tDCS = Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS or Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation is a gentle drug-free therapy method with a lasting effect.
What is tDCS?

tDCS or Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation is a gentle drug-free therapy method with a long-lasting effect. During the treatment, small electrodes are positioned on the scalp through which a weak electrical impulse is sent. The treatment, which is not perceptible, specifically stimulates areas of the brain to become active or to become damped down in the case of overactivity. By altering the excitability of the nerve cells, diseases such as depression or migraine can be specifically treated.

In the corresponding areas, the excitability or sensitivity can be normalised and improved in the long term. The intensity and duration of the electrical stimulation, together with the optimal positioning of the electrodes, determine the success of the treatment. These are determined in the so-called stimulation protocol and continuously optimised during the therapy. We select the appropriate protocols based on the latest research results and scientific findings.

We use tDCS for chronic pain and mental illness, e.g. for patients with depression. In addition, tDCS is suitable as a side-effect-free alternative for the drug therapy of migraine prophylaxis. In the field of neurology, success can also be achieved in the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia or spasticity, as well as in disorders of memory and concentration.

The treatment can influence the functioning (excitability) of the brain and be used to reduce impaired daily activities and functions after strokes.


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