Friday, June 3, 2011

Neurofeedback for Migraines

This recently published Dallas study of neurofeedback for migraines showed very powerfully positive results.

This is important because most treatment of migraine is with drugs; and the great majority of sufferers say that medications don't completely relieve their pain, or may not work at all. Many find that the drugs have many unpleasant side effects.

By contrast, in this study of neurofeedback used with migraines, 54% reported complete elimination of their migraines, with no side effects. This was after 24 sessions. Others experienced decreases in migraine frequency. Only one person in the neurofeedback group of 46 reported no improvement. None of the control group of 25 people taking migraine medication reported complete relief.

This matches the experience I have had with my clients with migraine - and what I have heard from neurofeedback colleagues.

If you like, you can download a PDF of neurologist Jonathan E. Walker's Clinical EEG and NeuroScience Journal article about his study.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I know that some medicine for migraine are not effective. Thanks for introducing neurofeedback.

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