By this way Karin C. learned to control her artery through minds. However, training is necessary. “At the beginning I thought at ice cubes in a cold coke.” She expected that the lines moved a little bit together. But the contrary happened. The reason was logical but also surprising. Karin C. thought at the same time that a cold drink tastes good on high temperatures. The thoughts of heat were stronger and that was reported back on the monitor. If Karin C. thought only of ice cubes, the lines moved together. “It was surprising to see that I can influence my body with such imagines”, says Karin C. enthusiastically.
Same effect like drugs
Tension headache can also be treated with this method. The electrical potential of muscles on the back on the head, neck and shoulders are measured, though. Studies show that the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks and of tension headache can be reduced by 30 to 50 percent due to biofeedback. These results are similar to drug therapy, only without harmful side effects.
But first the patients have to clear a hurdle. Not all doctors know this method. “I read about biofeedback in the internet”, says Karin C. If ice cubes in her head might reduce the migraine attacks permanently remains to be seen. Karin C. just returned back from her stay in hospital.