We’ve talked about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) before, in which a device looking like a hairdryer is put up to your head to stop the migraine chain reaction. Using electrical and magnetic impulses to the brain to stop migraine is a progressing field of research.
One problem with TMS is getting the device to point precisely to the right part of the brain. The search is on for simpler, more accurate ways to keep symptoms at bay. Some researchers are looking into using electrodes, and creating a smaller device that could more easily be used at home.
These new stimulators are called DC machines. DC seems to have longer lasting results, and does not need to be positioned as precisely. You can read more here.
To see how magnets can impact the brain, and hear more about the research being done, check out this video: