A Cure For Your Headache

The BBC is running an article about this device:

The hand-held device creates a short-lived electromagnetic field which ‘interrupts’ the migraine.

At the American Headache Society meeting researchers said the device was effective in treating nausea, noise and light sensitivity.

UK experts said the findings were interesting but warned it needed to be tested in a much larger study.

People who suffer from migraine headaches often describe seeing showers of shooting stars, zigzagging lines and flashing lights, and experiencing loss of vision, weakness, tingling or confusion.

These neural disturbances or ‘auras’ signal the onset of migraine headaches.

The device, called TMS, delivers a strong electric current through a metal coil, which creates an intense magnetic field for about one millisecond.

The theory is that the electrical charge interrupts the aura phase of the migraine before it leads to headaches.”

Call me skeptical, but this device looks like it has more potential to create headaches. Make one slip while using it and you might end up knocking yourself out. Of course that would help in the short term but once you came to you probably wouldn’t feel al that refreshed or happy.

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4 Comments

  1. Ezzie June 27, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Actually, I find it very interesting… I get migraines (thank God rare after years of constant ones), and I’ve often found that having something vibrating or hot or something about where they’re pointing that… thing often helps to break up the migraine somewhat. Maybe I was on to something!

  2. Jack's Shack June 26, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Attila,

    It is a taser that was redesigned. 😉

    BG,

    Very.

  3. BarnGoddess June 26, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    I totally agree there, scary contraption!

  4. Attila June 26, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Isn’t that a blow-dryer?

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