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Is migraine ruining your day? Try using a Magnet

by FFE Health News Staff

 

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Migraine is a persistent ailment that affects one in four women and one in 12 Brits. Fortunately, a British non-government body may just have found a solution: a magnet device.

 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reported that the trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can help people who suffer from migraine. This technique can be applied to patients whose aches can’t be lessened by treatments like painkillers.

 

The TMS was first developed in 2010 and tested by experts from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. It is a portable device attached to the patient’s scalp to deliver a magnetic pulse.

 

According to tests, 40% of 200 patients reported no pain two hours after using the device. Research suggested that the frequencies in TMS had effects on the brain regions that show activity during migraine attacks.

 

However, NICE clarified that more tests must be made to know the method’s long-term efficiency and safety.

 

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