Biofeedback/Neurofeedback for Migraine Headaches

Posted on March 12 2010

Written By Clinical Director Brad Oostindie, MA, LLP:

Over the past several years I have seen many people respond favorably to using biofeedback/neurofeedback in addressing their migraine headaches.  This would include young children, adults, those with severe migraines, and those with mild or less intense migraines.  There are a number of ways biofeedback/neurofeedback helps reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines.  Biofeedback/Neurofeedback helps a person learn to control their breathing, relax muscle groups, reduce stress, and can reduce stressed brain wave activity that contributes to migraines occurring.  The treatment can be done in your own home. Many people can reduce or eliminate medications they need to use to control migraines by utilizing this treatment method as well.  Major treatment centers such as the University of Michigan use this as part of their migraine treatment care.  Also, I have posted an article  outlining how Mayo Clinic views the use of biofeedback/neurofeedback for treatment of certain medical conditions.

At Ready To Focus we have developed a specific protocol for addressing migraine headaches.  This involves use of both biofeedback and neurofeedback programs for the individual that they can utilize in the home based program.  If you would like more information about this please contact Clinical Director Brad Oostindie at or by calling 1-800-850-0535.  Lastly, check out the success stories on the website for specific stories from people on how they used the biofeedback/neurofeedback program to stop their migraine headaches.