Supported in part by NIMH Grant #MH-22296 and NSF Grant #SO41125; conducted at the Laboratory for Behavioral Research, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook.
VASCULAR REACTIVITY OF MIGRAINEURS AND NON-MIGRAINEURS: A COMPARISON OF RESPONSES TO SELF-CONTROL PROCEDURES
Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 210–217, November 1976
How to Cite
Price, K. P. and Tursky, B. (1976), VASCULAR REACTIVITY OF MIGRAINEURS AND NON-MIGRAINEURS: A COMPARISON OF RESPONSES TO SELF-CONTROL PROCEDURES. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 16: 210–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1976.hed1605210.x
- Issue online: 23 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication: 8/8/76
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The responses to training of an autonomic relaxation response (peripheral vasodilatation) were studied. Forty migraine sufferers and forty controls were assigned to one of four treatments: (1) binary and analog feedback, (2) yoked (false) feedback, (3) relaxation-tape induction, and (4) neutral-tape control. The integral change of digital and extracranial blood volume was measured during one session. Responses of migraine sufferers were markedly different from normal subjects. No incremental utility of biofeedback over a simple relaxation procedure in the production of peripheral vasodilatation was found. High positive correlations were found between digital and extracranial blood volume changes.