What is Biofeedback?

Cool name but what does it do and how does it help migraines?

What is Biofeedback?

Bio comes from the Greek ‘bios’, meaning life, and feedback comes from, well that’s just a report isn’t it, so biofeedback is literally a report on life. In this case a report of what your body is doing that is aiming to highlight physiological migraine triggers.

It works by attaching small electronic sensors to the body which work to keep track of things such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure and muscle tension. The results are then communicated to the patient via sounds, lights or computer images. The idea is to teach sufferers how to recognise and control their bodies and in doing so control their migraines, e.g. recognise that they need to relax if their pulse is rising.

Although generally conducted in a professional setting Biofeedback can also be set up to run with your own computer. As well as the benefit of potential home use, another big benefit is that Biofeedback has no listed adverse side effects.

Success rates for Biofeedback are good so it might be worth trying out if you’re not a fan of taking tablets.

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