Good Vibes: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression. The way a car battery can become depleted if its charge and need a jumpstart to be able to perform as its engineering intended is a similar analogy- the brain has been depleted of the healthy and natural release of serotonin, and those nerves need to be recharged and jumpstarted to return to their healthy natural activity.
Written by Dr. Raafat Girgis
Posted on January 1, 2017
Prevent Relapse: TMS Therapy stimulates area’s of the brain that become underactive with repeated drug and/or alcohol use. Relapse from recovery can occur when the patient feels these inactivities, known as depression. TMS Therapy brings life back to the brain, allowing the natural brain activity that is being suppressed to return and create a mentally and physically healthy recovery for our patients, optimizing commitment to recovery and allowing our patients to live a full, healthy, and happy lifestyle.
To learn more about TMS Therapy contact the Landon Institute for a complimentary consultation, where our Board Certified Physicians can determine if TMS Therapy is right for you or your loved one.
How it Works: TMS Therapy uses a copper coil to stimulate areas of the brain that have dulled and become underactive with repeated drug and/or alcohol use. This evidence-based therapy technique is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks. TMS Therapy begins with the patient reclining comfortably in our treatment chair. While awake and alert a small device containing a magnet rests lightly on the patient’s head delivering focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain. Following treatment the patient can immediately resume normal activities.
What to Expect: TMS Therapy is an in-office treatment that takes about 30 minutes while the patients rests in one of our state of the art treatment rooms optimized for relaxation. During treatment, the patient hears a clicking sound and feels a tapping sensation on the head. The most common side effect is generally mild discomfort at or near the treatment area during the session. When this occurs it is temporary, and typically occurs only during the first week of TMS Therapy. There are no effects on alertness or understanding, so patients being treated with TMS Therapy can drive themselves to and from their treatment sessions.
TMS Therapy uses a copper coil to stimulate areas of the brain that have dulled and become underactive with repeated drug and/or alcohol use. This evidence-based therapy technique is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.
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