REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (rTMS)
RETRAINS THE BRAIN'S NEURAL PATHWAYS
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a therapy that uses brain stimulation to treat depression and anxiety since 1985. It generates a targeted magnetic field to stimulate certain areas of the brain in order to retain the neural pathways in the brain.
HOW IT WORKS
During rTMS you will sit or recline while an electromagnetic coil is placed against the forehead near the area of your brain that regulates mood.
The coil then passes magnetic pulses to a targeted part of your brain. This induces an electrical current in specific nerve cells. It’s thought that these electrical currents stimulate brain cells in a complex way that can reduce depression by creating new neural pathways.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the rTMS treat?
It has been our experience and understanding that rTMS may be used as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric disorders including migraines, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tinnitus depression and auditory hallucinations.
Is the rTMS safe for everyone?
How long does an rTMS session last?
How does rTMS benefit the body?
rTMS stimulates the nerve cells in the brain by using magnetic fields.