facilitate restoring brain activity to proper level, that was before drugs use.


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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Overcoming Drug Use And Biofeedback Therapy

Medical professionals who use specialised equipment are the people who generally administer biofeedback therapy. You can avoid visiting at a treatment facility, and carry out a Biofeedback session at home using the App on your smartphone. facility.

The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. Individuals with severe addictions may require up to 50 sessions.

The therapy is not invasive. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. Since no medicines are used, women that are addicted and expectant can use it in their recovery process.

Biofeedback as well as neurofeedback treatment provide patients with psychological benefit for their struggle against 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.

Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively treated using biofeedback.


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 approach can work well with many healing methods, such as, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.

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 772 3971.