Biofeedback As Therapy therapies-related

Knowledge Of Biofeedback


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

The purpose of biofeedback is to show recovering users that they can take back control of their bodies and minds.

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. These sensors are connected to the special medical device which furnishes the medical professionals providing the treatment "feedback" on the patient's "bio" signs.


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. 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. One can go into a feeling of despair when they are nervous and their body responds differently. The body's reaction to stressful physical and emotional situations can be monitored using biofeedback therapy.


Some of the body functions that can be monitored are

  • Breathing rate
  • Heartbeat pace
  • Skin temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle contractions

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. 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 Therapy Practices

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
  • 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 Imagery
  • One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.

Neurofeedback Therapy Overview

A person's brain can sometimes get over excited and this therapy with is also known as EEQ is supposed to help calm down this activity. Normal brainwave patterns can become disrupted with the continued use of alcohol and drugs over a period of time. Relapses can easily be triggered by emotional problems such as anxiousness and depression and these can all be caused by irregular brain patterns. Neurofeedback Therapy which is an arm of Biofeedback can be applied to the treatment of such a brain and restore it to normal functions.


When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.

Call us now to locate a treatment centre which can offer biofeedback therapy.


Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy

Doctors who choose biofeedback approach normally use special appliances. At home, there are special applications for smartphones that can also be used to provide some biofeedback.

The length of each session at the centre may vary from half an hour to one hour. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. Sometimes, it takes up to 50 sessions depending on the seriousness of the addiction.

This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. This method is usually a good substitute for recovering users who are not reacting well to the use of certain medicines during their treatment. Moreover, biofeedback can help expectant ladies who recover from addiction because it does not use any medications.

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

You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.

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 Treatment For Your Addiction Today

There exist rehabilitation facilities that offer inpatient or outpatient treatment that apply Biofeedback Therapy in monitoring the effects of treatment. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one recovery technique that if used together with Biofeedback can yield positive results to the patient. The treatment will also pair well with alternative techniques of recovery like art and music therapy.

You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 246 1509 and begin your recovery from now.