Bio- & Neurofeedback for Migraine

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What is migraine?

Migraine is an intense and pulsing neurological headache which usually implicate on one side of the head. It may get worse with physical activity, lights, smells, and sounds and can take hours or even days.

The exact cause of migraines has not been discovered yet. We just know that it might be associated with changes in the chemicals of the brain and/or increasing electrical activities of the cerebral cortex. People who have diagnosed with migraine usually have a family history of the condition. Also, emotional, physical, and environmental situations, as well as diet and medical conditions are factors which can have important role in triggering the attacks. Migraine headaches can start in early years of life or may not occur until teenage years. Statistics show that Migraine headache is more common in women and the reason might be related to the influences of female hormones.

Migraine attacks frequencies are not the same in different people. It can occur from every now and again to regularly several times a week.

Benefits of Bio- & Neurofeedback for Migraine

People who are suffering Migraines have too much excitability of cerebral cortex which cause the fast brainwave patterns in different areas of their brain.

Research has shown that people with migraines had significant reduction in frequency and intensity of the headaches when they have completed the brain training sessions.

During the assessment session, as a first step, I will look into your brain function and find out what brainwave patterns causes your symptoms.

Throughout your Neurofeedback sessions, with a personalized training program, your brain will learn how to generate correct brainwaves in order to improve the brain harmony and balance which will lead to improvement of the Migraines symptoms.

References

Walker JE. QEEG-guided neurofeedback for recurrent migraine headaches. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2011 Jan;42(1):59-61. doi: 10.1177/155005941104200112. PMID: 21309444. [PubMed]

Stokes DA, Lappin MS. Neurofeedback and biofeedback with 37 migraineurs: a clinical outcome study. Behav Brain Funct. 2010 Feb 2;6:9. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-6-9. PMID: 20205867; PMCID: PMC2826281. [PubMed] [Ref.]

Martic-Biocina S, Zivoder I, Kozina G. Biofeedback and neurofeedback application in the treatment of migraine. Psychiatr Danub. 2017 Sep;29(Suppl 3):575-577. PMID: 28953832.  [PubMed]

Kubik A, Biedroń A. Neurofeedback therapy in patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes–literature review and own experience. Przegl Lek. 2013;70(7):440-2. PMID: 24167944. [PubMed.]

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