Bioelectronic device for sinus pain

March 5, 2019 0 By FM

The US FDA has approved ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief for the treatment of sinus pain due to allergic rhinitis in adults.
The device is a bioelectronic treatment and a new way to treat allergy-related sinus pain from environmental allergies like mould, dust, pollen, dander as well as food allergies. The advanced neuromodulation technology uses gentle microcurrent.
The handheld device measures the user’s skin properties to target the optimal treatment points. As the user glides the device along the outer nasal passage, gentle microcurrent waveforms stimulate the nerves under the skin to relieve sinus pain. Each 5-minute treatment can be personalised at 3 intensity levels and can be used up to 4 times a day.
As the device glides along the cheek, nose, and brow bone, it locates areas of the skin with low impedance, where current can pass most easily. At these treatment points, the device emits low-current electrical stimulation, called Microcurrent, to stimulate underlying nerve fibres.
Electrical stimulation of nerves has been used to reduce the sensory perception of pain. Research has also shown that electrical stimulation can activate sympathetic nerve fibres and promote constriction of blood vessels, which can result in the shrinking swollen tissue.