Magnetic Coils: Help For Stroke Survivors

Magnetic coils are being used to help rehabilitate stroke victims that suffer from the inability to use or recognize one side of the body. This inability usually originates in the right side of the brain, affecting the left side of the body. Instead of only partially effective physical therapy and outside stimuli for training the brain, researchers suggest that magnetic therapy might be a better solution. The procedure, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), involves placing a magnetic coil against the stroke victim’s head and sending a current into the affected nerve cells to stimulate them. TMS can also balance unequal activity levels between the left and right brain that can occur after a stroke. More info: magnetic coils

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