What is TMS Therapy? Treating Depression Without Medication

If you or someone you know has depression and you want to avoid medication or medication hasn’t worked for you, you might consider TMS therapy. The FDA (Federal Drug Agency) has approved a new treatment that gets to the heart of the issue. TMS therapy uses magnetic pulses to stimulate deep neural pathways associated with depression and other neural disorders. These stimulated pathways can result in a significant improvement in the wellbeing of patients suffering from depression or other neural disorders.

What is TMS?

This Smart Brain technique offers a unique approach to brain stimulation, by using functional magnetic, resonance imaging (FMRI) and neuro-navigation with techniques aimed precisely at the specified target pathway for the disorder being treated. The technician sends pulses of magnetic energy that results in brain stimulation for a significant improvement in mood, energy, wellbeing, and homeostasis.

How Does the Therapy Work?

A technician sends repetitive magnetic pulse waves non-invasively right through the skull of the patient to stimulate specific cells in the cortex. The prefrontal cortex is the area in the brain responsible for regulation of mood and energy. Magnetic pulse therapy helps the prefrontal cortex fire off neurons productively and this results in the proper neurochemical pathways being triggered to promote more normal neurotransmitter function. TMS technicians basically have a GPS for your brain and know exactly where to apply the magnetic resonance to help your brain be its best.

TMS Benefits

TMS is non-invasive, unlike other forms of therapy, including radical deep brain surgery or heavy life-long doses of medication, TMS requires no anesthesia and no surgical procedures. TMS also does not have the nasty side effects of prescribed medications. Such side effects of medication include sexual disfunction, sedation, dry mouth, nausea, changes in behavior, memory loss, weight gain, weight loss, and a lack of desire for other normal activities. With TMS therapy, there are no lasting side effects aside from feelings of brain stimulation for some people. Temporary side effects of TMS may include scalp discomfort or headaches, which last a short time and can be managed with over the counter analgesics.

TMS is Not Just For Depression

TMS is used to treat a list of over 30 brain-related health issues people face today. Certified technicians are trained to pinpoint and target the specific neural pathways related to each of these diseases and disorders and stimulate the brain in a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that takes less than 40 minutes to complete. There are rare instances where the treatment is not advised, such as when the patient has pacemakers, metal plates on their skull, or a mouth of metal teeth or braces.

By enlisting an advanced neuro doctor, such as those at Smart Brain and Health, you can find out more about how TMS treatment can help you feel better and recover from health issues without invasive surgery or radical medical drugs. They can help you reach homeostasis and live a fuller, better life without drugs or surgery.