Transcranial magnetic stimulation

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS or Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or rTMS is a way of using magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain without the need for drugs, and without inserting anything into the brain.[1]

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TMS is typically used for depression, when conventional treatments have not worked.[1]

There is also some limited evidence for using TMS for migraine prevention or during migraines.[2]

Solve M.E. have partnered with UCLA's Neuromodulation Division at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center to study the effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment for ME/CFS.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Transcranial magnetic stimulation". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  2. "Migraine - Treatment". October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  3. "Solve M.E. Partners with UCLA on ME/CFS Research on Brain Stimulation". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. March 16, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.