Bio Bed Therapy & The Biosound Healing System
What makes mental health and substance abuse recovery so challenging is that it is usually accompanied by several secondary side effects that could derail progress if ignored. Recovery from addiction in particular typically includes physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can deter people from even trying to get sober in the first place.
How Biosound Therapy Works
Biosound therapy is a therapy program that uses biofeedback techniques to put the body in a deep state of relaxation. Through biofeedback, people are able to learn how to regulate their body’s psychological processes. This control can help people become more relaxed during times of high stress and anxiety.
Using a special bed called a bio bed, patients will be exposed to auditory and visual presentations that include binaural beats, low-frequency sine tones, guided imagery, and solfeggio frequencies. Together, these auditory and visual cues help the patients balance their Chakra and enter a deeply relaxed state.
Bio bed therapy can also help patients learn to recognize and eventually control their body’s psychological functions. In particular, heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), a form of biofeedback where participants focus on controlling their heart rate, is a common program used during biosound healing.
Bio bed therapy programs and heart rate variability biofeedback can help treat a variety of health problems including:
- Sleep problems and fatigue
- Chronic muscle pain
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Using Biosound Therapy for Addiction Recovery
Because several of the problems mentioned above may be present during treatment for a substance abuse disorder, biosound therapy can be an effective program to aid in addiction recovery.
Heart rate variability biofeedback in particular has been associated with reducing stress, enhancing executive decision making, improving impulse control, and decreasing the chances of relapse. Even a single bio bed therapy session may help patients reduce cravings and increase their capacity for decision making and impulse control. Biosound healing can also have lasting results when the program stops.
A Proven Healing Aid in Addiction Recovery
Our long-standing philosophy at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is to treat the whole patient, not just the addiction. Remaining in-line with our core recovery beliefs, we offer bio bed therapy in Palm Beach during the detox phase of treatment.
For many addicts wanting to get sober, their biggest fear is often the inevitable mental distress and physical pain and discomfort associated with drug detox and withdrawal. Our Palm Beach bio bed therapy helps addiction recovery patients achieve comfort, mental relaxation, pain relief, and restful sleep while they work to overcome withdrawal symptoms during detox. By providing maximum comfort during what could be considered the most important and difficult stage of rehab, our patients are building a solid foundation for lasting success in sobriety.
One of Many Addiction Recovery Strategies
Because we are a holistic treatment center in Lake Worth, bio sound therapy is just one of the many techniques we employ. There are several pathways to long-term sobriety, so we provide our patients with a road map of different programs and therapies meant to help them progress through treatment and find lasting sobriety.
Don’t let the fear of detox deter you or a loved one from receiving desperately needed addiction recovery. At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, also known as the Center for Alcohol & Drug Studies, we want to help people not only feel as comfortable as possible during recover, but also find a lifetime of sobriety.
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