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Biofeedback Therapy Overview

Knowledge Of Biofeedback


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

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.

The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. They can then adjust their bodies to respond to these impulses in help themselves overcome the desires for using the drugs.


Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. These sensors are connected to the special medical device which furnishes the medical professionals providing the treatment "feedback" on the patient's "bio" signs.


Treating Addiction Using Biofeedback Therapy

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 therapy is utilised to understand how the body is reacting to physical and emotional attention unconsciously.


Some of the body functions that can be monitored are:

  • Breathing
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Muscle activity

Most of these body responses occur when a person is trying to stop the use of the drugs. Biofeedback may help cope with such frequent sufferings from drug quitting as depression, restlessness, anxiety and incessant pain in muscles.

The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. An example, the heartbeat might look like a wave on the 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.


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Exercises Used In Biofeedback Therapy

  • Meditation
  • A practice of tranquil focusing attention aimed at becoming free from stressful emotions and ideas.
  • 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 Treatment

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. Normal brainwave patterns can become disrupted with the continued use of alcohol and drugs over a period of time. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.


Combined with other addiction therapies, neurofeedback teaches recovering patients techniques, which help resist cravings.

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Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods

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.

Therapy sessions which are on-site generally require about 30 minutes to one hour. An addict having not that severe form of addiction may require just 10 biofeedback treatments to show effective outcomes. More serious addiction may need as many as 50 treatments.

The therapy is not invasive. This method is usually a good substitute for recovering users who are not reacting well to the use of certain medicines during their treatment. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.

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

Getting a picture of how different body parts and functions are related and how they respond to addiction, knowing how to control those responses gives the addict the weapon needed to take control of their healing.

When the alcohol or drug use goes hand in hand with other mental health problems, biofeedback therapy can be useful in treating both problems. 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. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.

Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. Contact our addiction adviser on 0800 246 1509 and begin your recovery from now.