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Biofeedback Therapy Overview

Knowledge Of Biofeedback


Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.

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. 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.


The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. The sensors are connected to special medical machines that produce information to the medical staff on the patient's body reactions.


Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction

This therapy aids the addicted person to understand how they respond to mental stimulations. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.

Many body functions carry on without us being conscious of them. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. Biofeedback medicine allows observing the body's involuntary reactions to emotional and physical stress.


Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:

  • Breathing
  • Heart rate
  • Skin coldness level
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweat production
  • Muscle contractions

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 patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. 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. The pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.


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Biofeedback Treatment Practices

  • Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice
  • This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • When a person is tense, their muscles may also tense up and this exercise teaches them how to relax the muscles from one part of the body to the next.
  • Guided Affective Imagery
  • A technique releasing tension from the body and brain - guiding mind to good, peaceful pictures and events.

Neurofeedback Therapy And Eeq Therapy

EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. There are some bodily responses that cause the brain's activity to be interfered with. The brain patterns can be returned back to the way they were before the addiction with the help of Neurofeedback.


When neurofeedback is used in conjunction with other remedial treatment, the addicted person is armed to succeed in remaining clean.

If you need to find a rehab that provides biofeedback therapy, get in touch with us today.


Biofeedback And Other Treatments For Addiction

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.

On-the-scene procedures are usually from 30 to 60 minutes long. Individuals with a mild addiction problem may only need about 10 biofeedback sessions to witness the results. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.

One of the main advantages of biofeedback therapy is its non invasiveness. 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.

A psychological edge over the addiction is provided by biofeedback and Neurofeedback therapy to recovering addicts, which can prove immensely helpful.

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 treatment may be very helpful for patients with intellectual problems caused by use of drugs and alcohol. 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

There are different ways of getting over an addiction and one can choose to be admitted in a rehab or be treated from home. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.

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 246 1509 and begin your recovery from now.