What is Neurostimulation?
Neurostimulation is used to treat both chronic pain and mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, stress and so on.
To help with mental disorders, we deliver very low electrical micro-currents through a head cap with electrodes attached that work to change the pattern of neuron activity. These electrodes provide stimulation to stimulate and interact with neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are associated with pain processing and emotional wellbeing.
To treat chronic pain, pain developed from physical health problems, or from sport or exercise, we place a pad to the injured site where similar microcurrents via electromagnets, work to dilate your capillaries. As a result, this increases your blood flow which allows for more nutrients and oxygen to access the treatment site. New healthy cells are added to where the damage is which reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
Neurostimulation can be a great adjunct to Neurofeedback training as it enhances synaptic plasticity and thus, amplifies the brain training. As it primes the brain, you can experience longer lasting results when coupled together.
What is the experience like?
The user will feel a slight tingling sensation underneath the electrode. This feeling typically goes away after a few minutes as the skin becomes used to the sensation of stimulation.
Is it safe?
Evidence indicated that there are no serious side effects.
Is it normal to see a white flashing light during?
If you experience this, don’t worry, it is not dangerous. This is known as the phosphene effect; It occurs when the electrodes are placed too close to the eye and stimulate the optic nerve.
Who Benefits from Neurostimulation?
Those who have:
- Mood Disorder
- Chronic Pain