Clinical research has also been highly dedicated towards mental health. In 2006, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of depression and anxiety. [7-9] Further reports have presented an est. 30% of depression cases have a resistance to antidepressant drugs, where Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and the application of Transcranially applied Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (T-PEMF) has shown positive results in combination with antidepressants in patients with treatment-resistant depression.
TMS FOR DEPRESSION: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
October 4, 2021- TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is the use of magnets external to the body to activate tissue inside the body (so you're not having to open the patient up). Based on Faraday’s Law, a magnetic field produced outside of a patient’s head can permeate non-invasively through a patient’s head and induce an electric field that has the capacity to activate neurons in the brain. We induce current at a distance inside the brain and cause the neurons to fire where we induce that current. This means that where we depolarize, we cause the brains neurons to fire. TMS artificially stimulates the brain and causes the neurons to fire. Navigation technology allows us to see precisely where in the brain where we are stimulating. (see complete article)
VIEWPOINTS from the Healthcare Community
It is refreshing to learn about other forward thinking modalities and innovations in the healthcare field. These Innovations like pulsed electromagnetic field therapy(PEMF) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are technologies that utilize non-invasive electromagnetic stimulation of cellular metabolic processes within various places in our body. The endgame of the technologies is for diagnostic information and therapeutic intervention of systemic disease. PEMF and TMS have proven that electromagnetic fields can provide non-invasive methods to diagnose and treat health concerns such as depression, pain, MS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, healing responses, and Overall cardiovascular anomalies. This is so exciting because we can use this technology two recognize early metabolic and possibly genetic changes that could lead to accelerated aging disease and death. Also, we can use this technology as an intervention to the changes and correct the path of health. Both of these technologies have shown efficacy ( FDA approval) and promise ( more research is being done). There is no question that LESS IS MORE! That is if we recognize pathological conditions early and can correct them with little or no pharmacological or surgical intervention; “everybody wins!”
- By Randall Weisel DDS,MPS (www.laserhygienics.com)