Vibratory stimulation to neck is a valuable treatment for Tension headaches, Dr. F. Cankat Tulunay informed Second International Headache Congress.

Tension Headache is a part of anxiety neurosia symptom complex. Dr. Cankat during an experiment applied a vibrator with moderate pressure for 30 minutes to the necks of 10 adults.

Seven reported significant improvement during the first session. Two did not report any ‘relief and one could not tolerate the vibration for more than a few seconds said Dr. Tylunay of Univ. of Ankara (Turkey) Faculty of Medicine.

Another study conducted by Dr. Shoenen of Headache clinic at Baviere Univ. Hospital Liege Belgium, used Electromyography (EMG) biofeedback and promising results were reported by tension headache sufferers. Biofeedback is frequently used to learn to relax and relaxation of the body appears to have a beneficial effect in tension headache.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 29, 1985