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Biofeedback Therapy And Treatment

What Does Biofeedback Mean


When trying to stay clean, it can help to be able to control body functions that we consider involuntary such as how fast we breathe or our pulse rate.

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.

This information can also be transmitted back to the body of the patient. 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 sensitivity nerves on the skin of a patient are studied 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.


Biofeedback Methods In Treatment Of Addiction

Biofeedback methods may help those addicts who try to recover get a better understanding of their spontaneous processes. With the help of this data, professionals then design medication programs to meet specific requirements.

There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. These unconscious body functions can add to the agony we are going through when we are experiencing intense pressure. Biofeedback therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.


Some of these body responses are:

  • Breathing rate
  • Heartbeat pace
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Perspiration
  • Muscle movements

Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. They can be effectively reduced using the biofeedback technique.

The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. The patient needs to be calm and relax when the pulse on the machine shows that the heart rate is faster than normal. The pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.


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The Practices Involved In Biofeedback

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles 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 And Eeq Therapy

EEQ Therapy which is also known as Neurofeedback is a subset of biofeedback therapy. This attempts to calm down over excited brain activity. When drugs or alcohol beverages are taken during a long period, the natural brain activity can be negatively affected. The improper brain work can be connected with low spirits, nervousness and other negative emotions that could provoke back-set. 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.

We can help you locate a Biofeedback treatment facility.


Biofeedback Medicine And Addiction Treatment Areas

A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. At home, there are special applications for smartphones that can also be used to provide some biofeedback.

It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. 10 sessions may be all that is needed for results to be seen if the addiction was mild. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.

Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure. Biofeedback therapy is an effective alternative for people who experience unpleasant reactions to addiction treatment medications. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.

Both Bio and Neurofeedback therapies empower addicts to overcome the addiction.

Patient have better control over their healing process when they understand how addiction affects their physique and spirit, and what can be done to change the consequences.

Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Among those mental illnesses are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Assistance For Your Addiction Problem

There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.

Biofeedback therapy is part of the treatment program in many rehabilitation facilities. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 246 1509 and begin your recovery from now.