Ask anyone unfortunate enough to have suffered migraine(s) about how debilitating they can be and watch their face contort. While some sufferers don’t experience pain with their symptoms, for others the pain is real and intense.
Until relatively recently the ‘migraine process’ was thought to have been caused solely by abnormalities in the cranial blood vessels. However, it is now recognised that migraine pain can result not only from impaired cerebral blood flow, but from neuronal instability which itself affects blood vessels. Both processes are the result of metabolic insufficiency, and can be targeted by both neurofeedback and photobiomodulation.
In the absence of a cure, the best option is to reduce the likelihood of symptoms occurring. The role of Neurofeedback is to assess brain wave patterns and retrain the brain to function optimally. Some of our clients experience complete relief in as few as six sessions while others can take up to 40 sessions for permanent change. The length of time required is determined not only by the individuals brain structure and history but also by any other factors impacting on the efficiency of the brain.
Photobiomodulation can also help reduce symptoms of migraine by improving cerebral blood flow. The Brain Training Centre offers an advanced form of intranasal red light therapy for migraines utilising the VieLight. Our nasal cavity is highly vascularised, and so light is readily absorbed by the blood flow here. Red blood cells within the capillaries contain porphyrins which absorb specific frequencies of light. This electromagnetic energy is then delivered to the mitochondria, improving overall homeostatic functioning. The VieLight also penetrates the skull, thus directly influencing the nervous system.
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If you suffer migraines, there is no need to endure this unpredictable and debilitating condition.
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