Drug-free headache relief


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The va­gus nerve is a pow­er­ful bun­dle of fibers. The body’s long­est cra­nial nerve, it weaves it­self from the brain­stem and down through the ab­domen. Stim­u­lat­ing it al­ters nerve func­tion­ing in helpful ways, like stop­ping clus­ter headaches, which cause ex­cru­ci­at­ing pain. GammaCore is the first non­in­va­sive va­gus stim­u­la­tor for pa­tient use. The de­vice ex­cites the nerve with elec­tri­cal pulses to calm the headaches.

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