Electronic device that could end migraine misery

November 5th, 2016
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A high tech headband could offer relief for millions of people who suffer with migraines. England’s health watchdog gave the green light for the new Cefaly device to be used on the NHS. The headband tackles migraines by sending mild electrical pulses into the forehead, just above the eye.

Worn for 20 minutes a day – or whenever a migraine strikes – it has been shown to reduce the severity and frequency of attacks in four out of ten patients. It does this by relaxing the trigeminal nerve – which runs through the skull and is thought to be the source of migraines.

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