Magnetic therapy could mean the end of dangerous antidepressants
by D Holt
(NaturalNews) Depression has long been treated by dangerous drugs that often give the patient side effects worse than the condition. However research into new magnetic pulse therapy has proven to alleviate symptoms in over a third of patients tested.
The treatment, NeuroStar TMS Therapy, uses magnetic pulses beamed through the skull. The pulses trigger small electrical charges that cause activity in the brain. The tests, conducted by the a team at the University of California, found that 58 percent achieved a positive response while 37 percent went into remission.
Dr Ian Cook, research leader for the project said, “The improvements we observed show that non-drug therapy with NeuroStar TMS not only reduces the symptomatic suffering of patients, but lessens the disability of depression with important implications for these individuals’ ability to return to functioning effectively at home, in the workplace, and in the community.”
Whereas antidepressant drugs are released into the bloodstream and have various physiological side effects, the magnetic pulse therapy does not. It beams a pulsed magnetic field an inch under the scalp into the prefrontal cortex, the ante cingulated cortex and the limbic system. These are the three areas of the brain that have been associated with mood, and therefore depression. The very small currents induced in the brain stimulate neurons where there is a deficiency in activity, and this in turn gives relief from depression.
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