Migraines are characterized by severe to moderate headaches and nausea, often on just one side of the brain, along with light and sound sensitivity lasting for up to 72 hours and often accompanied by problems with visual and motor sensory problems. In addition, 75% of migraine suerers are women. Stress, inammatory response, and constriction of blood vessels in and surrounding brain tissue are triggers for migraine onset; in fact 50% are said to be stress related.
In 2003, The World Health Organization estimated that 303 million people worldwide experience migraines regularly. While preventive drugs are available for extreme migraine suerers, they can cause serious, toxic and unpleasant side eects. Surgery is
also being oered to some migraine suerers with more frequency than ever before, but for many the option is too risky and invasive.
Biofeedback is a gentle, non-toxic, non-invasive rst line therapy that has been scientifically acknowledged in many studies as an efective treatment for migraines and tension headaches in several studies; so much so that the American Academy of Neurology now
endorses biofeedback protocols for headache suerers. Researchers have found that after 10 sessions, 35% of study participants in the biofeedback group reported fewer severe headaches even after six months post biofeedback intervention. (Mullally, 2009)
In one study, 80% of participants experiencing migraines showed signicant improvement using biofeedback over autogenic training. (Labbe, 1995)
Another study showed that two thirds of the participants experienced a 50% reduction in severity of headache symptoms. (Yucha, 2008) McGrady et al (2003) found superior clinical results for biofeedback-assisted relaxation as compared to self-directed relaxation; while Rokicki et al. (1997) found a signicant reduction in headaches following a six-session EMG biofeedback protocol.
INDIGO biofeedback retrains nervous system responses to stress, one of the biggest triggers of migraines; it also helps relax muscle tension, and relieve pain, two intense components of migraines. In addition, the ability of the biofeedback device to provide information about specic stress reactions related to other potential triggers for each individual migraine suerer makes it
an invaluable tool for education and behavior modication; supporting clients in reducing the frequency of attacks.
In addition to Biofeedback, we recommend to our clients to learn deep breathing to prevent constriction of blood vessels that may results in Migraines instead of depending on headache medications.
Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D.
Specialist in Integrative Medicine, Biofeedback, Stress & Pain Management

Author's Bio: 

Prof. Dr. George F. Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D., M.Sc., M.Ed., B.Sc., C.Chem., R.M., BANHS, C.B.S.
Specialist in Natural/Integrative Medicine, Stress Management, Toxicology, Nutrition, Pain & Biofeedback.
Canada’s Pioneer in Neutraceutical and Quantum Integrative Medicine, world-class professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author. Dr. Grant conduct regular Lunch & Learn Seminars forhis fortune 500 clients worldwide. He also helps Non Profit Organizations and private clients worldwide through our mobile clinics. Prof. Dr. George Grant is considered by his peers as Canada’s Wellness Champion. Founder & CEO of Academy of Wellness in 1983. Dr Grant enjoys a stellar academic background as well as a fascinating career in research. He is an Integrative Medical Doctor, Scientist, Professor, Analytical Chemist, Toxicologist, Pharmacologist, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Biofeedback, Stress Management & Pain Specialist, and Indoor Air Quality Specialist. Dr. Grant is an Analytical Chemist, Toxicologist, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Biofeedback, Stress Management, Pain Management, Anti Aging and Indoor Air Quality Specialist. Founder of the Academy of Wellness, 1983. Author of 7 best selling books, former Scientist at University of Saskatchewan’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Professor at Seneca College in Toronto, and Senior Consultant for Health Canada. Dr. Grant is among International Who’s Who of Professionals. He has 100 published articles, conference presentations, book reviews and 7 bestselling books, including a chapter in 100 ways to improve your life with Mark Victor Hanson, the author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Helped 7 Olympic athletes to remain competitive. Dr. Grant helped thousands of his clients, corporations and non profit organizations worldwide.
Dr. Grant completed his doctorate degree from the University of Toronto; doctorate in Integrative and Humanitarian Medicine from the Board of Orthomolecular and Integrative Medicine (BOIM); Masters Degree from Brock University; Masters of Science in Food Chemistry, Microbiology, and Toxicology from the University of Saskatchewan; B.Sc. (Hons.) University of B.C. in Food Science and Nutrition; Bachelor of Technology, B. C. Institute of Technology (BCIT); and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry from the University of Alexandria. He is certified as a Biofeedback/Pain Specialist [CBT] from BANHS[Board of Advanced Natural Health Science] and NTCB[Natural Therapies Certification Board].