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Quick Start Guide
You've ordered your CEFALY device and want to get a head start on understanding setup and operation or maybe you need tips for treatment success.
Check out our quick start guide for help!
How long does a treatment session with CEFALY last?
The CEFALY DUAL has two treatment program options, each lasting a different amount of time.
Program 1 - ACUTE: This is a 60-minute program designed to treat migraine attacks when they begin, to stop or relieve your migraine pain through a high-impulse frequency. The ACUTE treatment program is intended for treatment during a migraine attack or at the onset of a migraine and is activated by pressing your device button once.
Program 2 - PREVENT: This is a 20-minute program designed for the preventive treatment of migraines through a low-impulse frequency and is intended to be used during migraine-free periods. The PREVENT treatment program is meant for daily preventive treatment and is activated by pressing your device button twice.
Should I use CEFALY every day
Program 2, the PREVENT treatment, is for people who have frequent migraine attacks (more than three per month) and are in need of migraine prophylaxis. With proper daily use of the PREVENT program, people may see a reduction in the number of migraine days.
The PREVENT program can be used multiple times per day for up to two sessions. A break of at least 60 minutes is recommended before beginning your next treatment session.In order to administer the maximum session length, you will have to restart the CEFALY DUAL after it completes the first 20-minute session.
Program 1, the ACUTE treatment, is intended for use during a migraine attack or at the onset.
The ACUTE program can be used multiple times per day for up to two hours per session. A break of at least 60 minutes is recommended before beginning your next treatment session.In order to administer the maximum session length (2 hours) you will have to restart the device after it completes the first 60-minute session.
What if the intensity is too strong for me?
The sensations experienced while using the CEFALY DUAL are novel to most people and can take some adjustment.
To make treatment more enjoyable, we recommend you increase the intensity in small increments of time, over the course of a few weeks. If you feel the intensity is too strong for you, simply press the device button once during a session to stabilize the pulses at a tolerable level for the remainder of the session.