There is a wealth of outcome research demonstrating that these two disorders can be effectively treated with biofeedback techniques. For tension headaches, BFRT, with placements of the EMG sensors in the frontal location, combined with general relaxation techniques, such as PMR has been shown to be effective. Utilization of specific muscle feedback of the muscles of the face, neck, and cervical area has also proven effective. This author recommends the combination of frontal EMG feedback, PMR, and specific muscle feedback of the face, neck, and cervical area. The muscles selected for the feedback are determined by a dynamic EMG assessment.
For biofeedback treatment of migraines the treatment of choice is finger temperature feedback combined with a relaxation technique, such as autogenic training. For those clients unresponsive to the finger temperature feedback, usually frontal EMG feedback will be effective. Based on the outcome research, biofeedback should be the treatment of choice for children who suffer from migraines.
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