Satori Health's Approach to TMS Therapy
Several kinds of devices can be used to create TMS’ targeted magnetic field. Each device comes with its own set of methods and procedures.
As they transit your skull, the magnetic bursts trigger smaller electrical impulses in the targeted nerve cells. In turn, changes within these nerve cells produce the desired treatment results.
This is just a brief overview of how TMS therapy works. For a more detailed rundown, talk to the San Fernando Valley mental health professionals at Satori Health.
Knowing what to expect can help make TMS therapy in Los Angeles go as smoothly as possible. Most people receive therapy for a number of weeks. During that time, multiple treatment sessions take place each week. Each session can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
A trained technician is responsible for the actual delivery of TMS. Before any given session begins, you may need to consult with that staff member or your doctor. Only your head is directly involved in TMS. This means that you can wear clothing that’s suitable for the season and local weather.
Transcranial stimulation is basically a painless procedure. It produces a magnetic field roughly as powerful as that of an MRI exam. During treatment, most people only experience a mild tapping or knocking sensation as the magnetic energy passes through their brain. You may also experience things such as:
- Temporary discomfort associated with the placement of the magnet
- Tingling or tightening of the muscles in your face, jaw or scalp
- Brief dizziness
- Mild or moderate headaches
More serious issues may occur in rare circumstances. However, current studies demonstrate the generally high safety margin of undergoing TMS.
Want to learn more about how to prepare for transcranial stimulation? The experts at Sherman Oaks-based Satori Health can help. Just reach out today for our full guidelines on what to expect.
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