Headache & Migraines
Headache & MigrainesHeadaches and migraines can be due to a variety of causes. Anyone who suffers from headaches or migraines on a regular basis is encouraged not to simply try to cope with it by taking regular doses of pain killers. It is worth having it checked out medically first because headaches can be due to a variety of causes. Even where there is no clear underlying medical condition, headaches can be caused by:
We also strongly recommend the use of a form of biofeedback called neurofeedback for anyone suffering from chronic migraine conditions. This involves measuring the patterns of brainwaves in the migraine sufferer’s brain by means of a process known as Quantitative Electro Encephalograph (or QEEG for short) in order to determine in which areas the brain activity is not operating as expected. Depending on the outcome, it is possible to use a form of EEG biofeedback that routes the results through a computer. This is used to help the migraine sufferer change their own brain activity to reduce the likelihood of migraines. This can also be achieved through a different but related approach called Haemo Encephalography (or HEG) that can directly help the person to learn how to change the blood flow to affected areas of the brain.
A useful online site for general information regarding headaches and migraines is:
A good New Zealand site regarding neurofeedback is: