Brain Stimulation

Brain stimulation is a therapy that helps the brain rewire itself to:

Brain stimulation facilitates production of new brain cells

 

and helps them integrate where they are needed:

When stimulation is applied with training,

 

the neural network supporting the function

 

is strengthened. 

Dr Berntsen applies 2 types of brain stimulation:

 

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES)

 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

 

Both are non-invasive, safe and effective approaches to influence brain activity.

tES involves applying weak electrical currents to the scalp

The current can be a direct current (tDCS) or an alternating current (tACS)

tACS has some advantages over tDCS as it can interact with the brains own rhythms

TMS involves applying a magnetic field to the scalp

That results in an electrical pulse that can be delivered in a single or multiple pulses

Both approaches have been approved by NICE for the treatment of depression:

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