Intranasal mechanical stimulation

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Intranasal mechanical stimulation or INMEST is a method of stimulating the vagus nerve from inside the nose.[1]

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A small placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial by Rodriguez et al. (2020) of moderate and severe patients with ME/CFS found that a 30% reduction in symptoms was achieved after 8 weeks of INMEST treatment; however the fatigue level of patients did not change.[1] The trial used patients who fulfilled the Canadian Consensus Criteria.[1] Dr Jan-Erik Juto, one of the authors of Rodriguez et al. (2020), is a co-founder and stakeholder of Albilion Medical Systems AB, who developed INMEST.

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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