An Israeli company has developed a connected cuff that could offer a non-drug alternative for relieving migraines. Already licensed in the United States, a new study has shown an efficacy of around 60% in patients with chronic migraines.
Here is finally an effective, non-drug treatment for migraines, according to a study published in the journal . Usually, people with must juggle between traditional painkillers, often ineffective, and preventive treatment with side effects that can be difficult to bear. The Israeli firm Theranica offers an alternative in the form of a connected armband called Nerivio.
The device works through a process called remote electrical neuromodulation. Theof the arm are stimulated by electrical impulses to trigger the conditioned modulation of the , a mechanism by which pain is inhibited by more severe pain elsewhere in the body. The remote control makes it possible to achieve this effect thanks to a painless.
An effective two-hour treatment in 60% of patients
The study tested the device on 91 people with(CCQ), in other words crises of 15 days a month for at least three months. 59.3% of patients saw a decrease in pain after two hours of treatment, and 20.9% saw the pain disappear completely. Of these, 64.4% were still relieved after 24 hours. The device was also successful in eliminating nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia in 40-50% of patients who reported these .
This study is performed on patients with chronic migraines, but Theranica says Nerivio is suitable for all. The cuff has already been cleared by the United States Medicines Agency ( ) and patients can choose the intensity of treatment via a on their smartphone (iOS and Android). Finally, it should be noted that an armband is limited to 12 treatments of 45 minutes and that the firm has not communicated on a possible launch in France.