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Personalized TMS in Carmel, IN

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Non-Invasive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Personalized Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) uses gentle magnetic waves to help realign and reorganize how information passes through neurons in the brain. This FDA-cleared therapy is ideal for patients with depression, anxiety, sleep, stress, addiction, or brain inflammation as a result of injury or infection. Personalized TMS maps your specific brainwave patterns to inform a customized treatment protocol. TMS has proven successful for patients with needs ranging from cognitive and athletic performance to healing after concussion. We also recommend our Carmel Personalized TMS for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and challenging symptoms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). This state-of-the-art therapy may offer life-changing results without prescriptions or invasive procedures. Contact us today to learn more and start your journey to better focus, clarity, and confidence.

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What is Personalized TMS?

Understanding Personalized Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Personalized TMS at The Center for Fully Functional Health is a non-invasive therapy that uses gentle magnetic pulses to alter brainwaves. Repeated exposure to these magnetic waves over weeks can reorganize cellular function in the brain with impressive results.

We describe TMS as a pacemaker for your brain. Patients with an abnormal heartbeat often receive a pacemaker that administers tiny electrical impulses to help stabilize and correct their heart rhythm. In the same way, TMS uses localized electrical impulses to alter how messages travel from one part of the brain to another, correcting disruptions that cause various challenging mental health conditions and neurological disorders.

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What are the benefits of Personalized TMS?

TMS was first used over 40 years ago and received FDA clearance in 2008 as a treatment option for serious depression that did not respond to medication. Since then, TMS has been further FDA-cleared for patients with migraines with aura, OCD, or those who wish to stop smoking, and its benefits don’t stop there.

While Repetitive TMS showed promising success, the results were limited by a one-size-fits-all approach. For instance, every patient who received TMS therapy for depression received the same TMS treatment protocol, regardless of their specific brain function, medical history, or needs.

In contrast, Personalized TMS is customized to each patient’s specific brain patterns and neuron function. Personalized TMS therapy represents an incredible scientific advancement in addressing the brain wave disruption caused by brain trauma, infection, toxic/toxicant exposure, congenital abnormalities, lack of sleep, stress, and addiction.

How Does Personalized TMS Work?

Keys to Successful Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy

Personalized TMS therapy starts with a painless scan called an EEG with ECG – an electroencephalogram with electrocardiogram, and it’s used to map brain waves. Small adhesive sensors are placed across the patient’s scalp for 30-60 minutes to record their brain waves and heart rhythm.

A specially trained neurologist then analyzes the information this EEG with ECG provides. Based on the results, we create a customized TMS protocol explicitly designed to address the disruptions shown in that EEG. Your Fully Functional practitioner will discuss the suggested TMS protocol with you and show you exactly which areas of the EEG report it’s designed to address.

Every brain is special and unique, and every Personalized TMS therapy protocol is, too.

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Am I a Good Candidate for TMS?

Personalized TMS Results

Once your initial EEG is complete and interpreted, Personalized TMS therapy is administered via a special cap worn on the head. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, and there is typically no discomfort beyond a mild tapping or twitching sensation on the scalp.

Personalized TMS sessions are scheduled every weekday, Monday through Friday, for 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the goals and level of intervention required. Every two weeks of your TMS protocol, we will also repeat an EEG with ECG to evaluate progress and make necessary changes. To see the expected results, you must be available to come to the practice for your half-hour session every weekday.

The process of Personalized TMS offers exciting, real-time insight into brain function, with the potential for quick and lasting results. It’s been used to successfully improve both cognitive and athletic performance, as well as to noticeably reduce symptoms of:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion
  • OCD
  • Insomnia or disturbed sleep
  • Brain fog or trouble with focus/memory
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Brain dysfunction associated with chronic infections
  • Addiction and cravings
  • Movement Disorders/Spasms (such as those seen with Parkinson’s)

If you or a loved one suffers from any of the symptoms or conditions above, we encourage you to consider Personalized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for Personalized TMS Carmel functional medicine doctors at The Center for Fully Functional Health can address that and any other questions you have during a consultation. Please call our office at (317) 989-8463 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information about how to schedule an EEG and begin the evaluation process.

Personalized TMS Frequently Asked Questions

We would love to speak with you one-on-one to determine whether TMS in Carmel, IN, best fits your health needs and goals. We look forward to creating a customized journey to Fully Functional that helps you live your healthiest, most joyful life.

Your Personalized TMS therapy begins with an EEG to map your brain function. This painless scan lasts 30 to 60 minutes and involves having small sensors attached across the scalp and sometimes the upper torso. You will need to lie still, but there is no discomfort involved. Personalized TMS sessions are administered with a special cap worn on the head, and most patients report nothing more than a tingling, twitching, or tapping sensation on the scalp. In rare instances, some patients report a minor headache during treatment, but this resolves quickly and without any intervention.

Personalized TMS is widely considered a safe, non-invasive treatment option and has received FDA clearance as a result. It’s vital that well-trained practitioners and technicians administer Repetitive TMS in a professional medical environment. The Center for Fully Functional Health team has that expertise and will take every step to ensure your TMS therapy is safe and effective.

We can certainly understand why you might ask that question about a therapy designed to help reorganize how the brain processes and responds to information! Extensive research into TMS benefits and results shows that it does NOT alter your personality. However, suppose you are undergoing TMS as a treatment modality for anxiety or depression. In that case, you can expect your behaviors and actions to revert to the person you were before a mood disorder caused unwanted challenges. The same can be said for patients with OCD, addiction, or other conditions that affect their mood. While you and your loved ones will notice a change, it is because TMS removes negative thought patterns or behaviors rather than changing who you are.

TMS patients are scheduled for 30-minute sessions every weekday, Monday through Friday, for 4 to 8 weeks. The length of your personalized plan will be based on the results of your initial EEG and your personal health history and goals. Every two weeks of your TMS treatment, we will repeat the EEG to evaluate your progress and make necessary changes. For many patients, the results of Personalized TMS therapy last for years; for others, repeat sessions are required more often to maintain the desired results. Your experience will depend on your diagnosis or reasons for treatment and how well you respond to TMS therapy.

The Center for Fully Functional Health offers all-inclusive Personalized TMS Plans starting at $4,000. Every TMS plan includes the necessary EEG scans, interpretation by a specially trained neurologist, the development of a custom treatment protocol by your Fully Functional practitioner, and the recommended series of TMS sessions. Your package price will depend on the length of your treatment.

Many health insurance companies offer coverage for Personalized TMS for diagnoses including Major Depressive Disorders, OCD, and migraines with aura. Other diagnoses may not be covered, and every insurance company is different. All TMS services are self-pay, but we will provide documentation upon request that can be used to support a claim, if you would like to file for insurance reimbursement yourself. We also offer convenient Care Credit payment plans if insurance coverage is unavailable.

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