TMS therapy

Health and Wellness Center, Wellness & Therapy Services located in Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach, FL

TMS therapy

About TMS therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a novel treatment that aims to address depression at the source. At Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture in Coral Gables, Florida, the seasoned specialists use TMS therapy to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a TMS therapy consultation.

TMS therapy Q&A

What is TMS therapy?

TMS therapy is an innovative depression treatment that uses a focused pulsed magnetic field, similar to the technology in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). During this noninvasive, medication-free procedure, you can relax while the NeuroStar® TMS machine stimulates specific regions of your brain to minimize depression symptoms.

Which mental health conditions can TMS therapy address?

While TMS therapy primarily addresses treatment-resistant depression, it’s a promising solution for other mental health conditions, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Addiction
  • Migraines
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A comprehensive psychological and neurological evaluation is essential to determine whether you’re a candidate for TMS therapy.

How does TMS therapy relieve depression symptoms?

TMS can help disrupt neural activity in your brain. Neurons are messengers that help regulate how you think, behave, and move. TMS therapy stimulates targeted brain regions, influencing neurotransmitters (compounds that neurons release) to rewire the brain. By rewiring these functions, TMS can help improve your mood and relieve depression symptoms.

Is TMS therapy safe?

TMS therapy is a safe, FDA-approved treatment for depression. Many people experience fewer side effects with TMS therapy compared with conventional antidepressant medications. If necessary, TMS can complement traditional medications, herbal medicine, and homeopathic therapies.

I have a TMS therapy appointment. What can I expect?

During your TMS therapy session, you sit in a comfortable chair with earplugs to avoid the treatment’s tap-tap sound. The certified technician then places a TMS device over your head, ensuring maximum and effective transcranial magnetic stimulation of the targeted brain structures. 

As the session begins, you experience a loud ‘“tap-tap-tap” sound emitted from the helmet in varying intervals, depending on the treatment protocol. While you won't feel these taps, you may experience vibrations from the coil. 

Treatment times vary, but most TMS therapy sessions last about 20-40 minutes. Once the treatment is complete, you can immediately drive yourself home and return to your normal routine.

How many TMS therapy treatments will I need?

Many people benefit from daily sessions for about 4-8 weeks, though treatment protocols vary based on your unique needs and therapy goals.

Call Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture today, or use the online booking tool to schedule a TMS therapy consultation.