BioElectronics Corp., a Frederick, Maryland maker of pulsed electronic patches for the reduction of swelling and accompanying pain, is working on attaining FDA approval for the Allay Period Relief Patch that is supposed to treat symptoms of dysmenorrhea.
The Maryland Daily Record reports:
The Allay patch consists of a computerized microchip and battery connected to a flexible loop, which are contained in a sleeve worn against the skin. The device delivers pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, which is supposed to reduce pain and swelling for women suffering from dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramping.
A four-month clinical study on the effects of the Allay patch on dysmenorrhea, which BioElectronics included with its FDA application, indicated that 71 percent of the participants receiving the patch reported complete elimination or a reduction in their typical menstrual pain symptoms. Ninety-one women participated in the study.