tDCS

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) is a safe, painless and well-tolerated procedure that has been shown to provide relief in many people with chronic conditions such as depression and pain. Sooma tDCS™ technology is a medical device used by healthcare professionals worldwide and has TGA approval in Australia.

tDCS – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation that uses a weak electric current to create functional changes (i.e. neuroplasticity) in the underlying brain tissue. A tDCS device is a small battery powered unit with two connected electrodes that are placed on the scalp. When the stimulator is turned on, current flows from the device to the electrodes and subsequently through the brain.

Over the last few decades, research has shown tDCS to be an effective, and affordable treatment of major depressive disorder and neuropathic (nerve) pain, with no major side effects.

tDCS treatment is typically applied for 20-30 minutes, 5 days a week, for a minimum of 2 weeks. A cap with two electrodes is placed over the head, while you sit in a comfortable chair. You are completely alert and awake during the treatments. tDCS treatment can be used on its own or in combination with pharmaceutical and/or psychological therapy.

For a fuller outline of this treatment see: