Relaxation: How to setup a regular relaxation practice for migraine management
It may seem difficult to start a relaxation program, but it can be accomplished if you break it down into manageable steps. What techniques can be used to manage stress and mental exhaustion? Different techniques have been studied: Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) Biofeedback (to read…
Interesting facts on sleep and migraine
Sleep is essential to the good function of the brain Without any sleep for many days, humans start to hallucinate, then die. Sleep is an active process of the brain, involving many neurotransmitters and what we call «the biological clock». Our electric rythms change during…
Exercise and migraine
What are the physical effects of exercise that impact migraine biology? Exercise has multiple physical effects. It influences the hormonal system, the vascular system, and the inflammatory state of our body. It will also change the metabolism of neurotransmitters like serotonin, opioids, endocannabinoids and CGRP….
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): I want to try it, how can I proceed?
How does CBT work? CBT works by helping you change how you think, feel, and act, to help prevent headaches or help you cope better with headaches you do have. It helps you learn new coping strategies, such as managing headache triggers, deep breathing and…
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: is it a good option to improve migraine?
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that focuses on changing negative patterns of thinking and behaviour. CBT helps people learn new ways of thinking and behaving to reduce stress, improve mood, and cope better with problems. CBT…
Caffeine: a blessing and a curse
Coffee is everywhere in our society, with Starbucks and Tim Hortons at every corner. Drinking coffee is part of our social events and routines. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that plays a dual role in migraine, being both beneficial and harmful. Caffeine is…
What is biofeedback and should I try it?
What is biofeedback exactly? The principle of bio feedback is to monitor your body parameters and use different techniques to bring your body and brain back in a relaxed state. Electrodes are used to monitor the heart rate, blood pressure, brain waves, breathing, skin sweat…
THE MIGRAINE TREE
- ACUTE TREATMENTS
- DEVICES AND NEUROMULATIOIN
- PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURES AND INJECTIONS
- SELF-CARE AND LIFESTYLE
- SOCIAL LIFE