WHAT IS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a proven treatment for brain disorder symptoms such as depression and anxiety, migraines, impulsiveness, and fuzzy thinking. TMS has also been found to be effective for treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Post-Concussive Disorder.
TMS is FDA-Approved for treatment-resistant depression and CE-Approved for Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and smoking cessation.
How TMS Works
TMS is non-invasive. A treatment coil is placed against the head, where it emits short bursts of electromagnetic currents to targeted regions of the brain. The TMS magnetic field, which is similar to that produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, alters neural activity to establish a “new normal.”
Neuroplasticity, the brain’s remarkable ability to rebuild and expand neural connections, allows TMS to strengthen disrupted networks.
Kaizen Personalized TMS Protocol
Years of experience led Kaizen specialists to expand our TMS protocol beyond the traditional targeting methods, ensuring greater accuracy and
Traditional Targeting Method
Typically, TMS has relied on generalized knowledge of brain architecture to stimulate a single, broad area of the brain linked to depression.
Kaizen’s Individualized TMS Targeting
.Kaizen’s personalized TMS targets multiple treatment sites and directs electromagnetic current to those exact sites.
Three components of Kaizen’s Advanced, Individualized TMS protocol allow our team to target treatment at new levels of accuracy:
1 Comprehensive Evaluation – One or more Kaizen specialists in neuropsychiatry, neurology, and neuropsychology assesses the patient to identify one or multiple areas of the brain that will benefit from TMS treatements.
2 Neural Network Mapping – Kaizen advisor and Harvard Neuropsychiatrist Shan Siddiqi recently developed a groundbreaking tool that uses fMRI data to create 3D maps of an individual’s complete brain circuitry. With this new neural network mapping tool, Kaizen can identify treatment sites down to exact coordinates within the brain.
3 Neuronavigation – Kaizen providers use a stereotactic positioning tool (the type used to facilitate brain surgery) to guide TMS current to the precise coordinates identified using the Neural Network Mapping tool.