HOW DOES IT WORK?
Most headaches and migraines involve the trigeminal nerve. Its superior branch ends at the exit of the eye socket, underneath the skin of the forehead.
An adhesive electrode is positioned on the forehead and Cefaly connects to this. Through the electrode, Cefaly generates precise micro-impulses in order to stimulate the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve.
Neurostimulation of the trigeminal nerve with Cefaly® produces a relaxing effect. Regular repetition of this relaxing effect helps reduce the number of attacks of headache and migraine.
Cefaly works via an electrode applied to the forehead. Each electrode is used between 15 and 30 times, sometimes more.
It is extremely important to cleanse and degrease the skin on the forehead so that the electrode will effectively stick to the skin. The skin should be cleansed with soap and water or with one of the “Prepare” cleansing wipes supplied with the device. After use, the electrode is put back on its clear plastic backing strip and then stored in its pouch to prevent it from drying out.
The more medication intake the more the patient becomes immune to the medication reducing its effectiveness and resulting in more migraine occurences. In addition, Cefaly has reported side effects of only 4.3% in patients vs. 50% (avg. used for typical oral medications prescribed for migraines).
The current indications for using Cefaly are:
* Common migraine
* Migraine with aura
* Ophthalmic migraine
* Episodic migraine
* Chronic migraine
* Menstrual migraine
* Anterior tension type headache
* Posterior tension type headache
* Chronic headache
* Occipital neuralgia