Magnetic Therapy Benefits For Depression Treatment

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.

Magnetic therapy from Woolrest BioMag

Magnetic therapy from Woolrest BioMag consists of magnetic therapy products that are a unique combination of powerful static magnets embedded in luxurious Australian wool to help alleviate the effects of depression.

Magnetic pillow pads which are in close proximity to the head during sleep help in impacting areas close to the surface of the skull and providing much needed relief to symptoms of depression. Try our magnetic mattress pads and magnetic mattress toppers risk free for 60 days and feel the difference.

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Magnetic Therapy For Depression

In our previous post Depression And Magnetic Therapy, we discussed the different types of depression and the symptoms of depression that affects people of all ages across the world.

Magnetic therapy can help alleviate the effects of depression through a non-invasive treatment that produces effective results. It is important to know the causes of depression and how it affects people of different ages.

Causes of depression

Depression can occur as severe despondency and dejection along with feelings of hopelessness. Clinical depression is a mental illness caused by disorder of the brain. Generally, depression is a combination of several factors, the main ones being biological, environmental, genetic and physiological.

Biological causes of depression

Brain imaging technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) indicate the physical changes in the brains of people affected by depression. There is a marked difference in areas of the brain that relate to sleep, moods, thoughts, behavior and appetite. But these images of physcial changes cannot pinpoint why depression occurs in humans.

Physiological causes of depression

Neurotransmitters

The brain cells use chemicals for communicating with each other thurough electrical signals. Such chemicals are called neurotransmitters. They are also linked to changes in moods and believed to play a part in depression.

Hormones

The endocrine system in the human body is responsible for creation of hormones and releasing them into the blood stream. The endocrine system is connected to the brain at the hypothalamus which controls some of the major body activities like sleep, appetite etc. Hormonal irregularities can cause changes in the chemistry of the brain leading to depression.

Genetic causes of depression

Although depression can occur in people who are born into families with no previous history, chances of depression affecting people with a family history of the illness is also high.

A study of certain genes in people makes them more prone to depression. This means that there is a higher chance of people inheriting the vulnerability to depression if they have a family history.

There is also the risk of combination of genes acting together with environmental factors that can bring about depression. Bipolar disorder has the strongest genetic influence among all brain disorders.

Environmental causes of depression

As mentioned above, environmental factors can trigger depression in some people. Such factors can vary from death of a loved one to physical trauma, relationship problems, stressful situations and financial problems. Childhood trauma is also a trigger factor in developing depression.

Magnetic therapy for treating depression

Magnetic therapy from Woolrest BioMag helps alleviate the symptoms of depression without the use of powerful drugs or invasive surgery. Lack of sleep is a major symptom of depression in many people.

Powerful static magnetic fields emanating from magnets embedded in our magnetic mattress pads and toppers embedded in luxurious Australian wool helps in stimulation of endocrine glands to produce melatonin, a chemical that syncs the body clock and helps in onset of sleep.

A good night’s sleep is a key factor in the fight against depression. Test drive the Woolrest BioMag magnetic therapy products risk free for 60 days and feel the difference.

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Depression And Magnetic Therapy

Depression affects both the mind and body by impacting the feelings, thoughts and behavior of a person causing both emotional and physical problems. It can affect the routine day to day activities and make life miserable.

Depression is a chronic illness that needs continuous treatment and is not something that can be cured overnight. Apart from convention treatments like medication and counseling, magnetic therapy provides an effective treatment for depression.

Different types of depression

Major depression

The symptoms of major depression tend to interfere with a person’s normal daily activities such as inability to sleep, eat, study, enjoy fun activities and work. It prevents a person from behaving normally.

Dysthymia

The symptoms of dysthymia may not be as severe as that of major depression but it lasts over a couple of years or more. People affected by dysthymia do not feel well both in body and mind.

Minor depression

The symptoms of minor depression last for a couple of weeks and are not as serious as major depression. If untreated, the minor depression can develop into major depressive disorder.

Bipolar disorder

This is a manic depressive illness and the most defining symptom of this condition is change in moods varying from extreme highs or manias to extreme lows or depression.

Symptoms of depression

A group of people all affected by depression do not experience the same symptoms. The symptoms can vary in their frequency, severity levels and duration depending on the individual in question.

The symptoms of depression include:

  • Constant feeling of sadness and anxiety
  • Pessimistic feelings
  • Guilt and worthlessness feelings
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to enjoy fun filled activities
  • Tiredness and lack of energy
  • Problems in concentration and remembering things
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Sleeplessness or excessive sleep
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Aches, pains or digestion problems that do not respond to treatment

In the next post, we will discuss the causes of depression and how depression affects people of different ages.

Magnetic therapy for depression

Magnetic therapy is increasingly used for treating depression as an effective alternative treatment. It is a non-chemical treatment and does not involve invasive surgery.

Magnetic therapy products from Woolrest BioMag can alleviate the symptoms of depression through continuous exposure to static magnetic fields. Test drive our magnetic mattress pads and magnetic pillow pads risk free for 60 days and feel the difference.

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