It is estimated that nine out of ten women experience menstrual cramps every month, and at ten percent of them, the pain is present for more days.
But despite the few analgesics that are available, it seems that women now have another option for dealing with this problem, which, according to initial reports successfully act. This is new medical device called a “Livia,” which claims that you can “turn off” menstrual pain.
How it work?
How explains the website of Livia? The device has two electrodes that are placed on the sore spot on the stomach. When you turn on the device, electrodes beginning to send electrical pulses to the nerves, leading to soothe the pain.
The Director of Livia claims that the device has been tested on 163 women where more than 80 percent of women reported that their pain gone. However, you should wait for the results of technical review to get the full picture of the device. But, this technology which is based Livia is not new, and doctors prescribe it for years.
Is known as TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and electrical stimulation of this nerve is used to treat various types of pain, the pain in the neck and back to labor pains. Basically it works so that it “confuses” the nervous system in the body so that he does not know what to do with the sick signals that should be conveyed to the brain.
The nervous system can not function with two types of signals simultaneously. Livia emits frequency to the nervous system that is very similar to body frequency, but is unknown to the body, explains Nacha for “Vox”. “Because the device signals reach to the brain faster than pain signals from the nerves, the brain does not have time to register menstrual pain,” says Nacha.
It will have a new study, which will participate 60 women to gain better insight on the effectiveness of the device. We will see whether the US Administration Food and Drug Administration will approve the device as a remedy for menstrual pains.