What is rTMS?
rTMS is an effective, drug-free and non-invasive aid for depression and other mental health conditions. rTMS uses magnetic stimulation to reach areas of the brain that regulate mood. The human brain functions through the transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cells. rTms works by increasing the frequency and number of these transmissions.
How does it work?
rTMS affects electrical brain activity via a pulsed magnetic field. This magnetic field is created by passing quick current pulses through a coil of wire encased in plastic and placed close to the indivuals’ scalp and focused on particular areas of the brain. The magnetic field can safely penetrate the scalp without pain.
Is rTMS a safe treatment?
rTMS is considered safe with very low side effects. Side effects may include headache or tingling of the scalp. The treatment is completely non-invasive and does not require any needles or anesthesia. rTMS is free from the many side effects associated with antidepressant medications. rTMS lasts about 30-40 minutes per session.
“Here is the amazing thing: the caterpillar and the butterfly have the exact same DNA. They are the same organism but are receiving and responding to a different organizing signal.” ~ Bruce H. Lipton