Catecholamines and Migraine: Evidence Based on Biofeedback Induced Changes

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Evidence from several sources indicate an association between arousal and adrenomedullary activation and migraine. Biofeedback therapy is well established as an antimigraine measure. The effect of biofeedback induced relaxation on plasma catecholamines and monoamine oxidase activity was studied; significant decreases were found in both the biochemical values following relaxation therapy. The antimigraine action of biofeedback is explained based on these findings.

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