Depression And Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Research
by Joshua Parker on Jun 09, 2016
Pulsed electro magnetic field therapy (PEMF Therapy) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) & repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) appear to mediate depression and/or neurochemical imbalances that cause depression in a good majority of subjects, though the effects are transient. After all, these studies are clinical in nature, exposure sessions are short and require dozens of trips to clinic. Even so, some studies show benefit lasting 3-6 months post treatment.
We believe there is a better way than blasting the brain with thousands upon thousands of Gauss during short exposure.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been shown to up-regulate / help reset various neurotransmission processes, it would make sense that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) would in fact have significant beneficial effect on depression and other psychiatric disorders caused by neuro-chemical and hormonal imbalances and / or neurotransmission processes.
Research shows that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (rTMS / PEMF) up-modulates certain neuroendocrine functions which improve psychological and physiological health and wellbeing. See Parkinson’s bibliography for studies involving Dopamine and Melatonin synthesis and the Sandyk and Anninos pages for Parkinson’s and Epilepsy specifically. In 2006 momentum increased in the field of researching rTMS / PEMF specifically against depression and other neurological conditions and Health Canada was very close to approving transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression. In 2007 Canada reversed its position and rTMS/TMS is now no closer to approval than it was several years ago. In the United States you will wait for years, if not decades.
Research has proven beyond any reasonable doubt, that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF therapy) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TMS) are absent expected or unexpected adverse reactions though about 10-15% are non-responsive in our experience.
Several hundred pulsed electromagnetic field therapy citations contained in our research bibliographies are linked directly to PubMed a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.