How does Cefaly work?
Most headaches and migraines involve the trigeminal nerve. Its superior branch ends at the exit of the eye socket, underneath the skin of the forehead.
An adhesive electrode is positioned on the forehead and Cefaly connects to this. Through the electrode, Cefaly generates precise micro-impulses in order to stimulate the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve.
Neurostimulation of the trigeminal nerve with Cefaly® produces a sedative effect. Regular repetition of this sedative effect helps reduce the number of attacks of migraine.
Does Cefaly hurt?
The sensation produced by Cefaly is strange and unusual, but most people get used to it quickly after a few sessions. However some people are more sensitive and may find the sensation produced by Cefaly painful. If this is the case for you, simply press the button during the session when the sensation becomes slightly uncomfortable to limit its intensity.
Only 1.25% of patients cannot stand the sensation produced by Cefaly and therefore are unable to carry out the treatment correctly.
Does insurance cover Cefaly?
From me: No freaking way! Cost me ~$400.00 out of pocket. Having a chronic illness is freaking expensive!!