Cognitive Enhancement TMS Treatment

in Southern California

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to improve your memory as you age? Or hone your concentration and learning ability?

 

The brain is incredibly complex. Scientists still don’t fully understand how the brain operates. However, recent research suggests it may be possible to improve cognition. One method of cognitive improvement involves combining extant neuroimaging technology and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

 

TMS is a relatively new therapy. In combination with neuroimaging, TMS uses detailed pictures of the brain to stimulate specific brain regions in order to improve cognitive functioning. 

 

TMS is a safe and effective treatment which is indicated, and FDA cleared for the treatment of depression and OCD. However, recent evidence suggest TMS may also be effective at improving cognition.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about cognitive enhancement with TMS, contact us today.

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) THERAPY?

TMS safely treats symptoms of anxiety and depression. It relies on the use of magnetic energy. This stimulates parts of the brain affected by mental health disorders. 

 

It began as a treatment option for non-responsive depression. Since, it has grown to include other disorders as well. However, it remains a depression alternative treatment option for many people. The Neuro Wellness Spa is one of the top providers of TMS therapy.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

TMS is both non-invasive and non-systemic. It has fewer side effects than other treatments. In some cases, no side effects at all. Other treatments rely on deep brain stimulation or vagus nerve stimulation. Unlike those treatments, TMS does not require electrode implantation or surgery. It will not cause seizures or require the use of anesthesia sedation. In fact, TMS will not affect cognitive function. Patients can go about daily activities following treatment. 

 

At our office, we show you exactly how the process works before your first session. When you make an appointment, you’ll see in person how TMS looks, and feels. 

What Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy? 

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TMS safely treats symptoms of bipolar and depression. It relies on the use of magnetic energy. This stimulates parts of the brain affected by mental health disorders. 

 

It began as a treatment option for non-responsive depression. Since, it has grown to include other disorders as well. However, it remains a depression alternative treatment option for many people. The Neuro Wellness Spa is one of the top providers of TMS therapy. 

TMS is both non-invasive and non-systemic. It has fewer side effects than other treatments. In some cases, no side effects at all. Other treatments rely on deep brain stimulation or vagus nerve stimulation. Unlike those treatments, TMS does not require electrode implantation or surgery. It will not cause seizures or require the use of anesthesia sedation. In fact, TMS will not affect cognitive function. Patients can go about daily activities following treatment. 

 

At our office, we show you exactly how the process works before your first session. When you make an appointment, you’ll see in person how TMS looks, and feels. 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

How Is the Brain Primed for Cognitive Enhancement?

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to:

 

  • Learn new information
  • Acquire new skills
  • Change and adapt throughout an entire lifespan

  

Cognitive enhancement is the process of improving neuroplasticity. It enhances abilities like memory, learning, and motor functions. 

 

Enhancing cognition has huge implications for certain neurological disorders. These include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and degeneration as a result of brain injuries. Even for those without neurological disorders, cognitive enhancement may help improve mental alertness. 

   

If you would like to learn more about TMS, contact us today. We are here to help.

Neuroimaging & TMS – How Does It Work?

Neuroimaging involves taking pictures of the brain. Neuroimaging technology allows scientists to see which areas of the brain “light up” in response to different information. 

 

By combining neuroimaging techniques with TMS, scientists can target specific areas of a person’s brain. This allows scientists to tailor TMS treatment to a patient’s unique brain geography and cognitive enhancement goals.

 

Neuroimaging and TMS procedures are non-invasive. You can learn more about TMS by visiting here.

We accept insurance from the following providers. Most out of network (PPO) insurance policies also accepted.

FAQ – TMS & Cognitive Enhancement

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How Successful is TMS for Stimulating Cognitive Enhancement?

Research suggests that TMS therapy may be a useful tool for promoting cognitive enhancement. Studies have shown that TMS improves neuronal connectivity.

How Long Does it Take for TMS to Start Working?

Most patients experience notable improvement with TMS by session 8, 9 or 10 (about two weeks after starting treatment) as opposed to medications which may take 4-6 weeks to relieve symptoms.

What Are the Side ffects of TMS Therapy?

Typically, there are no side effects of TMS treatment. Mild scalp discomfort during active treatment is the most common side effect. Other infrequent but known side effects may include:

 

  • Mild Headache
  • Fatigue

 

TMS should not be used in patients who have:

 

  • Implanted magnetic devices, such as aneurysm clips or cochlear implants. Dental fillings and piercings are not magnetic devices.

Neuro Wellness Spa offers many different types of therapies; however, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) has been the cornerstone treatment used for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other treatable mental disorders at our office since 2009.

How Successful is TMS for Stimulating Cognitive Enhancement?

Due to scientific research, it’s clear that TMS therapy is a useful tool for promoting cognitive enhancement. It’s not a miracle procedure that will transform you into a genius. However, it’s shown promise in laboratories as a cognitive enhancer.

 

Right now, studies have proven that TMS can boost neuroplasticity within minutes to hours after a session. Regular stimulation is complemented by a targeted plan developed through neuroimaging. Through this, some clients can enjoy extended benefits long after therapy sessions end.

How Long Does it Take for TMS to Start Working?


The precise treatment duration varies. Factors that influence results include:

  • Client’s psychiatric history
  • Cognitive starting point
  • Enhancement goals

In general, a single session is often not enough to produce significant results. Clients usually attend several sessions per week for a few weeks or months.

You see for yourself by setting up a consultation with Neuro Wellness Spa. We’ll help you determine the right frequency and number of sessions for you. We’re open 7 days a week, so give us a call at any time

What Are the Side ffects of TMS Therapy?

There are very few side effects of TMS therapy. This is part of the reason why it’s so effective as a treatment for various conditions. The most common side effect is a headache and a slight ringing in the ear. Some clients experience these sensations after their first few sessions.

Other side effects may include fainting, seizures, and temporary hearing loss. These are all extremely rare in otherwise healthy patients. We’ll monitor you during the entire procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.

Because it uses magnetic fields, TMS can interfere with electrical implants like pacemakers. If you use a pacemaker or defibrillator, please notify your technician prior to the procedure. Of course, if you have any questions about potential side effects, just ask us!
 

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Cognitive enhancement is a new and exciting application of TMS. 

 

Interested in learning more about TMS? Schedule a consultation or give us a call today.

 

For more information about the services we offer or whether TMS treatment is covered by your insurance provider, contact us today.

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HOW DOES TMS THERAPY FEEL?

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we use a TMS device produced by MagVenture, which is a medical device company specializing in non-invasive magnetic stimulation systems. Once the coil is placed on your head, the TMS technician will then begin your treatment protocol. Treatments for depression are typically placed on the left side of your head, while treatments for anxiety are placed on the right. When the treatment starts, you will hear a series of clicks with each pulse while you feel a tapping sensation under the coil. The tapping sensation should not be painful, and your TMS technician will make sure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Once your session is finished, you may experience a slight headache or some residual feeling from the tapping during your first few sessions, but any side effects from TMS are highly unlikely. After TMS treatment, you are free to continue with your day as usual.

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