Electromagnetic Therapy Lifts the Blues

Increase the Release of Mood-Enhancing Chemicals

A study published in the journal Brain Stimulation, involving 301 patients, found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) non-invasive therapy can be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. TMS works by delivering a series of electrical pulses to the part of the brain associated with depression and other mood disorders. This generates an electric current in the brain that stimulates neurons to increase the release of mood-enhancing chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

TMS has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be performed on an outpatient basis in a psychiatrist’s office.

Source: Loyola University Medical Center

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

People with osteoarthritis that wake up feeling enthusiastic about getting things done in their day end up exercising more and feeling less plagued by symptoms.

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

A Chinese study pooling 47 clinical trials concluded that Chinese herbs are a safe, effective remedy that work either with antidepressants or alone.

EFT Relieves Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress

Emotional Freedom Technique’s (EFT) gentle tapping relieves stress and encourages the body-mind to self-heal.

Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Feel Better

Women who are suffering from breast cancer can find some relief by partaking in yoga.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags