Addiction is a terrible struggle that most people would do anything to overcome. However, fighting off addiction on your own can be nearly impossible. Finding recovery is important enough that you should consider any and all treatment options. For certain people, conventional treatments may not be as effective. Others may be against detoxing and recovering with the use of another prescription drug. This is where Serenity Light Recovery’s holistic treatments and non-medical methods can help. One such method is biofeedback, a fairly new treatment which teaches clients awareness and control of involuntary functions and feelings.
What is Biofeedback?
The idea of biofeedback, or biosound feedback, therapy is often intimidating to some clients. It sounds strange and scary but in reality, it is a harmless and fairly mundane therapy. It has uses in a variety of therapeutic and medical settings but has also shown to have success in addiction treatment programs. Serenity Light uses biofeedback to help clients recognize and control temptations, triggers, and emotions that may lead to a relapse. Biosound feedback treatment works by attaching sensors to the body in order to monitor a person’s involuntary physiological response to stressful situations. For example, in the treatment of addiction, these stresses could be cravings, temptations or withdrawal. Some of the body’s reactions that are tracked and monitored by biofeedback include:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Muscle contractions
Some physical response of the body accompanies many forms of drug and alcohol withdrawals and cravings. First, these physical responses are measured, recorded, and then portrayed to the client in some audio or visual form. Then clients can use these cues to monitor their body’s response and use techniques to calm themselves and control what an involuntary response was. The treatment teaches awareness and self-control to clients and can be useful even for detox therapies. Once a client develops an awareness of their specific responses they can better control them even without sensors attached to them.
What does Biofeedback Treat?
Biosound feedback treatments can be effective for a variety of disorders and issues. The core idea of biofeedback is training the body to relax during stressful situations and control certain involuntary responses to these stresses. Its techniques are applicable to several different problems other than addiction including:
- Chronic pain
- High blood pressure
All of these can be fairly serious medical issues. But under the right conditions can be effectively managed using biofeedback. The treatment allows people to gain a better understanding and awareness of their body’s physical processes and gives them control over their own bodies and the ability to help themselves without medications or invasive procedures.
Find a New Way to Live
Many of the things that biofeedback can treat are medical issues which typically have no true cure. But when properly taught and applied to the correct cases biosound feedback can create a world of difference for the client. Don’t let yourself deal with addiction any longer. Fear of an uncomfortable process or one which uses more medications does not have to hold you back from treatment any longer. Serenity Light’s biofeedback treatment can simply and comfortably give you control over your life and body again. Give us a call today at 855.658.6109 to learn more about biofeedback addiction treatment.