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About TMS: How does TMS work?

‘TMS’ stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnets to stimulate specific brain areas in its field.

A non-invasive magnetic device is placed near the head during treatment, which induces an electrical current in the underlying brain areas. This stimulates the brain to “reset” its activity in this area. Research has shown that TMS has an effect on neuroendocrinological processes, neurotransmitter systems, and neurotrophic factors (Pogarell 2006, 2007 and Baeken 2010) and connectivity between different brain areas (Paus, 2001 and Shajahan, 2002). It’s thought that imbalances in neurotransmitters are the cause of a number of mental health conditions.

Internationally and in Australia, TMS has been approved to treat a variety of conditions such as depression, OCD and chronic pain.

Benefits of TMS at HHC?

  • It is NON INVASIVE and can be done as an OUTPATIENT, meaning it is CONVENIENT.
  • It is SAFE with none of the side effects of antidepressant medications (eg weight gain, sexual side effects) or ECT (memory loss) and very few side effects overall.
  • It is PAINLESS (you feel a gentle tapping on your head during the treatment).
  • It is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN and DOCTOR prescribed and only proven EFFECTIVE protocols are used.
  • It is NATURAL as the treatment stimulates the brain to make changes on its own.
  • And now in Australia, it is Medicare subsidised, meaning it is more ACCESSIBLE for people who qualify!
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