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% and in this way effectively stops the attack or reduces 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 again leads to a reduced pain intensity.
CGRP is a molecule in the brain which has been linked to the start of a migraine attack. In recent years, a number of injection drugs have been developed that aim to reduce CGRP release during migraine attacks. The CO2/oxygen mixture provided by the Rehaler has been shown to naturally reduce the release of CGRP – providing a drug-free way to get the benefit of CGRP inhibition without the injections.
As with most migraine treatments, timing is critical. We recommend that you use Rehaler right away when you feel a migraine attack coming on. By using Rehaler this early, a large percentage of users will be able to stop the attack before the pain starts, or greatly alleviate the attack.
Though early treatment is optimal, many of our users experience significant pain reduction even if the pain has already started when they treat with Rehaler.
The Rehaler has been designed so that you can easily bring it along. It is also so simple to use that you can start your treatment within a minute of feeling a migraine attack approaching.
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 make 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 finishing 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 daily day.