An effective method to reduce the intensity of attacks is biofeedback for migraine. It is now the most widely recommended alternative treatment for migraines.
Traditional mainstream medicine has proven its efficiency for reducing the frequency of migraine attacks in numerous studies and so the popularity grows.
I tried a temperature biofeedback for migraine system, but to be brutally honest, I found no relief.
Focusing on my cold hands and trying to make them warm ... warm and relaxed, did not reduce my excruciating migraine pain in any way.
Nor could I warm my hands without using a hot water bottle. It was not until I used the Wild Divine System, that I got results.
Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Dean Ornish are involved with the Wild Divine healing system. Along with the software on CD, it simply hooks up to your home computer and you have attachments for your fingers on one hand.
1. Install the Software 2. Plug It In 3. Get Instant Feedback
The biofeedback sensors attached to your fingers pick up the subtle
signals produced by your mind and body during the exercises and provide
your data to the computer where you can see it. "You can't improve what
you can't measure."
You can practice the exercises as you listen to relaxing music and watch soothing visuals transform on your screen, or you can switch to the grapher mode and track your reactions as they rise and fall in synch with your state of mind, thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
The program was much more challenging than I anticipated. I thought it would be easy because I am a long term meditator. I was wrong, but I persevered and have since found numerous benefits.
Biofeedback works on the assumption that our body has a “natural potential and ability to influence certain autonomic (involuntary) functions."
AKA - we can train our minds to control our body temperature. And for some other things!
This system uses Wild Divine IomPro biofeedback sensors with computers and computerized monitors to help us learn and train ourselves to use our minds to control our bodies to alter, change the course of, the outcome of stressful situations and threats.
I found the voice instructions relaxing and easy to follow. Once we master the exercises resulting in greater relaxation, we also achieve some ability to use our minds to control and calm our heart rate and alter the body temperature in our hands.
Then assuredly we can use the same technique anywhere and any time, with no further need for the sophisticated equipment. Thus giving us the training to act on our first early warning sign that a migraine is on its way.
Biofeedback for migraines is commonly used for stress management and is typically accompanied by a guided meditation.
I found it much easier to train my mind using this system than just training it (my mind) by myself.
Biofeedback devices have had very successful results for migraine prevention in children in the past. Instead of sitting in a dull office with the psychologist, this one is made to be fun.
Children usually learn to use a biofeedback system much quicker and easier than adults, which is good news for parents. So if you have kids that experience headaches or migraines, don't wait to try out this biofeedback system.
I suggest you persevere if you are learning this as an adult as I found that I needed great patience to get good enough to advance through the levels. It is not as easy as one might think!
Having said that, this is much easier and more fun than most of the other things I've
tried to rid myself of the horrific migraines.
Wild Divine offers step by step training with masters and mentors such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Zen Master Nissim Amon. It offers access to the very best mentors and teachers, all on your own time schedule.
You will learn: Mind/Body Training, Meditation, and Mindfulness Training with Wild Divine's Powerful IomPro Sensor.
Wild Divine is based on the scientifically proven effectiveness of biofeedback training.
Now, you can experience this highly effective technology in
the privacy of your own home or office, on demand, at a fraction of the
cost of going to an office for weekly sessions. You can use this to prevent your migraines to the best of your ability! They have a bundle deal and the personal Relaxing Rhythms beautifully interactive 15-Step Guided Training Program. You will learn the tools to build a happier, more grounded, pain free life.
Experience some other benefits for yourself as well. Be happier, more peaceful, more at ease, more compassionate ... become more patient and improve your relationships.
This can help your children (if you have any) to develop self-confidence and self-control, and be more prepared for what life brings. Be it migraines, or not.
For more information regarding the different kinds of biofeedback machines and the goals of training, please read our article on biofeedback and migraines.
This three minute video will give you some idea of the initial part of the program.
Until next time, be well and be pain free.
Biofeedback for Migraine Reduction