Rehaler effectively counteracts the triggering cause in a large percentage of migraine attacks: a lack of oxygen and energy supply to the brain in the initial phases of the attack. By intelligently using precisely and individually adjusted levels of CO2 and fresh air, together with a unique digital algorithm, Rehaler increases the supply of oxygen and energy to the brain by up to 70%, to effectively stop the attack or reduce the pain.
Breathing the Rehaler’s accurate CO2 level lowers the pH level in the body, which in turn reduces the sensitivity of the nervous system. This helps to reduce the intensity and frequency of signals sent by pain receptors, which leads to a reduced pain intensity.
The Rehaler has been designed so that you can easily bring it with you. It is also so simple to use that you can start your treatment within a minute of feeling a migraine attack coming.
Just turn on your app and click “Start Treatment”, open the Rehaler pack and slide the regulator to your individual level, put the control unit on your finger and the nose clip on your nose. Finally, take a deep breath and exhale into the Rehaler. Then simply breathe normally through the Rehaler.
When using the Rehaler for the first few times, it is a good idea to simply relax while sitting comfortably. When you have treated a couple of attacks you are likely to experience that you can actually work, read, watch TV etc., even during your treatment.
The Rehaler app and control unit monitor you during the treatment and give you guidance on any adjustments you need to do in order to get the optimal effect.
Some people feel the effect of the treatment within 5 minutes whereas some need 30 minutes. The optimal duration depends on the person, the attack, and on how far the attack has progressed before the treatment starts. If you feel that the attack has not completely stopped after completing the normal treatment period, it is perfectly fine and safe to continue the treatment as long as required.
The extra CO2 provided by the Rehaler will wash out of your body within a couple of minutes after completing the treatment and you will often be able to continue your day.