Non-Invasive Electrical Stimulation Prevents The Frequency Of Migraine Attacks (+VIDEO)



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People suffering from migraines often have throbbing pain, chills, depression, sensitivity to light, nausea. To relieve their suffering a team of researchers lead by Dr. Jean Schoenen of the Headache Research Unit at the University of Liège in Belgium is now studying the use of non-invasive electrical stimulation. Unlike usual medications that have many side effects, repeated stimulation of the supraorbital nerve can change the activity of brain centers involved in the control of pain. In the course of the study 67 participants suffering from migraine attacks received a 20 minutes daily stimulation for three months or they were given a fake stimulation that delivered too little to have an effect. The results of such treatment were similar to those of drugs that are used to prevent migraine: about 38 percent of patients who received the stimulation had at least a 50 percent reduction in the frequency of migraines, compared to 12 percent for those who wore the deficient device. Moreover, there were no side effects from the stimulation! A device to deliver the stimulation can’t be currently used for migraines treatment, cause it has first to be approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the U.S.), however Cefaly, a Canadian company, has developed a high-tech headband reducing the frequency of migraines with the help of neurostimulation. The company claims that migraine headaches are less frequent, less painful, and simply disappear. You can learn more about the device in the promotional video below.
Via:mnn.com

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