Frequently asked questions
No. tVNS® L is very easy to use and can be set up without a doctor using the instructions for use.
No. You can schedule the stimulation according to your personal daily routine.
tVNS® is a therapy alternative with few side effects. Possible side effects include itching, abnormal sensations in the area of the outer auricle and local pain at the stimulation site. In rare cases, parasympathetic side effects such as nausea and an increase in headaches can also be observed. These side effects usually subside quickly after the stimulation is stopped.
The device must not be used in the following cases:
- Pregnant women are excluded from therapy with tVNS® L.
- People with active implants (e.g. cochlear implant, vagus nerve stimulator, cardiac pacemaker) are not allowed to use tVNS® L
- Electrodes must not be placed on wounds or diseased skin areas.
- People with cerebral shunts (e.g. for the therapy of hydrocephalus) are excluded from therapy with tVNS® L.
Yes, tVNS® L can, in principle, be used from approx. 6 years of age.