QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback for Recurrent Migraine Headaches - Dr. Jonathan Walker NEW PRESS RELEASE
The attached article describes results with 71 patients receiving neurofeedback for recurrent migraine headaches.
The study used BrainMaster Atlantis 2-channel devices with BrainMaster software to increase 10 Hz activity while decreasing 21-30 Hz. The QEEG was used to choose the trained sites.
In the controlled study in which 46 patients selected neurofeedback, while 25 chose to continue on their drug therapy, the following was found:
54% of the neurofeedback patients experienced complete remission of headaches for 1 year.
An additional 39% of the neurofeedback patients experienced 50% or better reduction in their headaches for 1 year.
Only 6% of the neurofeedback patients experienced little or no improvement in their headaches.
0% of the drug patients experienced complete remission of their headaches.
8% of the drug patients experienced 50% or better remission of their headaches.
68% of the drug patients experience no significant change in their symptoms.
The study concluded that "QEEG-guided neurofeedback appears to be dramatically effective in abolishing or significantly reducing migraine frequency in the great majority of patients with recurrent migraine headaches."
Walker, J.E. (2011) QEEG-Guided neurofeedback for recurrent migraine headaches. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 42(1) 59-61.