Can magnets help migraines? A magnet device can be used to treat some types of migraine, new UK guidance advises. The watchdog NICE says although there is limited evidence, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help ease symptoms in some patients.
Does TMS work for migraines? TMS has been approved to help treat migraines and has been proven to be effective. In an experiment of 164 people who suffered from migraines, TMS was effective for 39% of people who experienced painless migraines with reduced symptoms for up to 48 hours after treatment.
Does TMS make migraines worse? Two of them showed good evidence that TMS placed against your skin over a part of your brain called the motor cortex helps with migraine. The treatment made migraines happen less often. TMS also made migraines less severe.
Which therapy is best for migraine? Triptans. Prescription drugs such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Tosymra) and rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT) are used to treat migraine because they block pain pathways in the brain. Taken as pills, shots or nasal sprays, they can relieve many symptoms of migraine.