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'Cefaly' Migraine Band Claims To Reduce Impact Of Migraine Headaches

18/03/2014 15:30 GMT | Updated 18/03/2014 15:59 GMT

A new health gadget claims to be able to provide transformative relief to migraine sufferers -- without the use of drugs.

The Cefaly headband, which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) according to Pocket-lint, uses "nerve stimulation" tech to treat headaches in a way that - despite its sci-fi looks - is arguably more "natural" than using pain killers.

Developed by STX-Med in Belgium, the headband essentially comprises an electrode along which tingling shocks are applied for periods of up to 20 minutes per day.

This "transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation" is not said to be painful, but can lead to tingling sensations for users.

If you're interested you can try the device out for 40 days, paying just £43 in shipping costs for the privilidge. If you like it you keep it and pay a total of £259. If you don't - or you find that it doesn't work for you - you can send it back with just the price of a video game forfeit.

At least one study has found that the headband was able to reduce the incidence of migraines for many wearers. But as ever you'll have to try it (or not) to know for sure.