Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy treats the entire body. The benefits can be endless. I’ve blogged about PEMF treating breast cancer, reducing fibromyalgia pain, treating osteoarthritis, easing the stresses of PTSD and more. In this particular blog, I’ll be covering how we can add treatment of Tinnitus to the long list of benefits.
rTMS remarkably (sic) uses frequencies nearly always at 10 Hz or less. It would be a beneficial trait, no credit to the designers. It would be technically impossible to pulse a magnetic field faster and maintain their high Tesla ratings (without much larger capacitors), in an effort to keep the rTMS systems.
The coils of a more manageable size, while not overheating the coils unduly fast, are limited their frequency output to 20 Hz or below. Thus, most rTMS studies of all types seem to be down at between 1 Hz known as slow rTMS and 10 Hz commonly known as fast rTMS. Some rTMS studies venture as high as 20 Hz. with the iMRS the range is from .05 to 30 Hz
The motor threshold varies from person to person, these systems can nearly always be set at some point ABOVE motor threshold. These massive-pulse systems get up to around 5 – 10 Hz (beats per second), the maximum – peak amplitude drops quite a bit making supra-motor-threshold pulses impossible.
What Our Clients Say
Based on client feedback PEMF over weeks and months should, in fact, turn down the volume.
In our experience, Pulsed electromagnetic fields at these far lower amplitudes than rTMS, over longer duration.
Tip: It has also been reported that Lecithin as a dietary supplement shows promise for tinnitus (it’s made from soybean, so make sure you find a non-GMO.)
The bibliographical information below is offered for educational purposes only and definitely not as promotional material for our content regarding pulsed electromagnetic field technology.
Magnetic Therapy for Tinnitus Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy PEMF As Repetitive Transcraniel Magnetic Stimulation rTMS
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- Takahashi S, Ukai S, Tsuji T, et al. Reduction of cortical excitability and increase of thalamic activity in a low-frequency rTMS treatment for chronic tinnitus. Neurocase. 2015;21(3):339-344. [PubMed]
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Researchers have written a number of research trials and clinical reviews on rTMS. Some of the results include:
- A 2013 data review published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found rTMS treatments that delivered more than 1,200 magnetic pulses total made people with major depression more responsive to treatment. The study’s authors said rTMS has “clinically meaningful benefits” for those suffering with depression.
- According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, people who are highly treatment resistant usually experience fewer benefits to rTMS than people who aren’t as treatment-resistant. Resistance treatment require other therapies, such as Electroconvulsive therapy ( ECT).
- A 2014 data review published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found people who receive rTMS were five times more likely to have remission of their symptoms than people who didn’t receive TMS treatments.
- A 2014 article published in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology found that rTMS had strong evidence that supported its effectiveness in treating depression, pain, and schizophrenia.
Many studies now in progress have researchers examining the long-term effects of rTMS
Thank you for reading!