Anyone who’s had a migraine knows how debilitating it can be. Now, U.S. researchers say a device that zaps migraine pain by emitting electromagnetic pulses has shown a lot of promise.
39 per cent of the study participants were be pain-free two hours after using the device called a transcranial magnetic stimulator.
The hand-held device sends an electric current through the brain. Researchers say it interrupts auras — visual disturbances, such as shooting stars, zigzagging lines or flashing lights — that are caused by neuron excitability.
According to researchers the device’s pulses are painless and safe.
The study was funded by the device’s manufacturer, NeuraLieve. It’s findings were reported at the annual American Headache Society.