Zapping Migraine Shows Promise
There's good news about abortive treatment of Migraine with aura - without medications. A portable Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) device that is in clinical trials is showing great promise and may be FDA approved and available for use sometime this year.
Study results were presented at the 50th annual scientific meeting of American Headache Society in June. According to Richard B. Lipton, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and study lead investigator,
"In a rigorous double blind study, TMS has been shown to be more effective than sham stimuli in the treatment of migraine with aura. TMS will provide an important treatment, particularly for people who have migraine with aura and want an effective alternative to medications."
The TMS device is used to deliver a magnetic pulse to the brain...
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