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Magnet Therapy Helps Heal Stroke

The more days of stroke disease is increasingly becoming a frightening specter for everyone. Especially for those with less attention to lifestyle, be it in terms of diet, or other activities.

Recently there is new research in the Department of Neurology University of Miami show that stimulates nerve cells in the brain with magnetic therapy can help recovery from stroke.

During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), the doctors placed a large magnetic coil against the scalp of patients, which creates an electrical current to stimulate nerve cells. After a stroke, one side of the brain can become overactive and the other side can be overloaded at work. With TMS therapy, the balance between the two sides of the brain can be restored.

From research conducted by the Department of Neurology, ten of the 20 people who suffer from stroke, accept magnetic therapy every day for two weeks. Whereas the other 10 received treatment outside of TMS.

After walking for two weeks of the study, the stroke patients were tested to measure the level of copying lines and figures, the test also linking daily activities, like reading the numbers on a cell phone call, the selection of coins, to read the menu.

Overall, participants who received the magnetic therapy increased by 16.3% due after the therapy, the patient’s recovery rate increased to 22.6%.

Researchers Giacomo Koch, MD, PhD, of the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, Italy, and colleagues showed that the recovery could be the combined effect of a mental exercise as well as TMS.

According to Ralph L. Sacco, MD, chairman of the Neurology Department at the School of Medicine, University of Miami, the study of TMS is very interesting and important. This discovery is the first step to a process of healing strokes.

Patrick Lyden, MD, chairman of the Neurology Department at the Medical Center, Los Angeles, adding that with this magnet therapy, we can get more patients into a good rehab program.Since this is a new treatment and very interesting information.

Alan Manevitz, MD, a psychiatrist in New York City, Lenox Hill Hospital, using TMS to treat patients affected by depression, including depression that can follow a stroke. He added that new research shows that TMS has a tremendous potential in treating stroke-related disability.

So far, the TMS units said to be very expensive. As said by Randolph Marshall, MD, MS, Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, the TMS requires special training, so the price tends to exorbitant. However, TMS is expected to be a breath of fresh air for healing therapy, especially for people with stroke.

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