Belgian company Cefaly Technology has developed a cutting-edge electric headband that relieves migraine headaches by acting on nerve cells that transmit migraine pain signals to the brain.
Roughly ten percent of people suffer from migraines, which can be devastatingly debilitating.
The Cefaly electronic headband has an electrode that covers the middle of the forehead and sends electrical impulses to nerves. This leads to an increase in the production of endorphins, which inhibit the transmission of pain signals. Essentially, the electric impulses block the entry of migraine pain into the nervous system.
Aside from preventing migraine pain, the headband has the added advantage of producing no side-effects, a common problem with pain-killers and other migraine medications.
The headband is safe to use for all ages, although it is recommended only to patients over eight years old as a precautionary measure. It is also an excellent choice for pregnant or nursing mothers who have to refrain from using pain-killers.