magnetic stimulation

magnetic stimulation

A noninvasive method for stimulating the brain and nerves, using a high-current magnetic pulse passed through a coil of wire.

The pain of electrical stimulation is related to tissue impedance, which is relatively high in skin, bone and subcutaneous tissue; the energy required to stimulate nerves is high enough to activate pain receptors. In contrast to noninvasive electrical stimulation of the nerves, MS is not painful, and may be applicable in injuries with nerve damage.

magnetic stimulation

Neurology A noninvasive method for stimulating the brain and nerves, with a high-current magnetic pulse passed through a coil of wire
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The company said its NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is the first transcranial magnetic stimulation to be selected as a safe and effective non-drug treatment option for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Japan.
Two major non-invasive techniques of brain stimulations are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (Hallett, 2007; Rossi et al.
In their study, Perez and her co-authors, departmental colleagues Jinyi Long, PhD, and Paolo Federico, PhD, used 180 pairs of noninvasive transcranial magnetic stimulation for 30 minutes over the hand representation of the primary motor cortex at an interstimulus interval, which is the time interval between the termination of one stimulus and the beginning of another, mimicking the rhythm of descending late indirect (I) waves in corticospinal neurons or at an interstimulus interval in between I-waves as a control protocol.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mounting evidence suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation is an effective noninvasive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder refractory to first-line medications, Eric Hollander, MD, said at the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, provides a different approach to treatment for depression.
followed by the text, "Do you know someone who has been damaged by experimental psychiatric treatments including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS) or any other electric shock or magnetic wave to the brain?
also Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, one of the most technologically advanced depression treatments available, non-invasive, outpatient therapy is FDA cleared and has helped thousands of depression patients.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an emerging, non-invasive technology of physic therapy, which based on the Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, suggesting that electromagnetic field is able to influence the electrical activity of brain tissue, resulting in the depolarization of neurons.
It is both old and new again: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used for decades, while emerging technologies, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are gaining acceptance.
The scientists reported using a technique called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a process that involves sending magnetic pulses through the skull into the brain) to stimulate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of the brains of 16 individuals undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction and comparing the results with a similar group that were treated with medication.
In recent years, there have been several studies on the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treatment-resistant, combat-related PTSD (Isserles et al.