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  1. I've been working as a neurofeedback therapist for ten years. We help to alleviate symptoms by training our clients to learn how to change their brainwaves. This is done by putting a few sensors on the scalp which pick up the brainwaves which go to a computer. The computer changes them into a video (such as a rocket or flower). You then learn how to make the rocket go, or the flower grow as your brainwaves normalize. After 15 to 30 sessions, depending on the severity of the symptoms, your brainwaves normalize and you have no more migraines. Neurofeedback works for many other brain-based symptoms such as insomnia, ADD/HD, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, epilepsy, etc. **edited by moderator due to content which is commercial in nature**

    1. Can you show me peer reviewed journal articles with clinical trial data to support your statement, "After 15 to 30 sessions, depending on the severity of the symptoms, your brainwaves normalize, and you have no more Migraines?" This just isn't right. That's not how Migraine works. If it were, someone would be winning a Nobel prize for medicine, and we wouldn't be living with this disease.

      1. There are some peer-reviewed journal articles at ISNR.org (International Society of Neurofeedback and Research). It is difficult to do clinical trials since the research subjects receiving the therapy can tell they are receiving the therapy. With a drug trial, the subjects don't know they are taking the real pill or not. To view these studies, go to ISNR Comprehensive Bibliography of Scientific Articles. **edited by moderator due to content which is commercial in nature** An excellent book about neurofeedback is "A Symphony in the Brain" by Jim Robbins.

        Neurofeedback is finally getting more well-known by word of mouth. As more technological advances are made, this field is growing in the U.S. as well as around the world.

        1. With all due respect, I have read some of that material and still take exception to your statement about "no more Migraines." Any treatment that could accomplish that would have been promoted not only by the media but by many, many dedicated Migraine specialists and researchers I know (including some who work with and recommend forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback) who want to find more effective treatments. We'd know about this treatment, be using it, and there would be no need for sites like this one. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease for which, at this time, there is no cure. There are preventive treatments that, for some of us, are the next best thing, but NONE of them get rid of all Migraines permanently. That's just too big a claim to sustain.



          If you were to say that this therapy can help some people reduce the frequency and severity of their Migraines, I could agree with you. I can't, however, agree with the statements you've made thus far.

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