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FDA Approves Migraine Band


Updated June 27, 2014

You may have heard that the FDA approved Cefaly, a headband device that migraineurs can use to prevent migraine attacks. This battery-operated band attaches to a migraineur's forehead with self-adhesive electrodes. It stimulates the branches of the trigeminal nerve, which is a nerve in the face that senses pain and has been linked to the pathophysiology or the "why" behind migraines.

This is the first transcutaenous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device approved for migraine prevention (not treatment!), and its approval was based off results from the PREMICE trial.

What are your thoughts? Would you try this device?



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