Applications of neurofeedback

Treatment of migraine with Neurofeedback

Treatment of migraine with Neurofeedback

Conference: How to get rid of a migraine permanently thanks to neurofeedback ?

An explanation that the video is in French but English subtitles available? 

Migraines consist of crises or attack with intense headaches that occur in a repeated way. They can graduate from moderate to severe intensity and last from hours to several days.

According to the OMS, migraines affect 15% of the adult population all around the world and mostly women (20% vs 10% of men). In 90% of cases, migraines begin before the age of 40 and lead to a deterioration in the quality of life of those concerned.

Neurofeedback : best treatment for migraine and headaches

Long-term effective treatment without medication

Neurofeedback is an innovative, non-medicated method for treating migraines in an effective and long-lasting way, regardless of the severity or frequency of the crises. It is not new and it has an effect on the brain’s ability to regulate its arousal states. This is why neurofeedback has been proven efficient on different symptoms and disorders such as migraines. Most of the time, it’s the only alternative to medication because neurofeedback helps reduce brain overactivity and irritability responsible for migraines.

Regarding migraine treatments, neurofeedback has many additional advantages compared to migraine medication: no side effects, no risk of addiction… and lasting results, as migraines disappear completely and naturally.

Many studies have proven the benefit of neurofeedback to help treating the migraines and headaches :

Note : When our customers have a migraine on the day of their neurofeedback session, they are asked to come in and not cancel it so that we can stop the migraine as soon as possible. Every time, clients are surprised because in less than 30 minutes their migraine has disappeared. And that occurs even if they’re just starting the treatment.

EEG of a woman who suffers severe migraines 

This is the EEG of a woman who suffers migraines several times a month : you can see on some lines the signal is “sharper” or “spikier” than on others : in this case it is not muscle tension or movements but real irritability of the neurons. She had chronic and severe migraine and non of the previous treatments were effective.

Lasting effects of migraine treatment with Neurofeedback

Instant migraine relief treatment 

Example of migraine treatment and results with neurofeedback

Above are the results of one of our client at Neurofeedback Luxembourg before and after 12 neurotherapy sessions:

Brainmap before neurofeedback

Brainmap after neurofeedback

Preventive migraine and headaches treatment solutions

Migraines have in common that they are triggered by a change in state and the system can’t cope with this change. The list below shows you what you can do to avoid triggering migraines or headaches. It’s is simple elements of everyday life you can act on naturally : 

Migraine causes vary from one person to another. They are inconsistent within the same individual, and sometimes need to be combined. These factors can change throughout life. Also the symptoms of migraines can vary, with or without aura for example.

In addition, it is important to know that genetic factors and a non-healthy lifestyle can also have a great influence in migraine attack occurrence.

Other way to treat migraines

Medication treatment for migraines

The medication most often used in migraines is:

Whatever the option, one should not exceed 8 days of treatment per month to avoid the risk of medication overuse headaches (and stomach, liver problems…).

Therapies and Stanton Method (specific diet)

Stanton Migraine Method is dedicated to help those with migraines gain greater control of their lives without the use of medications. The protocol focuses on the diet (shifting to a high fat, low carbohydrate diet) that is low in sugar and eliminates key things known to trigger migraines.

It is used to help treat migraines but also prevent it.

What is a migraine ?

Migraine or headache : How to make the distinction?

Migraines can be of moderate to severe intensity and last from a few hours to several days. They can occur from once a year to several times during a week. There are also migraines with aura, which concern 20 to 30% of people experiencing migraines (visual, sensory, language/speech, or disturbances of motricity.

Different types of migraines

Mechanisms of migraine and headache

Migraine and brain regions implication

How does a migraine happen ? What are the cause ? During a migraine attack, different areas of the brain become activated (it’s the migraine stream). A lot of fMRI study have been done. These parts plays a role in the process describe below :

The main mechanism of migraines

The brain does not feel pain, what the person feels is pain from the blood vessels.

Migraine aura

A particular characteristic of migraines is that they can be with or without aura. The migraine aura is caused by an electrical wave in the brain which is a spreading cortical depression. This cortical depression produces changes in neuronal activity and blood vessels.

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