Millions of individuals in the United States struggle with mental health issues. For many, these mental health concerns occur alongside addiction to drugs and alcohol. For those who are ready to begin to heal, Westwind Recovery® offers a number of therapy options. Holistic and evidence-based therapies work to help our clients understand the underlying causes of addiction, develop healthy coping skills for mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and break free from substance abuse. TMS therapy is one option that can help you work through mental health concerns and rebuild your life.
An Overview of TMS Therapy
If you are interested in a TMS therapy program, then it is important for you to know how this works. TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. This is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation. A magnetic field is changed around the head of the user. Then, this is used to create an electric current that will then stimulate a specific part of the brain. There is a generator that uses an electric pulse to power a magnetic coil. Then, this coil is connected to the scalp. This process is painless and is always done by a trained medical professional.
The goal is to change the magnetic field around the brain in an effort to change the buy signal flow through the nervous system. This can be used to treat a wide variety of mental health issues and can help you feel relief from depression, anxiety, and even cravings for drugs or alcohol.
What Can TMS Therapy Treat?
TMS therapy can treat a number of neurological and mental health issues. Some of the potential applications of a TMS therapy program include treatment of:
- Severe forms of depression
- Substance use issues
- A variety of neurological issues, such as seizures
- Psychotic disorders
Anyone who wants to learn more about this treatment program needs to make sure they meet with a trained medical professional. That way, they will be able to find out if our luxury rehab and recovery program is right for them.
Is TMS Therapy Safe?
As with any treatment option, it is important to take a closer look at the potential side effects before beginning a treatment plan.
TMS therapy is safe for the majority of people. This therapy can be incredibly beneficial, especially to those who struggle with both mental health issues and substance use disorders. However, there are a few rare side effects and some individuals might not be good candidates for this therapy:
- Fainting is a rare but possible side effects
- Isolated episodes of seizures have been reported
- It is possible that people may suffer from memory loss during the treatment program
- Individuals with cardiac pacemakers should not participate in a TMS therapy program, as this may lead to an arrhythmia
The best way to begin a TMS therapy program is by reaching out to a treatment center near you. Westwind Recovery® in Los Angeles incorporates TMS therapy into our personalized treatment plans, and our team members can determine if this therapy is right for you.
Learn More About TMS Therapy at Westwind Recovery®
If you are looking for a way to develop a well-rounded treatment plan, then it is possible that TMS therapy may be a part of it. That is where we can help you. At Westwind Recovery®, we take great pride in the services that we provide. Members of our team are going to work with you personally to develop a treatment plan that will help you overcome your mental health issues or substance use disorder through our substance abuse treatment programs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our treatment team–we look forward to helping you build a happier, healthier life.