As the medical professionals are able to see response of the addict under stressful conditions, triggered by certain factors, they are able to develop a treatment program that suits their needs. Biofeedback therapy also helps the addicts to relax and handle their situation in a better way.
Involuntary actions are those which are not under our conscious control. Under stressful conditions, certain bodily functions are enhanced further worsening these conditions. Biofeedback therapy enables the addicts handle the situation in a better way by controlling the way their body responds to them.
After alcohol or drug withdrawal, a number of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms appear which are named as withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can often lead to heightened involuntary responses of the body which results into development of psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. Biofeedback therapy can help to relieve a number of these symptoms including restlessness and muscle aches.
The monitor shows the involuntary responses to the addict. If the light is flashing fast, for example, the addict knows his heart beat is faster than normal. He then uses techniques to bring it back to normal.