If you suffer from migraine, you normally take medications when your strong headache beings, but now there is a non-pharmacological way to cope with migraine symptoms. This device is developed by Rambam Medical Center physicians and has been published in the journal Neurology-a fine patch with tiny electrode attached to the arm.
Yarnitsky, CEO of the startup Theranica, developed this device that resembles music player. Called Nerivio, this invention is self-contained and fully integrated family of therapeutic patches suited to be easily worn at any place and at any time. Company is not only planning patches, but many other wearable devices, and almost all of them are controlled by smartphone apps. The devices are personal, effective, disposable, non-invasive, and cost just a fraction of the price of similar products on the market, he proudly said.
“Theranica actually redefines migraine headache treatment with the help of neuromodulation. So instead of placing electrodes or other difficult-to-handle devices on the head, the patient can easily attach our clinically-tested wearable patch to their arm and can quickly launch a completely personalized pain-relief program.”
This device is actually stuck to the patient’s skin between the shoulder and the elbow in a discreet way. It sends out weak electrical signals that can be easily controlled via a smart phone application.
Over 68 percent of the patient’s tested in the published study in October 2016 said their migraine pain was alleviated by this device from quite serious to moderate suffering to almost light or no pain at all-equal to many expensive medications taken to handle migraine pain that also take much longer to work.
Yarnitzy explained that this device, used for just 25 minutes, can easily banish the migraine pain and can change the lives of millions of migraine sufferers. A much longer clinical study on this innovative device will begin soon in the US and Israel.