'Magnets not Medication’ – New TMS Treatment Launched in London

A new non-medication based treatment for depression and a range of medical and psychiatric problems is now available in London. TMS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Smart TMS, affiliated with The Smart Clinics.

New London-based company Smart TMS has launched TMS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - an innovative new non-invasive treatment for depression and a range of other medical and psychiatric conditions which utilises the power of magnetic activity and stimulation.

TMS is a true technological breakthrough which offers patients a new treatment option that is both safe and effective. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment is non-invasive and involves no medication, sedation, anaesthesia or surgery. It is a very attractive alternative to antidepressants as it avoids the side-effects and addiction issues which patients on medication can face.

Smart TMS Clinics’ Medical Director Dr. Leigh. A. Neal MD FRCPsych explains how the system works.

“TMS uses pulsing magnetic fields to activate or suppress the brain centres associated with a number of medical and psychiatric disorders. The TMS therapy system generates a highly concentrated magnetic field produced by a treatment coil, which turns on and off very rapidly. As these magnetic fields pulse they produce very small electrical currents which increase or decrease activity in the brain centres associated with the condition being treated.”

Clinical body NICE has approved the treatment for depression for use in the UK in 2015. It was FDA approved in America in 2008. However, there is now considerable evidence for wider usage of TMS.

Dr Neal continues:

“There have been a range of clinical studies demonstrating TMS’s use for a range of psychiatric conditions. Studies have shown results in treating patients with difficult issues such as Anorexia, Bulimia or Cocaine addiction. There are also applications for rehabilitation in stroke victims and treating chronic pain. The treatment was also approved by NICE for treating migraine in 2014. This is a very exciting area of medicine.”

Although TMS has the credentials and approvals, there is very little availability in the UK for this new treatment.

Smart TMS is a new company which is dedicated to providing TMS treatment in London. They are affiliated with and located within The Smart Clinics at their South Kensington/Brompton Cross centre, where patients can also access a range of healthcare services including private GPs, counselling, specialists and complementary therapies.

Contact Info:
Name: Smart TMS
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Organization: Smart TMS, affiliated with The Smart Clinics London
Address: 13 Crescent Place, South Kensington, London, SW3 2EA
Phone: 0800 088 6060
Website: http://www.smarttms.co.uk

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