This is a Migraine zapper gadget. It is a hand-held device. It is shaped like a large brick connecting with a handle. It emanates strong but lower frequency magnetic pulses. It may decrease the pain due to migraine if used backside of head. Patients, suffering from Migraine may use it without anybody’s help. A previous research had reported that the use of transcranial magnetic stimulator (TMS) reduces or the device completely controls the pain. It may be useful in severe depression, posttraumatic stress syndrome and in tinnitus too. The US Food and Drug Administration is supposed to grant approval this TMS technology device for the patients suffering from migraine and depression.
If you ever visit a psychiatrist’s clinic, don’t mistake that helmet-shaped device as something other than its having a good and considerable relation to your patient. Weird though it may look, with all those crawling electrodes in it, the newly developed transcranial magnetic stimulation device can help treat clinical depression. By placing the device on a patient’s head, the doctor can deliver a pulse to the gray matter. Hence, it can prove effective in treating tough and complicated cases. Once its FDA review is cleared, it could be in the market by this year’s end. The device does not leave an impact on a patient after its use, with the patients being able to go back home or even to work afterwards. It is simply because, transcranial magnetic stimulation works by creating an electromagnetic pulse without disturbing the skull or scalp. Amazingly, without affecting it, the device can reach two to three centimeters into the brain to stimulate the prefrontal cortex and paralimbic blood flow. This can safely help increase the serotonin output as well the dopamine and norepinephrine functions. So, next time you visit your psychiatrist, don’t be put down by the bizzare-looking device that can be used on you. Via: scifi Image