Patients who suffered from central nervous system disorders that severely impact their daily life, such as chronic headaches, migraines and strokes, as well as people with mental health conditions, dementia or illnesses rendering them bed-ridden are usually only offered treatment in the form of medications or physiotherapy. However, continuous innovations in this field mean that it is now possible to utilize magnetic stimulation in the treatment and rehabilitation of brain function disorders. The procedure is completely safe, free of pain and does not require patients to be anesthetized. Moreover, the treatment takes a mere 30-60 minutes, offering highly satisfying results for the patients.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) utilizes magnetic wave (the same as those used for MRI scan) to send energy from the coil to the cranium’s surface, through the skull and into the brain. These waves improve communication between the cells of the brain, leading to changes in the potential of nervous system cells, including with regard to their functioning capabilities. The procedure can also be used to stimulate or suppress certain brain cell functions, depending on the direction or amount of the wave being transmitted.