According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control), 14.2% of U.S. adults experience a severe headache or migraine in the previous 3 months. For women between the ages of 18 and 44, the 3 month prevalence of migraine is 23.5%. making it one of the greatest health problems experienced in the U.S..
Migraines can have many causes, ranging from vision issues, hormonal imbalances, head injury and muscle tension, to simply changes in barometric pressure. However many people who experiencing migraine have a pattern of distinctively hyper-aroused brain activity, seen in EEG by excess amplitudes of EEG in the high beta frequency band.
Neurofeedback to reduce this cortical hyper-arousal, and calm the brain, is highly effective in alleviating migraines. Gray Matters has an established record of calming the irritated brain, and bringing relief to migraine sufferers, as the qEEGs below illustrate.