The Science of TMS Therapy

TMS Therapy stimulates cortical neurons through a highly focused pulsed magnetic field, similar in type and strength to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, to stimulate cortical neurons. The Pulsed magnetic fields induce small electric currents in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, depolarizing the neurons. The depolarization of the neurons causes the neuron to activate and release neurotransmitters. We know through imaging that once these neurons are activated, distant areas of the limbic system are activated via neuronal pathways increasing blood flow and glucose metabolism in the stimulated regions.

These biological effects result in significant symptoms improvement and often symptom remission.

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