TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION?
Don’t let the name fool you. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) might sound scary, but in reality it is an FDA-approved, non-invasive and highly-effective treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions. TMS alleviates the symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in about 70-80% of patients. And what’s better? It’s covered by most health insurance plans.
HOW DOES TMS WORK?
TMS delivers electromagnetic impulses to stimulate cells in the part of the brain responsible for processing emotions.
Those who suffer from depression and anxiety exhibit reduced brain activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). TMS stimulates brain waves in this area of the brain.
Through TMS, the activity level in the patient’s vmPFC returns to normal, thereby reducing the symptoms of depression and PTSD.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
TMS requires no medication, no anesthesia and no needles. It’s an FDA-approved treatment with a 70-80% success rate.
A full course of TMS treatment is 6-8 weeks, though most patients experience results within 14-days…or sooner!
TMS is gentle, non-invasive and designed to generate positive outcomes…without pain or discomfort.
Covered by Most Health Insurance Plans
TMS is an FDA-approved treatment that is covered by most health insurance plans. We can help you through the process of obtaining insurance authorization once we determine whether you are a candidate for TMS treatments.
Are You a Candidate for TMS?
Alleviant Health Centers of San Diego is happy to offer a free phone consultation to all new patients. Request a consultation by completing the brief form below. A member of our team will be in touch within 24-48 hours to schedule your call.