Headaches and migraines affect approximately 39 million men, women and children in the United States. Scientists have not identified clear causes for migraines but believe they are caused by various underlying factors. Most believe there is a combination of factors outside and inside the brain that trigger a cascade of events leading to migraine pain. Even though the cause is not fully understood, some studies suggest a connection to levels of serotonin in the brain.
Benefits of Neurofeedback for Headaches & Migraines
Neurofeedback has been found to be effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraines providing real relief for people experiencing migraines. Neurofeedback treatment helps create new brain pathways. Retraining the brain changes the brain’s response pattern to specific triggers and stressors. These new pathways help improve brain function and result in fewer symptoms and neurological imbalances.
Unlike medication, neurofeedback therapy essentially has no side effects. The most common side effect reported is feeling tired after a session.