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Transcranial electrical stimulation

Transcranial electrical stimulation

TES (transcranial electrical stimulation)

TES (transcranial electrical stimulation) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique in which an electrical current is applied through the scalp and brain activity is modulated. There are two types of TES: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). TES is a harmless procedure that is well tolerated by patients, with minimal side effects. It is important to know that this procedure should be performed by trained professionals and under medical supervision.

tDCS

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique in which harmless, low-amperage current is targeted to specific areas of the scalp, usually the motor or prefrontal cortex. This technique uses two or more electrodes that are attached to the surface of the scalp and release an electrical current. The current passes through brain tissue and induces changes in the resting membrane potential of neurons, which in turn alters cortical excitability and brain neuroplasticity. Scientific research shows that tDCS improves cognitive and motor functions in various ways. tDCS has beneficial effects on working memory, attention and motor learning. This technique is used to treat various neurological and psychiatric diseases - depression, chronic pain and addictions.

tACS

Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) uses alternating current on the scalp with a specific frequency and amplitude. This triggers neural oscillations that affect cognitive processes such as attention, perception and memory. tACS is also used for sleep modulation and shows promising results in the treatment of epilepsy and depression.

tDCS therapy of depression

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation that works by delivering low-amperage electrical current to specific areas of the scalp. The current penetrates the scalp and reaches the underlying brain tissue, where it modulates neuronal activity.

tDCS is an effective technique for the treatment of mild and moderate medication-resistant depression. Studies show reduction in symptoms of depression, improvement in mood and quality of life.

Transcranial electrical stimulation

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