Our FAQs page is your bible, your holy grail and your source of truth for all things related to our period cramp relief device. Period cramp is hard enough so we've made finding relief super easy for you. Here are all the answers to any questions you might have about how our period cramp relief device works, how often you can use it and whether our device is the right product for you.
For more details about payment, shipping, product troubleshooting and all the other nitty gritty technical questions you smarty pants might have, check out our Help page.
Ovira's period cramp relief device is a TENS machine - that’s Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation if you want to get fancy. Our device works by applying a small electrical current through two compression pads (the Love Handles) that are placed over nerve roots that supply the sensory fibres to the uterus and/or lower back. Once in place, the stimulation prevents pain signals from travelling to the brain, causing the muscles in the uterine area to relax and resulting in a calming analgesic effect 😌
Our device can be used as much as you like - yay!
If you do feel discomfort or itchiness using our period cramp relief device, we suggest taking small breaks or placing the Love Handles in a different spot every few hours. Every single body is different, so see how you feel!
Our device is designed to provide relief across the lower abdomen and lower back.
A fully charged battery should last for a maximum of 12 hours on the lowest setting (there are 14 levels of intensity). If you choose a higher intensity, the battery won't last as long, but you should still get about 5 - 8 hours 🙌🏼
First of all - congratulations! Unfortunately, we can’t recommend the use of our period cramp relief device to anyone who is currently pregnant.
Absolutely, our period cramp relief device is safe to use with both synthetic and copper IUDs - however, if you're ever unsure we always recommend checking in with your doctor to be certain.
Short answer: Yes!
Long answer: it depends on your level of cover!
Our period cramp relief device is a class 2a medical device. Medical devices can fall under different umbrellas in health insurance including (but not limited to): Health Aids and Appliances, Ancillary or Extras cover.
Before placing an order, we suggest contacting your insurer and confirm your level of cover and how much you can claim. You'll receive a tax invoice after you've purchased Noha that you can pass onto your provider.
We think you'll love our period cramp relief device, but we do understand that all bodies and journeys are different. If our period cramp relief device doesn’t help with your pain or if you change your mind, you have 100 days from delivery to request a free return and get your money back.
Please note - our 100 days returns policy ONLY applies to customers in Australia, New Zealand, United States, UK, Europe or Canada.
Sticky Gels may be reused until the stickiness is lost. We estimate that each set will last you approximately 8-10 uses when used, stored and cared for properly.
While some customers choose to sleep wearing our period cramp relief device, we cannot recommend it for regulatory reasons. Caution is advised due to the increased risk of electrical impulses (via the Love Handles) being applied to the neck, chest, thorax and/or face during sleep which can be dangerous.
We sure do. We believe that everyone should be able to access instant period cramp relief which is why we deliver worldwide. We offer FREE standard shipping to customers in the US, Canada, UK & EU and Australia. For all other countries, we offer international shipping for $10 (USD).