Though the progress is subtle and gradual, many patients have reported they started feeling better within the first 6-8 treatments. While symptom relief is fantastic news, it is best to complete the full treatment protocol so the brain learns how to actually function better.
No. Brain Frequency™ treatments are non-painful and non-invasive, using a very low powered magnetic stimulation. The sensation at the point of contact during treatment resembles that of balloon static.
Not many. This treatment does momentarily deplete your brain's natural supply of glucose, so some patients report fatigue after the first few treatments. This is easily amended with a small juice following treatment to replenish lost glucose. For most, this fatigue resembles afternoon drag - aware you're a bit tired but able to function just as normal. Although rare, other side effects associated may include headache, scalp discomfort at the site of stimulation, and lightheadedness. If there are side effects, they are generally mild to moderate and improve shortly after an individual session and decrease over time with additional sessions.
After confirming candidacy for treatment, your appointments will look like the following:
You will complete this same process for each set of treatments.
With the exception of your initial treatment, each appointment should take no longer than 30 minutes. This process to complete one set of 10 treatments can take anywhere from 7 to 12 days depending on your treatment protocol. Brain Frequency™ suggests an average of 40 treatments, so plan for 4-6 weeks of treatment. Consistency is key. You will get the best results when you are treated daily.
Progress reports are given with each follow up EEG. This is an objective measurement of the progress your brain is making. The EEGs are paired with psychometric assessments (subjective information). Your provider will use all of this information together to inform you of progress and adjust your treatment protocol as your brain progresses.
No. Treatment can be completed with medications, though some providers have been able to taper down and even discontinue medications once symptoms and issues are relieved. This is a decision to be made jointly between the patient and their provider.
Treatments include the use of (painless) magnetic stimulation, so those with a history of seizures, ferrous metal or hardware in the head or neck, pacemakers , spinal or bladder stimulators should not undergo this treatment. Though the risk is extremely small, there have been a few reports of seizures with TMS devices (1 in 3 million). There are no known adverse cognitive or long-term effects associated with TMS therapy. However, as a relatively new treatment, unforeseen long-term risks may exist. The risks of exposure to TMS or TMS-like therapies during pregnancy are unknown.