Muscle cells and Nerve cells are the only two types of cells that respond well to electrical stimulus: Cefaly was designed to work specifically on nerve cells affected by pain.
Cefaly works by introducing safe, and painless electric impulses to act on the very nerves that transmit migraine pain, a bifurcation of nerves known as the trigeminal nerve. Often referred to as “the great sensory nerve of the head and neck”, the trigeminal nerve is an Endorphin-producing mechanism that carries information about touch, temperature, perception and pain from the face and scalp to the brainstem.
The patented Cefaly design covers this bifurcation and therefore acts on the main part of the trigeminal nerve. Through an electrode covering the middle of the forehead, Cefaly sustains a constant link between migraine pain specific nerves and the electric impulses it generates. Cefaly transmits extremely specific and perfectly adapted electrical impulses to safely stimulate the trigeminal nerve.
Cefaly generates very precise electrical impulses to stimulate the nerve fibers selectively. As the impulses are produced very slowly, they are virtually imperceptible. Cefaly’s advanced technology enables an electronic feedback mechanism to adjust the electrical impulses to the specific requirements of the individual user for personalized efficacy and comfort.
Cefaly specifically stimulates the endorphin-producing, and the touch sensitive nerve fibers of the trigeminal nerve. Cefaly purposely increases the production of endorphins and the influx of touch sensitivity – a mechanism called the Gateway Control System – both are increased to the point that they do not leave any space for the influx of pain stimulus. With a higher level of endorphins, the trigger threshold of headaches or migraine pain is altered by partially blocking the entry of migraine pain into the nervous system.
- Pain Prevention: A prevention program designed to increase the production of endorphins and raises the trigger threshold of the pain.
- No Side effects: Stop depending on pain killers and side effect producing medication. Cefaly can replace or reduce the consumption of painkilling medication, with no side-effects.
- Effective pain relief: An Attack program blocks pain and provides relief during attacks.
- Reduce Stress: An anti-stress program produces general relaxation and a strong sense of well-being.
Is it safe?
Cefaly is harmless and very safe to use. Its safety has been demonstrated in test and clinical studies. Cefaly is a patented medical device supported by numerous clinical studies and safety tests.
Clinically studied over 5 years in university hospital pain clinics and in specialist laboratories. Designed and developed in line with a strict risk analysis compliant with international standard ISO 14971 applicable to medical equipment.
Cefaly complies with directive 93/42/EEC pertaining to medical devices and with all associated international IEC standards.
Who can use Cefaly?
Migraine Headaches affect people of all ages. Cefaly is designed to only act on physiological mechanisms therefore it is not age dependent, although as an added precaution, we recommend it only to children over 8 years old.
Cefaly is ideal for pregnant or nursing mothers who have no choice but to stay away from dangerous pain killing medication.
If used as directed, children over 8 years old may use Cefaly if supervised by an adult.
Any side effects?
Cefaly was designed with safety in mind, all the substances and materials used are bio-compatible and have been subjected to skin testing.
No clinical studies carried out with Cefaly have revealed any evidence of side effects or problems.
Millions of pain treatments using Cefaly have been monitored and no problems or side effects were reported.
Precautions & Recommendations
- Do not use Cefaly while driving
- Redness of the skin in the area around the electrode may persist for a few minutes after the session has ended
- If you have had recent brain or facial trauma
- If you have a skin abrasion on the forehead in the area of application of the electrode
- If you have Meniere’s disease