Migraine headaches are generally not considered to be an emotional problem, but they can be brought on by emotional stress from Migraine Relief.
Although there are different types of headaches and a variety of causes, the headaches that typically respond to neurotherapy are Migraines and Tension Type Headaches.
Migraines are Neurological, NOT Vascular
The traditional view of migraines is that they are vascular in origin; however, more recent research has proven that migraine headaches are neurological rather than vascular. In fact, medical studies have proven that migraines are the result of a hyperactive brain. It has been demonstrated that people with migraines exhibit brainwave patterns associated with brainwaves seen in seizure type patterns. For this reason, many migraine researchers characterize migraines as a slow form of seizure.
Migraines are characterized by hyperexcitability of the brain. Current research has proven that when the hyperexcitable brain is triggered by a stressor, a cascade of physiological events in the brain is initiated. This cascade of events results in a dilation of the arteries in the outer tissue covering the brain known as the dura matter. The dura matter is extremely pain sensitive and the dilation of the blood vessels in the dura matter results in the throbbing relentless pain of a migraine.
Natural Migraine Relief
The medical approach to treating migraines is with drugs. However, studies have demonstrated that even the most effective drugs only work about 50% of the time. Rather than mask the symptoms, the neurofeedback approach targets the cause of the migraine. The hyperexcitable brain means that the brain is producing too many fast brainwaves. In this hyperexcitable state the brain is prone to migraines. Any trigger such as stress, hunger, and certain foods can push the brain over the edge into a cascade of events that culminates as a migraine. Most people suffering with migraines can predict when a migraine is approaching. They can sense the brain being pushed into that cascade. In fact one of the more effective preventative measures is to identify and eliminate the environmental triggers. The trouble with that approach is that sometimes triggers are hard to identify and even when they can be identified, they are sometimes hard to avoid.
So how can Neurotherapy help?
Slowing Down The Brainwaves
Through the natural migraine relief of neurotherapy, the patient learns how to calm the brain down. The patient is taught how to produce the slower, less excitable brain waves at will. So the next time a patient feels a migraine coming on, the brain can engage this new ability and prevent the cascade of events that result in the migraine. In fact most patients that have been treated report that they sometimes can feel a migraine coming on but then it never happens. Up to 90% of the patients treated with this therapy have reported a 50% or greater reduction in migraine frequency and a 75% reduction of migraine severity.
“My first migraine happened when I was in college. For more than 15 years it dominated my life. The headaches interfered with my work and family time. The medications that the doctor gave me had horrible side effects and only worked some of the time. Then I tried [neurofeedback] and my headaches are gone. For the first time in 15 years I am in control of my life!
“I endured migraine headaches at least 3 times a month for 15 years. I have not had a migraine in more than 6 months since I completed the program.”
“For over twenty years I have had to live with migraine headaches at least 3 or 4 times a month. After experiencing [neurotherapy], my migraines are gone. Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
“[Neurotheraphy] has saved my life from migraines. The migraines had been non-stop for 2 months, but I have had them since 1978. Now I haven’t had one since I reached my 10th training session.
Watch a video from NBC to see how Neurotherapy helped with one Mom’s migraines.