Stop a Headache without a Pain Reliever?

Playing Relieve Your Headache with Device Instead of a Pill?

The Doctors test out a new device claiming to harness the power of acupressure to relieve headaches and boost energy. Can this tiny clip, which you place on the web on your hand between your thumb and index finger, really work? The Doctors had some of their staffers test it out!

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The three headache-sufferers, Micki, Brielle and Bailey, all join The Doctors in the audience to share their results. Micki says she gets headaches about once a week and the device worked well for her. She says it was pretty innocuous and easy to wear. Brielle, on the other hand, felt the device was a bit uncomfortable to wear and she was afraid it would fall off. “While it did help lessen my headache, it didn’t really work for me.” 

Bailey says she gets tons of tension headaches that are so bad she has seen professionals for them. She says she has tried everything from over-the-counter medications to prescriptions. She found this device really helped! She wore it all day for up to 12 hours, a few days in a row, and didn’t get a single headache. Once she removed the device for a few days, her headaches came back. 

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork loves the concept of acupressure points and a technique like this because it's harmless. Worst case scenario? It doesn’t work. Even without the clip, headache-suffers can try pinching that webbing on the hand to see if it helps.