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Biofeedback Treatment And Therapy

What Does Biofeedback Mean


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.

The information received could be relayed back to the patient in the form of sounds, images or flashes of light. The patient then can take action on the related faculty to obtain a positive feedback which helps in controlling their reactions in times of stress or during an urge for drug or alcohol.


During sessions, electronic sensors are fixed on the user's body. 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.


How Biofeedback Therapy Helps Treat Addiction Treatment

Helping recovering addicts to understand the involuntary functions of their body is the primary function of biofeedback therapy. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.

There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. These involuntary functions can leave us with more distress, especially when we are nervous, tense or under severe emotional stress. Biofeedback therapy helps pinpoint these subconscious reactions.


Biofeedback medicine allows to track such unconscious bodily activities as:

  • Breathing rate
  • Heart pumping rate
  • Bodily temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Muscle movements

Symptoms of quitting drugs or alcohol quite often cause physical tension and stronger unconscious responses. Biofeedback is helpful in treating common symptoms of drug withdrawal, which can include anxiety, depression, chronic muscle pain and restlessness.

The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. 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 pulsating light is fast the recovering addict is given the information that they need to use stress relieving techniques in order to lower their heart rate. The pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.


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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.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • This is an exercise in which recovering addicts focus on the release of tension in over tight muscles within the body concentrating on one muscle group at a time.
  • Creating Images In The Mind
  • One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.

Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy

The brain's processes can be relaxed by using the neurofeedback technique. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. There are some bodily responses that cause the brain's activity to be interfered with. Neurofeedback is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.


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.


Addiction Treatment And Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback is a specialized treatment offered by medical personnel who have the special machines required. The patients can also monitor their progress using the biofeedback app compatible with a number of smartphones.

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.

This technique will not interfere with your life in any way. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. 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.

Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. Among those mental illnesses are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Get The Help Required To Get Over Drug Dependency

Off-site and on-site recovery schemes containing biofeedback medicine may be helpful for the addicts in determining their treatment requirements. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.

Most advanced treatment facilities will offer various treatments that may include biofeedback therapy. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509.