according to a website dedicated to all things migraine (not a good thing, believe me), there are more than 37 million people suffering from migraines in the U.S. alone, while WHO estimated that 47% of the adult population have headache at least once within 2011. so it is suffice to say that migraine and headache are the most common neurological condition that are not going away anytime soon. migraine often involves recurring headache, but it is not a disease; rather, it is a multi-symptom disorder of the central nerves system, which is also linked with other symptoms including extreme sensitivity to light and noise (and sometimes even smell), nausea, vomiting, dizziness and even visual disturbances.
thankfully, there are prescription medications that help to relieve this painful experience, but then again, not everyone is suitable to these medicines due to allergy and such. this is where Cefaly can help. Cefaly is a battery-powered plastic headband that sends small electric pulses to the trigeminal nerve, where headache starts, taking a stab at the root of the problem. Cefaly can be used for treatment or prevention, and the best part is, it has little or no side effects as compared to medication. as far as the U.S. is concerned, Cefaly has only been approved by FDA recently and can be acquired through Cefaly website for $295. though it is worthy to note that medical prescription is necessary for the purchase – just thought that you should know.
check out a short clip after the fold to learn more about how Cefaly works and while you are there, you might also want to learn more about the ins and outs of migraine from Hank Green in another clip further down the page.