TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION THERAPY
ABOUT TMS THERAPY
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is a non-invasive therapy which stimulates nerve cells in the brain to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders.
During treatment electromagnetic pulses pass through the skull and stimulate neurons in underactive regions of the brain, gently modulating brain functions back to health.
WHAT A TMS SESSION INVOLVES
TMS Therapy is applied by a TMS device with a stimulating coil. The patient sits reclined in a comfortable chair while the technician takes measurements of the patient's head. A coil is then placed onto the patient's head and treatment is started. The session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. Patients can resume normal day-to-day activities immediately after treatment. Most patients report increased energy, focus and motivation after as few as 5-10 sessions, and many patients describe the therapy as life changing.
First approved in 2008, TMS is an effective and evidence-based treatment for psychiatric disorders, especially depression.
TMS Therapy has been demonstrated to be safe, well-tolerated and effective in numerous clinical trials and double-blind studies.
MRI imaging has shown TMS increases blood flow to the area of the brain being stimulated - with subsequent therapeutic benefits.
Close to 70% of patients receiving TMS will feel some benefit and relief in depression symptoms. Studies featuring patients with treatment-resistant depression place response rates in the order of 50% and such patients experience a reduced burden of disease as a result.
Disclaimer - before receiving TMS the patient's suitability will need to be evaluated and discussed with their health professional. Examples of some contraindications to TMS Therapy are patients being treated for epilepsy, having aneurysm clips, pacemakers, cochlear implants, cardiac stents etc.
INFORMATION FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
TMS is a breakthrough FDA-approved therapy which can assist in your treatment of patients.
TMS is an ideal alternative to drug treatment if patients have not responded to medication, cannot tolerate their side-effects or prefer a drug-free treatment.
Health Practitioner refers patient for treatment
Treatment administered according to individual patient needs by a TMS-trained doctor or therapist
Health Practitioner analyses TMS treatment and manages follow-up and ongoing patient treatment
We have sourced a top-of-the-line magnetic stimulator machine to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders using transcranial and peripheral magnetic stimulation with new-generation ergonomic coils.