Hummingbird: A Device for Fibromyalgia

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Contraindications & Cautions for Plantar Stimulation


Do not use the Hummingbird if you have:

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension): Systolic > 139 and Diastolic > 89
  • History of deep vein thrombosis (DVT): blood clot in a deep vein (typically in the legs)


Consult with your health care provider before using the Hummingbird if:

  • You’re under 18 years of age
  • You’ve had surgery of any kind in the last 3 months
  • You use a pacemaker or spinal cord stimulator
  • You’re pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant
  • You’re breastfeeding
  • You have a history of significant heart disease (e.g., heart surgery or a heart attack within the last year)
  • You’ve had a stroke within the last year
  • You have┬ásevere lung disease requiring oxygen (e.g., COPD or emphysema)
  • You have chronic kidney Failure
  • You have any other concerns regarding your health and use of the Hummingbird

Adverse Reactions

Discontinue use of the Hummingbird if you experience any of the following:

  • Worsening of fibromyalgia symptoms or increased pain
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Any new and/or concerning symptoms