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What do studies show about biofeedback for migraines and headaches?

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Studies show there are differences in blood flow in the brain during migraine attacks and in the pain-free periods in between. Using biofeedback training, a person can change the blood flow to the brain and better manage a headache. Most studies on biofeedback show that it makes headaches shorter and happen less often in children and adults. In general, its effects seem similar to many drugs that treat headaches, and it can be part of early treatment for migraines.

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

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