Frequently Asked Questions
It is a hand held, portable air ear insufflator designed specifically to be used by a patient, to create neuromodulation for the goal of migraine relief. (Insufflation is the medical introduction of a gas into a body cavity).
During the 18 month clinical trial there were no reported adverse side effect from using the Migraine Stopper™️. The patented “migraine relief valve” increases the safety of the device to use, and helps to ensure a correct level of air pulsing each and every time it is used.
When used the Migraine Stopper™️ should never cause pain or discomfort. The sensation in the ear can feel unusual for some people, but should not be painful. If there is any discomfort, stop and see your health care practitioner.
Results like for most therapies may vary from person to person, but we believe that most people may get relief from their migraines, within about 15 minutes.
No. Any ear discomfort must be looked at by your health care practitioner. Only use the Migraine Stopper™️ on ears that are pain free.
If you are suffering from or susceptible to any of the following conditions, do NOT use the Migraine Stopper™️ and immediately see your health care practitioner:
Migraines are multifactorial in their origin but overactivity of the brain stem at the trigeminal nucleus is considered to be a major factor in a migraine developing.
Yes. Children unfortunately can also be victims of migraine. We suggest that for children, a responsible adult should oversee and help the child to make sure they are using the device properly. Your Migraine Stopper™️ comes with two different sized ear pieces. Make sure you chose the ear piece (normally the smaller one) that makes the best airtight seal. In sure that you start off gently. You do not need to push the bulb completely to get a clinical effect. Migraine Stopper™️ in this circumstance should only be used under adult supervision.
If there is anything in the ear canal, whether that be water, or any other substance, the Migraine Stopper™️ should not be used until the ear canal is clear and unobstructed.
Migraine sufferers can experience a migraine hangover which occurs after the migraine has finished, often on the next day. It has been described as feeling like a hangover ie the same feeling you can get after a big night out drinking too much alcohol.
The Migraine Stopper™️ works by using specific gentle air pressure to flex the ear drum. If you have a blockage due to wax the Migraine StopperTM cannot do its job.
This is a really exciting area of current research. Anecdotally a significant number of clinical trial participants, reported that their migraine frequency was reduced after using the Migraine Stopper™️.