(NewsUSA) - Sinus pain is a persistent problem for many allergy sufferers. The pain makes it hard to focus and enjoy the outdoors. The chemical side effects associated with some allergy over-the-counter and prescription medications can be as annoying as the sinus pain itself. However, Tivic Health, a bioelectronic device company, has developed a simple, handheld device designed to relieve allergy-related sinus pain with no drugs or chemical side effects. The device, known as ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, runs on a rechargeable lithium battery and can be used at home, at work, or while traveling.
Here's how it works: A lightweight, handheld device, ClearUP delivers microcurrent or low-level electrical stimulation through the skin to calm sinus nerve pathways and provide pain relief.
The electrical stimulation not only impacts the sinus nerves under the skin to reduce the pain, but theoretically it also shrinks the sinus cavity's swollen tissue which can also be the source of the sinus pain and discomfort.
ClearUP is engineered for use on the cheeks, nose, and under the eyebrow bone. ClearUP guides the user to the most optimal treatment points with a vibration system. Each treatment session takes about five minutes and can be performed as needed throughout the day. Sinus pain relief can last for up to six hours after using the device, based on data from the company's research.
"ClearUP is a game-changer for allergy sufferers who have tried and failed to improve their allergy-related sinus symptoms with other methods or for those who simply want to avoid drugs, and chemical side effects," says Dr. Subinoy Das, chief medical officer for Tivic Health.
Tivic Health's clinical study shows that "three out of four patients reduce their sinus pain in less than five minutes and so I'm very excited to use this device on my patients," Dr. Das explains in a video on the company's website.
In a post-market study conducted by Tivic Health, allergy sufferers who used ClearUP reported significant reductions in sinus pain over four weeks of daily use and 82 percent of users said they preferred ClearUP to other sinus pain relief methods.
ClearUP is FDA cleared for over-the-counter purchase and is Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account eligible.
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