What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and How Does it Help?

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What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, exactly? It sounds a bit scary at first. One might initially think of something that messes with someone’s head in a very deep level. The actual treatment is the exact opposite, however. It’s a safe, highly effective way to deal with depression as well as some other ailments when multiple treatments have failed. Here at the Iris Healing Retreat, our trained experts can utilize TMS to help you to live the life that you want. 


What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


Simply put, it’s a treatment that creates a small magnetic field. In turn, this induces a tiny electric current in one part of your brain. This might sound dangerous, something that could cause you to lose consciousness or even suffer a seizure. However, that’s not at all what happens. Instead, as the treatment is so small and gentle, it instead helps with depression. In fact, study after study has shown that this treatment has very few negative side effects whatsoever. More and more, TMS has assisted people with severe forms of depression. 


When Nothing Else Works for Depression 


For the most part, the people who come to utilize TMS for depression have tried other methods before. In fact, it can feel like they’ve tried every other previous method. When TMS was first approved by the FDA in 2008, they approved it to deal with “treatment-resistant depression.” That depression is exactly what it sounds like: the kind of depression that doesn’t alleviate or lessen through therapy, medication, and other treatments. When all else fails, TMS can provide a way forward, a path towards dealing with depression, in a word: hope. 

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Safe Depression Treatment 


Perhaps paradoxically, TMS is one of the safest ways to treat depression out there. For example, it requires taking no drugs. So, there’s no chance that you’ll get “high” or addicted to the treatments. Furthermore, it’s entirely non-invasive. No one’s cutting into you or anything like that. You don’t have to take our word for it, of course, you can listen to the FDA or even the more than two million people worldwide who have used TMS to help with depression. You deserve a chance to live with less depression or even without depression. That’s what TMS can provide. 


TMS at Iris 


If you read about TMS at our site, you’ll see how we mention that we target TMS to areas of the brain where electrical activity has been reduced. The goal is to re-awaken those cells, bringing your brain activity back up to normal levels. We’ve found that TMS treatment can do that for our patients in their lives; it can “re-awaken” them, in a very real way, so that they can get more of what they want out of life. To schedule an appointment, message us through our site or call (818) 435-3936.  

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