In April 2017, FDA approved gammaCore, a non-invasive vagus nerve stimuluation (nVNS) for treating episodic cluster headaches.
There have been amazing developments of gammaCore in the last few years. It’s available in few countries around the world, but this is the first time approved in the US.
This device has been very successful in treating cluster headaches and migraines. Even though the recent approval was for episodic cluster, there is also a strong evidence that vagus nerve stimulation can help patients suffering from chronic cluster and chronic migraine.
This hand-held device can be used directly by patients, and is small enough to carry along. It’s painless and non-invasive and just need to be held against your neck for around 90 seconds.
Using the gammaCore device
You can see the video that shows exactly how gammaCore is used. Also check more research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation.
Currently, this device is available for sale in the US only on prescription. However, you can check on the company’s website for updates.