Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulations (rTMS) is an innovative form of brain stimulation used to treat certain neurological disorders. The rTMS delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates activity in different areas of the brain. This is safe and painless without any negative side effects.
This process is thought to support the brain to create and strengthen neurological pathways.
During an rTMS session, a halo is gently placed on the head. Eight coils are placed strategically in place. The rTMS Halo sends painless magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in each region of the brain where the coils are placed. This generates proper chemical balance, which in turn results in the production of healthy amounts of “feel-good” chemical messengers like serotonin and dopamine. Balancing the levels of these chemical messengers can result in relief of even chronic symptoms we see in depression and other disorders.
A total of 289 studies on rTMS were published between 1990 and 2008, testing rTMS as a treatment tool for various neurological disorders including migraines, strokes, Parkinson’s, dystonia, tinnitus (Mayo Clinic).
A session lasts 20 to 30 minutes.