If you haven’t noticed the drift, this section of the site is all about DIY ways on how to fight addiction.
In this post, we will talk about Neurofeedback. First of all, this mode of DIY addiction treatment is not strictly Do-It-yourself. This is because you will have to see a professional in the beginning phases.
However, once you get the idea down. You can do it on your own, with a professional secessions once in a while.
Before we talk about the topic, I would highly suggest that you talk to a professional before attempting any kind of DIY addiction treatment. A professional opinion is what you are really after as it could probably have a big impact on your journey to being sober.
Now, let’s move on to Neurofeedback.
What Is Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a kind of treatment that stems from Biofeedback. Biofeedback is a therapy that is used to solve problem in the body. In Neurofeedback, the therapy revolves around the brain…
During a neurofeedback session, you will be hooked into an electroencephalography machine, or also known as EEG.
This machine will read your brain activity. The information that the machine gathers will then be sent be presented back to you.
Since you will have an instant feedback of your brain’s activity, the idea is to train yourself so you can change your brain activity.
Certain brainwave activity is associated with a specific behavior. For example, low brainwave activity is associated with depression and sadness; while anger and cravings may be considered as high brainwave activity.
With proper guidance, training and neurofeedback, you will learn how to control your brainwave activity.
If you are feeling depressed, then you can try to make changes to increase your brainwave activity. On the other hand, if you feel irritated and have cravings, then you will need to calm down your brainwave activity.
What You Need To Know
The idea of neurofeedback is sound, and it even helped treat brain-related problems such as PTSD and seizures. However, you may need to know that some experts are still skeptical about neurofeedback. Despite of that, the treatment is showing good results.
Some are still skeptical about Neurofeedback, but the results speak for themselves. From the sufferers who have successfully completed the treatment, relapse percentage can be low as 25%. This is a significant jump from other forms of treatment in which relapse could go high 75%.
Neurofeedback is something that is worth trying as a DIY addiction treatment. The treatment works directly on and with the brain.
It has the potential to cure both psychological (depression) and physical (cravings) problems that come with addiction. However, I still suggest that you consult with a professional about your addiction before signing up for a neurofeedback treatment.
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