FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device for Cluster Headache
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation device for the treatment of pain from cluster headaches in adults. The FDA release was based on placebo-controlled trials. In one of the trials 47.5% of those treated with the active device were pain-free 15 minutes later vs 6.2% of those receiving placebo. Treatment-related adverse events in trials were considered to be mild and transient. This method “does not have the side effects or dose limitations of commonly prescribed treatments or the need for invasive implantation procedures, which can be inconvenient, costly, and high-risk,” Stephen Silberstein, MD, director of the Headache Center at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, said in a statement.
This is an important step forward to see the medical community accepting another alternative therapy that uses energy to affect the vagus nerve to impact improvements in other areas of the body. The Magnesphere has some similarities to the hand-held device used in the study because it also works directly on the vagus nerve. However there are two key differences: 1. The Magnesphere uses low level magnetic resonance instead of electrical stimulation, and 2. The Magnesphere works on the entire body, providing benefits to other systems and organs at the same as providing relief for cluster headaches and migraines.
The Magnesphere recently helped a pain management executive – someone who comes from a field where drugs are usually the “go to” solution for pain – find relief from her cluster headache when she tried the Magnesphere. Here is her story:
The Magnesphere works by providing deep relaxation and restoring balance to the autonomic nervous system. This allows the body to function optimally, often resulting in less pain, better digestion, better sleep, and many other health benefits.
Results not Typical. This testimonial is based on the experience of a one person and you may not have similar results. The average person will experience an enhanced feeling of relaxation.