The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical device for preventing migraines. The device, called Cefaly works by stimulating nerves beneath the forehead.

It’s shaped like a tiara and is placed above the person’s eyes. It delivers an electric current, creating a tingling sensation.

Patients are meant to use Cefaly no more than 20 minutes per day.

The manufacturer of the device is STX-Med., based in Belgium. No prescription is needed to purchase one. Already sold in Canada, the device was found at the Costco Warehouse site.

Dr. Robbins has the device in his office if you would like to try it before considering the purchase of one……   cnn 3/12/14

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