We combine our expertise and experience of treating migraine using bioelectronic medicine modalities, with a Digital Treatment Unit and online consultations to prescribe a treatment tailored for you to manage your migraines and headaches yourself, safely and without taking drugs. Not just acute attacks can be halted (one piece of research suggested that bioelectronic approaches work faster to relieve migraines than conventional medications) but the treatment prescription can also be adapted to prevent attacks happening in the first place.
Research over the past decade has shown that one of the causes of migraines is a change in electrical excitability in certain parts of the brain; other disturbances can come into play too such as imbalances in the autonomic nervous system and inflammatory transmitters.(1)(2) Researchers said that “overlap and interplay among these areas” may explain why a bioelectronic medicine approach can be effective and safe “in the context of clinical evidence supporting its safety and efficacy as acute and preventive therapy for both cluster headache and migraine”.
In an online consultation we show you how to apply tiny electrical pulses to the surface of the body (electrostimulation) using our Digital Electronic Treatment Unit. Depending on where the pulse is applied, and the frequency - number of pulses per second - different effects are triggered in the body which are relevant for the treatment of migraine and headache. Each prescription is tailored to you and your specific needs, so, for instance, if your migraines are triggered by periods we can take account of that, and adapt the treatment prescriptions accordingly.
(1) Silberstein SD, Yuan H, Najib U, Ailani J, Morais AL, Mathew PG, Liebler E, Tassorelli C, Diener HC. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for primary headache: A clinical update. Cephalalgia. 2020 Oct;40(12):1370-1384. doi: 10.1177/0333102420941864. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 32718243.(2) Chen SP, Ay I, Lopes de Morais A, et al. Vagus nerve stimulation inhibits cortical spreading depression. Pain. 2016;157(4):797-805. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000437
We have seen many patients over the years suffering from migraines, other types of headache, or face pain. We have found that ‘no needle’ electro-acupuncture has been very effective in helping many of these patients.
It was first suggested more than 30 years ago that acupuncture was more effective than drugs in the treatment of migraine, as a study from ‘The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases’, London, demonstrated in 1984. (1)
More recent research shows that ‘no needle’ electroacupuncture, in particular transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, is effective in reducing the severity and frequency of migraines and other types of headaches. The research suggests that it works more speedily than medication and gives more lasting relief of symptoms. Modern studies with MRI scans have shown that electroacupuncture modifies areas of the brain which are associated with migraine in particular, and chronic pain in general.
For patients with persistent pain in the face and jaw area such as TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) syndrome or atypical facial pain ‘no needle’ electro acupuncture provides another possibility for treatment which you can manage at home with our treatments.
(1) Jnl. of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychiatry 1984; 47. 333-7