Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (EMT) is a painless and non-invasive technique to stimulate brain tissue and modulate its functioning. It is administered using a bovine connected to a magnetic stimulator. The electric current passes through the bovine creating a focused magnetic field. The bovine is placed above the area to be stimulated. The magnetic field can induce an inhibitory or excitatory stimulus.
There are two types of EMT: a repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and a single pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. The rTMS consists of a series of pulses, administered at various frequencies (number of pulses per second). Low frequencies usually have an inhibitory effect on the ability to activate the brain and high frequencies usually increase the ability to activate the brain and increase, in a focused manner, the passage of blood through the brain.