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Migraine headache and thermal biofeedback

Dan B. Turner

Migraine headache and thermal biofeedback

a study of treatment efficacy

by Dan B. Turner

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Published .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Sheffield, Dept. of Psychology, 1980.

Statementby Dan B. Turner.
The Physical Object
Pagination406leaves
Number of Pages406
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Open LibraryOL13950305M

  Tension and migraine headaches may result of five trials showed that thermal biofeedback improved migraine symptoms by 37 percent A review of 79 mediated pain patterns. Books. One of the treatments that has been specifically helpful in controlling headaches from migraine is thermal biofeedback. In thermal biofeedback, the goal is to control the warming of your hands. Believe it or not, this has helped people control their migraine symptoms, and because it's a non-drug treatment, it's great for children and pregnant.

Migraine headache, or migraine is a common disabling episodic headache characterized by throbbing or pulsating pain on one side of the head. More than half of the migraine population experience neck pain before and/or during a migraine attack. While in most cases neck pain in migraine is limited to the upper neck region, sometimes the pain may radiate to the lower neck and/or shoulder. Eleven patients with episodic cluster headache were assessed and offered a treatment program consisting of 8 weeks of training in abbreviated progressive relaxation followed by 12 sessions of thermal biofeedback. Four dropped out before treatment began. Of the seven who completed the full treatment regimen, three (27% of initial sample) reported some degree of improvement when their next.

Traditional peripheral biofeedback has grade A evidence for effectively treating migraines. Two newer forms of neurobiofeedback, EEG biofeedback and hemoencephalography biofeedback were combined with thermal handwarming biofeedback to treat 37 migraineurs in a clinical outpatient setting.   The average prevalence of pediatric migraine varies according to age, going from 3% in younger children to ~20% in adolescents. A noticeable social problem is represented by chronic migraine (more than 15 days with headache a month) that afflicts from .


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Although it’s often assumed that “tension-type” headache responds better to techniques to control muscle tension, it has been found that migraine patients improve as much with EMG biofeedback as they do with thermal biofeedback.

Thus, the mechanism of action for biofeedback and relaxation training may be more complex than meets the eye. Subjects were then matched for headache frequency and then randomly assigned to receive either the treatment or control book.

The treatment book contained instructions for thermal biofeedback, relaxation and cognitive behavior therapy. A liquid crystal Cited by: Biofeedback has been researched extensively as a treatment for migraine in both adults and children, and a recent review of empirically supported treatments in pediatric headache concluded that “some argument can be made that [thermal biofeedback] should be included as a `well-established treatment' for migraine headache” (Holden, Deichmann, & Levy, ).Cited by: Biofeedback is an effective protective procedure to sooth the nervous system before it responds with a migraine.

At the first indication that a migraine may be on the way, a migraineur needs to make time for herself by taking 10 minutes to warm her finger temperature to 96. Biofeedback for Migraines • For doctors & patients who wish to avoid medication (e.g., women of child-bearing age, children, non-responders, requests for alternatives, refractory cases, drug interactions).

• 85% likelihood of substantial relief in 8 sessions (and the feedback is watching any movie you want!) • Insurance may cover much of the cost (we can work with insurance companies for.

A controlled evaluation of thermal biofeedback and thermal biofeedback combined with cognitive therapy in the treatment of vascular headache. ;– [43] Lehrer PM, Carr R. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) guidelines on preventive therapy for migraine headaches, based on an evidence review by the U.S.

Headache Consortium, recommended that “relaxation training, thermal biofeedback combined with relaxation training, EMG biofeedback and cognitive-behavioral therapy may be considered as. Biofeedback has been found to be effective for the treatment of headaches and migraines.

A recent analysis combined the results of 55 controlled studies of biofeedback for chronic migraines (average = years). The data show that biofeedback results in significant and lasting improvement.

Thermal biofeedback (training a person to increase their own body temperature) is an effective technique used by many migraine patients to reduce the pain intensity and frequency of their headaches. Patients achieve control of their physiological responses through a combination of visualization, voluntary relaxation, and mechanical feedback.

The most common forms of biofeedback training for headaches are EMG biofeedback training and thermal biofeedback training, with the former tending to be used for tension-type headache and the latter tending to be used for migraine, but both types of biofeedback have been used with both types of headache.

Other forms of biofeedback training have been used such as feedback of temporal pulse amplitude, EEG biofeedback and skin conductance biofeedback. For individuals with migraines, biofeedback relates back to the vascular theory of the causes of migraines. The rationale behind biofeedback as a treatment for migraines is embedded in the vascular theory; that migraines are a result of the processes of vasoconstriction and vasodilation mentioned earlier.

This theory further suggests that the. Headaches are one of the best-studied biofeedback uses. Muscle tension and stress can trigger migraines and other types of headaches, and can make headache symptoms worse. Abstract Twenty-seven migraine headache patients were divided into three equal groups which received thermal biofeedback, frontalis EMG biofeedback, or relaxation training.

Training was given under "massed" practice conditions (nine sessions per week) and consisted of 18 training sessions and six test-generalisation by: Subjects were then matched for headache frequency and then randomly assigned to receive either the treatment or control book.

The treatment book contained instructions for thermal biofeedback, relaxation and cognitive behavior therapy. A liquid crystal. Biofeedback instruments enable you to detect changes from half a degree to one hundredth of a degree fahrenheit.

The added sensitivity makes voluntary self control of your finger temperature not only possible, but probably the easiest form of biofeedback-- and certainly the least costly. The Discovery of the Power of Thermal Biofeedback. Numerous controlled studies show that biofeedback therapy is highly effective for tension and migraine headaches.

A bad headache can feel inescapable. So, naturally, all too often we reach for over-the-counter prescription drugs to in search of relief; a quick remedy for a problem that usually has a. The aim of the present review was to critically evaluate the documented evidence regarding the efficacy of biofeedback for the two most prevalent headache conditions––migraine and tension-type headache.

Drawing upon two recently published meta-analyses, data from outcome studies, including randomized controlled trials as well as uncontrolled quasi-experimental designs.

Background: Biofeedback is an established non-pharmacologic technique commonly used in the treatment of migraine and tension type headaches. Multiple published studies have suggested that biofeedback is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of headaches, often allowing patients to decrease their dependence on medication.

treatment for migraine in comparison to relaxation and thermal biofeedback (RTB). Because it is impossible to develop a plausible placebo PT treatment, the RTB treatment was used as conven- tional treatment with which to compare the effects of PT.

In the second study, the utility of PT as an. The U.S. Headache Consortium (Silberstein, ) made the following recommendations pertaining to behavioral treatment for migraine: [1] relaxation training, thermal biofeedback combined with relaxation training, electromyography biofeedback, and cognitive behavioral therapy may be considered as treatment options for preventing migraine (Grade.

Migraine headaches are typically divided into two categories: migraine with aura and migraine without aura. An “aura” refers to sensations a person experiences before they get a migraine.migraine Muscular biofeedback effective for tension headache Cognitive behavior therapy A method of replacing inner thoughts and dialogue that may be irrational or that contribute to distress (e.g.My headache specialist always said that if you have a headache or possible “sinus infection” and the Imitrex relieves it then it is a migraine.

The ear pain is terrible like any other migraine headache and now, about 70% of my migraines involve ear pain. I also, take Topamax and propanol ER.