Bioelectronic device company Tivic Health has introduced its new sinus pain relief device ClearUP on January 6th at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
Unlike any other sinus treatment today, ClearUP is not a pill, spray, or nasal flush. It’s a small, handheld device that emits gentle microcurrent waveforms that help reduce allergy-related sinus pain. Used exclusively on the outside of the sinus passages, the device locates areas of the skin with low impedance, where current can pass most easily. At these treatment points, the device releases low-current electrical stimulation to stimulate underlying nerve fibers.
Electrical stimulation of nerves is used to reduce the sensory perception of pain and activate sympathetic nerve fibers, shrinking swollen tissue in the process. Each session starts by placing the tip of the device on your skin and then gliding it slowly along your cheek, nose, and brow bone. When the unit vibrates, stop and hold in place for seven seconds. But when the device stops vibrating, glide slowly to the next treatment point. Repeat the glide-and-hold process during the vibration for two and a half minutes on each side of your face.
ClearUP features an easy one-button control that allows users to choose between three levels of intensity: low, medium, and high. This rechargeable and reusable device is FDA cleared and clinically proven to be safe and effective.
“ClearUP is a groundbreaking device that was successfully tested this fall at a top- tier U.S. science research center in a double-blind randomized control trial. After just one treatment, three out of four allergic rhinitis users achieved sinus pain relief,” said Jennifer Ernst, CEO of Tivic Health. “ClearUP is taking the power of bioelectronic technology and providing consumers with a simple, non-invasive option to relieve sinus pain for the millions who suffer from various allergies.”
“It’s very exciting to have this whole new form of treatment using extremely safe neuromodulation (microcurrent) as a way to address the needs of the patient,” Dr. Alan Goldsobel, an allergist at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Northern California.
Tivic Health plans to sell ClearUP in the summer of 2019 at www.tivichealth.com for $149 each.