EFFECTS OF BIOFEEDBACK UPON SUPPRESSION OF MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS AND PLASMA DOPAMINE-β-HYDROXYLASE ACTIVITY

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  • Supported in part by the Nebraska Fund for Mental Health Research.

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

This study demonstrates symptomatic improvement of migraine achieved by combined methods of concentrative meditation, biofeedback, and relaxation training. As a correlate of this treatment, the plasma levels of dopamine-β-hydroxylase activity decreased. An identical treatment regime in a control subject produced only transient minimal decreases in blood levels of DBH activity.

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