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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

I think that tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) works, based on using the Halo Sport. Scientific types can do their statistical stuff averaging out gains and losses to “doesn’t work”, but I expect they’ll all be proven wrong and the technology will be widely accepted in the medical community within 5 years.

For that matter, I think that PEMF has real effects that will also gain acceptance, and also I disqualify any medical doctor that has not personally had a moderate or severe concussion as unqualified to judge brain function with any insight—zero perspective.

Safety of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Evidence Based Update 2016

To date, based on over a total 33,000 sessions and over 1,000 subjects who received repeated tDCS sessions, there is no evidence for irreversible injury produced by conventional tDCS protocols within a wide range of stimulation parameters (≤40 min, ≤4 mA, ≤7.2 C). This analysis consolidates and adds to existing evidence on tDCS safety and facilitates further research of tDCS in human subjects. These conclusions are in agreement with a prior analyses and review focused on single center experiences

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

What Tony and several other former U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel received Newport Brain Research Laboratory, located at the Center, was a new treatment for brain disorders, one that might just revolutionize brain-based medicine. Though the FDA clinical trials to judge its efficacy and risks are ongoing, the technique could help humanity deal with a constellation of its most common mental disorders — depression, anxiety, aggressiveness, attention deficit, and others—and do so without drugs. And if its underpinning theory proves correct, it could be among the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of mental health since the invention of the EEG a century ago.

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For Tony, MeRT’s effects were obvious and immediate. He walked out of the first session to a world made new. “Everything looked different,” he told me. “My bike looked super shiny.” He began to receive MeRT five times a week— each session lasting about an hour, with waiting room time — and quickly noticed a change in his energy. “I was super boosted,” he said. His mood changed as well.

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Like Cathy, the rest had difficulty sleeping. Even Ted, who had no severe PTSD-related problems, reported that he “slept like crap,” before the treatment began.

All said that they saw big improvements after a course of therapy that ran five days a week for about four weeks. Bill reported that his headaches were gone, as did Cathy, who said her depression and mood disorders had lessened considerably. Jim’s memory and concentration improved so dramatically that he had begun pursuing a second master’s degree and won a spot on his college’s football team. Ted said he was feeling “20 years younger” physically and found himself better able to keep pace with the younger SEALS he was training. All of it, they say, was a result of small, precisely delivered, pops of electricity to the brain. Jim said the lab had also successfully treated back and limb pain by targeting the peripheral nervous system with the same technique.


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