Transcranial magnetic stimuli or TMS is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes magnetic fields to stimulate the brain’s nerve cells to improve depression symptoms. Most medical practitioners use this treatment when other treatments to treat depression have been ineffective.

How TMS Works

The doctor places an electromagnetic coil against the person’s scalp near their forehead. The electromagnet then delivers a painless magnetic pulse to stimulate the brain’s nerve cells that function to control mood and depression.

The repetitive transmission of electromagnetic pulses into the brain improves mood and eases depression symptoms. Another term to