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Biofeedback for Migraines and Stress

Biofeedback is a very safe method that can be used for reducing the stress that may contribute to migraine headaches. In biofeedback, sensors are used to monitor muscle tension, heart rate, and body temperature, all indicators of the the stress response. Clients are then taught methods of regulating these responses through relaxation exercises, and feedback from the computer reinforces these changes, which eventually makes it easier for clients to enter a state of calm….[To see the full article, visit my GoodTherapy.org blog:  http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/biofeedback-migraine-headache-stress-0314124/

Be well!

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One comment on “Biofeedback for Migraines and Stress

  1. Freddie Tessler
    February 4, 2013

    Muscle tension can cause headaches and by relaxing muscles, especially in the neck, it is possible to relieve migraine headaches. Once the technique is learned there is no longer any need for the biofeedback equipment. The patient with migraine headaches can now produce the desired effect any time they wish. Sometimes too much salt can cause headaches. And by simply lessening the salt intake headaches can sometimes be prevented. Some migraine headaches are caused by food sensitivities. Certain foods can cause migraines and eliminating these foods can prevent migraine pain. Some common foods that can trigger migraine headaches are cheese, alcohol, monosodium glutamate (a food additive), nuts, beans, caffeine, chocolate, onions and others.:

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This entry was posted on March 22, 2012 by in Biofeedback/Neurofeedback, Chronic Pain, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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