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Cefaly External Neurostimulation Device for Preventing & Aborting Migraine Attacks

Cefaly, an electrical nerve stimulation device that is worn like a headband across the forehead and stimulates the nerves through the skin, is my latest experiment in preventing and aborting migraines. There's a ton of information to share, so I'm breaking it up into several posts, starting with the...

FDA Approves Cefaly for Migraine Prevention

[caption id="attachment_6504" align="alignright" width="258"] (i can't believe I'm posting a selfie with a Cefaly.)[/caption] The FDA has approved the Cefaly for migraine prevention in the U.S., according to an announcement from the agency yesterday. Purchasing details aren't available yet, but...

Cefaly Insurance Coverage Update

“Is Cefaly covered by insurance?” is the question I’ve been asked most since the device was approved. The answer is probably not, but your insurance company may cover it as they would any TENS unit. Cefaly does not currently have a procedure code (also called a CPT code), which is required for an...

Cefaly Availble in the US, Insurance Coverage

If you're in the US, you can now order a Cefaly from Cefaly.us. The device itself is $295 (plus $29 for shipping) and a three-pack of electrodes is $25. You must send a copy of your prescription before they will send your order. Devices will be delivered beginning the first week of April. Here's...

Regular TENS Unit Instead of Cefaly?

"Can I use a regular TENS unit instead of Cefaly?" I've been asked this questions so many times that I know others are curious and haven't asked. I can't give you a direct yes or no, but here's what I've seen headache specialists say about it. Writing for the American Headache Society, headache...