Magnetic therapy for treating depression is proving to be a popular alternative treatment. In the US alone, there are roughly around 20 million people who are treated for depression every year. Magnetic therapy treatment for depression has a very tangible benefit in being a non-chemical treatment.
The biggest problem with conventional medicine for treating depression is the administering of powerful drugs which gives rise to a slew of harmful side effects. Magnetic therapy deals with restoration of the energy levels in the body and bringing the body to a balanced state. Magnetic therapy is totally safe and bereft of any harmful side effects.
Magnetic therapy for depression treatment
In our previous post titled Magnetic Therapy For Depression, we saw how brain imaging technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can identify physical changes in the brain that is characteristic of people affected by depression.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
After identifying the area of the brain that causes depression using MRI technique, a hand held device emitting electromagnetic fields is used to stimulate that affected part of the brain. The use of magnetic therapy in such a manner is called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation or rTMS.
rTMS using magnetic field therapy has been incredibly helpful in treating people affected by depression without any harmful side effects that drugs are prone to cause. Moreover, a prolonged period of treatment with drugs makes the affected parts of the brain drug resistant making conventional treatment ineffective.
Use of magnetic therapy in treating depression
Magnetic fields are used to stimulate the depression affected areas of the head and help in alleviating the symptoms of depression. This non-invasive treatment involves the magnetic fields penetrating through the bones of the skull and impacting the affected region with maximum impact.
Patients undergoing magnetic therapy treatment for depression are not even sedated with local anaesthetic. No other special arrangements are needed for this treatment which restores the energy at the cellular level and restores the body to a balanced energy state.
Scientific evidence for magnetic therapy easing depression
A double blind study at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology clearly proves that magnetic stimulation of the brain eases severe depression. Research proves that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) of the brain is highly effective in treating severe depression compared to electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) which is accompanied by harmful side effects such as memory loss and painful convulsions.
In a double blind study involving 67 patients, the effects of application of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) was studied. Neither the patients nor the researchers knew who was receiving the real treatment and who was receiving false treatment.
After two weeks, half of the group receiving rTMS treatment showed at least 50% improvement in alleviation of depression. A quarter of those in the false treatment group showed the same improvement.
The best result was that more than half of the real treatment group did not need further electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). Those receiving the false treatment had to further undergo ECT.
“Our findings are very exciting, since they provide clear evidence for the effectiveness of rTMS, at least over the short term,” explained Dr. Ehud Klein of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
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