Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a noninvasive magnetic field to stimulate specific areas of the brain. The magnetic pulses promote electrical charges that boost nerve activity. When delivered repetitively to underactive brain regions, TMS can alleviate the symptoms of specific disorders.
TMS therapy is FDA cleared for treating depression, especially treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond to antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Patients with depression experience significant improvement in mood, drive, energy, and general well-being when TMS targets the brain’s frontal lobe.
In addition to depression, TMS may relieve symptoms caused by the following mental health and physical conditions:
About 15-25% of people with a concussion still have symptoms such as headaches, depression, and cognitive deficits three months after the usual recovery period. These severe symptoms interfere with normal daily activities, and they respond poorly to medications. One study, however, found that repetitive TMS reduced pain and augmented mental focus.
A Neurovella team member positions a device containing an electromagnetic coil near your head, with the coil focused on the targeted area of the brain. The coil emits brief magnetic pulses -- similar to those generated by magnetic resonance imaging machines -- which pass through the skull and into the brain.
The pulses may stimulate a slight tapping sensation, but otherwise, the procedure is painless. Each TMS therapy session lasts about 40-60 minutes. A typical course of treatment includes five TMS sessions a week for four to six weeks. Some patients report a mild headache or scalp discomfort during the procedure.
The Brain Spa offers other effective therapies that complement the results of TMS therapy, including:
Neuroimaging allows the team at the Neurovella Brain Spa to see the brain’s structure and function, which is used to target treatments such as TMS.
Brain mapping uses an electroencephalogram (EEG)to map your brainwaves onto a computer screen while you perform tasks on a computer. It demonstrates which areas of the brain are overactive or underactive. This information is used to develop individualized TMS treatment and neurofeedback training that can rewire neural connections and restore optimal brain activity.
Virtual reality immerses you in a peaceful environment, while guided meditation relieves stress and helps you achieve a state of mindfulness.
A zero gravity, reclining chair that promotes deep relaxation with music and acoustic vibrations at frequencies that impact the brain directly. The combined effect relieves tension in your body and mind.
Intravenous (IV) infusions contain optimal doses of vitamins and antioxidants known to alleviate specific health conditions.
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