Treating depression without pharmaceuticals

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is a FDA-approved treatment for depression that is an alternative to pharmaceuticals. Patients of the Healing House in Downtown Orlando are treated with magnetic pulses to help manage their depression by regulating the neural activity of the brain.

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We offer TMS here at the Healing House.

It is a neuroscience where we deliver magnetic pulses at a high frequency to the left prefrontal cortex of the brain, and it allows us to stimulate the neurons to connect, so we're essentially treating the source of depression rather than the symptoms.

This is a NeuroStar machine.

So, we're gonna put him back 'cause it looks just like a dentist's chair, and right now we're just making sure we're going through the appropriate metrics.

We're gonna be targeting his left prefrontal cortex right here.

It's teaching the neurons to do what they should have been doing all along.

This allows us an option to not only help those individuals that don't respond well to medication but also to allow people an alternative.

A 10-year research study, 14,000 research applicants, 46% remission rate, 75% response rate, so significant numbers with a significant sample size, and no side effects is what makes this a holistic treatment for depression.

TMS is an incredible technology, or modality, so to speak, that allows us to treat depression naturally, holistically, without medication.