• A group of neuroscience experts have issued a warning about the dangers of trying "do-it-yourself" transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). (medscape.com)
  • In the 2010 study, Cohen Kadosh and colleagues used transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which delivers a weak but constant current to the brain via electrodes placed on the skull. (wired.com)
  • In a June 2 article, Kerri Smith of the Observer focuses on several different varieties of such treatments, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS), which are currently being studied by experts hoping to firmly establish their benefits to the medical community. (redorbit.com)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is another method that uses electrodes placed on the forehead and scalp to transmit weak electric currents from a 9-volt battery. (newsmax.com)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to improve outcomes with motor therapy after stroke. (centerwatch.com)
  • We demonstrate that honesty can be increased in humans with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. (pnas.org)
  • The roles of various areas, including the frontal eye fields (FEF), the pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA) and the inferior frontal gyrus, in inhibitory control have been investigated using an inhibitory control task and both transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). (nih.gov)
  • Techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can be used. (wikipedia.org)
  • FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder received approval for marketing Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . (upi.com)
  • The noninvasive stimulation, which involves placing electrodes on the scalp for various time periods, is being investigated in clinical trials for a variety of neurologic and psychiatric conditions. (medscape.com)
  • In deep brain stimulation, electrodes are placed in the thalamus (to treat essential tremor and multiple sclerosis ) or in the globus pallidus (for Parkinson's disease ). (medicinenet.com)
  • In deep brain stimulation electrodes are connected by wires to a type of pacemaker device (called an impulse generator, or IPG) implanted under the skin of the chest, below the collarbone. (medicinenet.com)
  • Unlike vagus nerve stimulation or deep brain stimulation, rTMS does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of your brain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation involves creating small holes in the skull to implant the electrodes, and surgery to implant the device that contains the batteries under the skin in the chest. (mayoclinic.org)
  • I think the authors are reasonably careful to acknowledge that this particular scenario may be highly dependent on a number of factors, including the exact placement of reference electrodes, the exact stimulation parameters used, as well as possibly more interesting things like the cytoarchitectural features of the areas undergoing stimulation. (scienceblogs.com)
  • That change causes them to release neurotransmitter chemicals, the result being stimulation of brain cells very similar to that caused by implanted electrodes. (utne.com)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, which is commonly known as TENS, involves applying a mild electrical current through electrodes stuck to the skin. (alzheimers.org.uk)
  • 6. The electrical stimulation body pack according to claim 3 comprising a plurality of flexible electrodes attached to said pouch in a spaced apart array with each electrode having a separate lead wire attached thereto. (google.com)
  • Using electrodes, deep-brain stimulation is already used to treat patients with Parkinson's, epilepsy, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. (zdnet.com)
  • Electrical stimulation was given via an obturator with seven electrodes, which could be connected in different combinations of pairs. (mendeley.com)
  • In all the women, stimulation with the electrodes in specific positions effected a more marked rise in the UPPs than with the electrodes in other positions. (mendeley.com)
  • If the stimulation is painful, turn off the machine and remove the electrodes so your skin can recover. (livestrong.com)
  • It is a surgical therapy that involves permanently implanting thin stimulation electrodes (wires) into deep regions of the brain that control motor function. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Though the biology of why rTMS works isn't completely understood, the stimulation appears to impact how the brain is working, which in turn seems to ease depression symptoms and improve mood. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Now the procedure, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), shows promise for another mysterious, hard-to-treat disorder: chronic pain. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The new study is the first industry-independent, multi-site, randomized, tightly controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to discover significant antidepressant effects in a subgroup of patients. (livescience.com)
  • A sample of 190 patients who had previously failed to respond to antidepressant medications received at least three weeks of randomized, controlled magnetic stimulations on weekdays for three weeks, with the rTMS magnet aimed at their brain's left prefrontal cortex. (livescience.com)
  • After just one session of transcranial stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment, patients with anorexia nervosa experienced a reduction in core symptoms, according to new research at King's College London. (psychcentral.com)
  • Our goal was to perform a systematic review on the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of status epilepticus (SE) and refractory status epilepticus (RSE). (hindawi.com)
  • All patients underwent a medical evaluation that included physical examination and routine laboratory studies before and after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment. (centerwatch.com)
  • Brief summary: This study will evaluate the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in schizophrenia with treatment resistant auditory hallucination Detailed description: Auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia disorders have been proposed to be associated with a source- monitoring deficit. (centerwatch.com)
  • This new study is the first randomised control trial to assess whether repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS), already an approved treatment for depression, is also effective in reducing symptoms of anorexia. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Deep brain stimulation involves implanting an electrode deep within your brain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The amount of stimulation delivered by the electrode is controlled by a pacemaker-like device placed under the skin in your chest. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Scientists at ASU in Tempe are developing a new kind of brain cell stimulation , one that uses ultrasound waves instead of internal electrode implants. (utne.com)
  • a lead wire electrically connected to the flexible nerve and muscle stimulation electrode. (google.com)
  • 2. The electrical stimulation body pack according to claim 1 wherein both pouch surfaces include a loop material and said flexible electrical stimulation electrode comprises hook means for providing placement of the electrode at various positions on both pouch surfaces. (google.com)
  • electrically conductive gel means for releasably coupling the flexible electrical nerve and muscle stimulation electrode to said body part, said electrically conductive gel means being removable from said flexible pouch. (google.com)
  • 7. The electrical stimulation body pack according to claim 3 wherein the pouch and the flexible electrode attached thereto are washable. (google.com)
  • The apparatus comprises a stimulator device (40) that generates stimulation signals, and an electrode array (20) that receives the stimulation signals and. (google.ca)
  • The apparatus comprises a stimulator device (40) that generates stimulation signals, and an electrode array (20) that receives the stimulation signals and delivers the stimuli to the neural network of the implantee in response to the signals. (google.ca)
  • Be wary of skin pain and discomfort at the area under the electrode during stimulation. (livestrong.com)
  • According to Bioness, a manufacturer of electrical stimulation units, skin irritation can occur because of a reaction to the electrode adhesive or the electrical current itself. (livestrong.com)
  • We used the CIBC visualization system ImageVis3D Mobile to provide models to movement disorder clinicians and asked them to use the software to determine which of the four DBS electrode contacts they would select for therapy, and what stimulation settings they would choose. (utah.edu)
  • B) VTAs (red volume) generated for all electrode locations and stimulation protocols (n=163 VTAs), shown superimposed on each other. (utah.edu)
  • s functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) research on nipple stimulation in 2011, reports of women achieving orgasm from nipple stimulation relied solely on anecdotal evidence. (wikipedia.org)
  • By creating a rapidly pulsing magnetic field outside your head, the procedure known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can create electric pulses inside your brain. (amnh.org)
  • Another, called TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation , similarly influences brain circuitry and has been an area of active research since the early 1990s. (slate.com)
  • books.google.com - This revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique resource comprehensively covers the diagnostic and clinical applications of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (google.com)
  • Delivers a detailed analysis of the physics of magnetic stimulation as well as basic mechanisms of how magnetic stimulation activates neural tissue. (google.com)
  • Covers the field's hottest topics in chapters on Evaluation of Epilepsy and Anticonvulsants and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Sleep and Sleep-Related Disorders. (google.com)
  • He has been one of the pioneers in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the study of the central nervous system and the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. (google.com)
  • Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation has allowed researchers to reduce how "excited" the brains of chronic cocaine and alcohol users become in response to drug cues. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Supervised by Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D., researchers successfully used a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to blunt the brain's response to the appeal of alcohol and cocaine in chronic users. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an electromagnetic coil placed against the scalp creates a magnetic field that stimulates certain areas of the brain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The researchers used a non-invasive technique known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to selectively interfere with brain activity in the right TPJ. (psychcentral.com)
  • $300 - Cost of a typical transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) session. (scientificamerican.com)
  • One being tested at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota is called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, done in a dental chair fully awake using a little helmet with a coil inside it. (abc.net.au)
  • The treatment, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is part of a wave of technologies that attempt to jolt the brain back to health. (chicagotribune.com)
  • For example, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to activate specific brain regions and already has FDA clearance for treating patients with depression that have not responded to antidepressant medications. (newsmax.com)
  • There is transcranial magnetic stimulation---available for depression now in Canada and in this country for other things. (dailystrength.org)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. (upi.com)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation has shown its potential to help patients suffering from depression and headaches," said Carlos Pena , director of the division of neurological and physical medicine devices at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. (upi.com)
  • The approval of the Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System was based on a study of 100 OCD patients. (upi.com)
  • The editorial focus will encompass all technologies and methods using any type of stimulation--electrical, magnetic, ultrasound, or pharmacological, and others--to affect brain function. (eurekalert.org)
  • Find out more about the TIARA study: Transcranial magnetic stimulation and Imaging in AnoRexia nervosa . (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Watch an interview with a study participant about her experience of having 20 sessions of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat her anorexia. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Beginning May 31, 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will launch a speaker series intended to bring together leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (nih.gov)
  • The title of Dr. Hanlon's presentation is "From mapping to modulation: using intrinsic neural architecture to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation as a new treatment for craving and control disorders. (nih.gov)
  • Using that data, researchers then applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at the same theta frequency to the subjects while they performed the same tasks, to enhance the theta waves and measure the effect on the subjects' memory performance. (psychcentral.com)
  • It's called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. (9news.com)
  • Rebecca Edge is getting a non-invasive form of treatment for chronic depression using transcranial magnetic stimulation technology, and after more than sixteen treatments, she's noticing a difference. (9news.com)
  • Before hearing the stories, some of the volunteers received magnetic stimulation to a brain region involved in decision-making, called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) , which dampened its activity. (newscientist.com)
  • People who received brain stimulation during training sessions on five consecutive days learned two to five times faster than those who received sham stimulation, and they retained a 30 to 40 percent performance edge six months later. (wired.com)
  • Compared to subjects who got sham stimulation, those who received TRNS also learned more quickly to do calculations with novel operands (the symbols like + and - that tell you what to do with the numbers on either side, but in this case the new symbols required somewhat more complicated operations). (wired.com)
  • In contrast, when the researchers applied a sham stimulation - going through exactly the same procedure, but with the current set to zero - neither volunteer reported feeling any specific sensations. (newscientist.com)
  • One group received treatment with the electrical stimulation patch, known as Nerivio , while the other group received a sham stimulation treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Shortly after the start of a migraine, each participant was instructed to apply the Nerivio patch or the sham stimulation device to their upper arm. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Stimulating the brain with high frequency electrical noise can supersede the beneficial effects observed from transcranial direct current stimulation, either anodal or cathodal (as well as those observed from sham stimulation), in perceptual learning, as newly reported by Fertonani, Pirully & Miniussi in the Journal of Neuroscience. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Over the course of five successive blocks of this task, subjects undergoing high frequency random electrical stimulation performed consistently better than subjects undergoing any other kind of stimulation, including low frequency random stimulation, cathodal or anodal direct current, control stimulation to the vertex, or sham stimulation. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The authors even replicated these advantages of high frequency random stimulation (just relative to sham stimulation) in a second experiment. (scienceblogs.com)
  • And in case you think these effects are driven by demand characteristics, note that participants failed to correctly guess whether they received actual stimulation or placebo (sham) stimulation - indicating these effects are unlikely to be driven by any explicit perception arising from electrical stimulation. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Is electrical brain stimulation safe? (slate.com)
  • What is electrical brain stimulation used for? (slate.com)
  • For many of us, the mere phrase "electrical brain stimulation" calls to mind highly disturbing images of electroshock therapy , or ECT, in which a very strong current is passed briefly through the brain, causing the patient to have a seizure. (slate.com)
  • If you want to improve your child's academic performance, there are better ways of doing it than DIY electrical brain stimulation. (medscape.com)
  • Despite the fact that it has been vilified by some in the past, scientists are experimenting with various types of electrical brain stimulation, hoping that some day it will not only be able to treat a wide array of disorders but also enhance a person's cognitive abilities. (redorbit.com)
  • The study aims to identify if intensive language training, consisting mainly of computer-based object naming, together with electrical brain stimulation, will lead to an improvement of language functions in patients that suffer from language disturbances after a stroke. (centerwatch.com)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation, which involves a nerve that runs from your belly and chest, through your neck, and up to the lower part of your brain. (webmd.com)
  • What is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)? (webmd.com)
  • Research conducted by Hawthorn et al (1988) on the ferret showed that electrical stimulation of the abdominal afferent vagus nerve caused the release of increased levels of vasopressin (AVP) but not oxytocin (OT) in the NTS. (bmj.com)
  • Electrical stimulation of the ipsilateral paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus, resulted in a 5-fold increased level of OT and AVP, recovered and measured in a push-pull perfusate of the NTS and dorsal motor vagus (DMV) area. (bmj.com)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) sends regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve, through a device that is similar to a pacemaker. (aans.org)
  • LivaNova PLC ( LIVN ), a market-leading medical technology company, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy ® (VNS Therapy) System. (yahoo.com)
  • For more about the series, see NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series . (nih.gov)
  • Nerve stimulation - or neuromodulation - is an alternative to medication for treating arthritis pain. (arthritis.org)
  • Rhythmic Stimulation Procedures in Neuromodulation offers a unique approach to rhythm-related stimulation as it pertains to modulating neural functioning, with the goal of alleviating symptoms of mental disorder. (elsevier.com)
  • Neurologists and clinical psychologists facilitate neuroplasticity by using pulsed (rhythmic) sensory or electromagnetic stimulation-a group of techniques broadly referred to as neuromodulation. (elsevier.com)
  • Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) is a form of neuromodulation therapy aimed at treating headache and craniofacial pain. (medscape.com)
  • The theory of neuromodulation refers to therapeutic alteration of activity, electrically or chemically, in the central, peripheral, or autonomic nervous systems via the process of inhibition, stimulation, modification, or other forms of regulation. (medscape.com)
  • Occipital nerve stimulation is a form of neuromodulation that is reversible and adjustable and that can be tailored to an individual's specific needs. (medscape.com)
  • The Medtronic sacral neuromodulation system (SNS) (Interstim) permits electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves via an implantable neurostimulator device that includes a neurostimulator and lead (see image below). (medscape.com)
  • The cross-disciplinary journal, titled Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, will premiere later this year. (eurekalert.org)
  • Nerve stimulation is the general term for pain control strategies that stimulate the nerves to feel other sensations - such as heat, cold, or vibration - which can "override" any feelings of pain. (breastcancer.org)
  • In a 2015 review of studies published in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage , IFC performed better than other electrical nerve stimulation techniques. (arthritis.org)
  • What is nerve stimulation for epilepsy? (webmd.com)
  • How Does Occipital Nerve Stimulation Work? (medicinenet.com)
  • Occipital nerve stimulation relieves pain in the back of the head (occipital region) by producing a tingling sensation in the occipital area. (medicinenet.com)
  • How is occipital nerve stimulation performed? (medicinenet.com)
  • Occipital nerve stimulation is performed in two stages, usually a week apart. (medicinenet.com)
  • If the patient experiences significant pain relief from the occipital nerve stimulation, implantation of the pulse generator follows. (medicinenet.com)
  • What are the risks and side effects of occipital nerve stimulation? (medicinenet.com)
  • Lozano's phase II trial directed stimulation at the fornix, a bundle of nerve fibers in the brain. (healthline.com)
  • Nerve stimulation involves the use of devices that are similar to Guidant's pacemakers and heart defibrillators, but are attached to the brain or other parts of the nervous system to treat conditions like Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and chronic pain. (nytimes.com)
  • Given the interest in nerve stimulation and the small number of companies with products, Johnson & Johnson is seen as a potential buyer if Boston Scientific sells its Cyberonics stake. (nytimes.com)
  • Available literature on the use of peripheral neurostimulation for headache includes occipital nerve stimulation, supraorbital nerve stimulation, and infraorbital nerve stimulation. (medscape.com)
  • Neurostimulation is FDA-approved for the treatment of certain intractable pain syndromes, although it is not approved for headache, chronic migraine, and craniofacial pain and thus occipital nerve stimulation continues to represent an off-label use. (medscape.com)
  • The gate control theory described by Melzack and Wall in 1965 (see image below) has been postulated to be one mechanism of action by which occipital nerve stimulation works for the treatment of local neuropathic pain. (medscape.com)
  • Uses a surgically implanted, battery-operated medical device called a neurostimulator - similar to a heart pacemaker and approximately the size of a stopwatch - to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement, blocking the abnormal nerve signals that cause tremor and PD symptoms. (parkinson.org)
  • A study by Schober et al proposed that sacral nerve stimulation is a valid adjunctive therapy for refractory pediatric lower urinary tract dysfunction. (medscape.com)
  • Swammerdam surgically isolated a muscle and disconnected the nerve from the brain and showed that stimulation of nerve equaled movement. (calstatela.edu)
  • When surgery or other treatments have been unsuccessful or are not an option, spinal cord stimulation or peripheral nerve field stimulation therapy may offer relief and improved daily functioning. (spine-health.com)
  • The pain relief experienced with spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation may allow people to take fewer pain medications. (spine-health.com)
  • The field of brain stimulation is advancing rapidly with breakthroughs in basic, translational, and clinical research. (elsevier.com)
  • de Koning PP, Figee M, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, Denys D (2011) Current status of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a clinical review of different targets. (springer.com)
  • After extensive clinical trials , stimulation of the part of the brain called the subthalamic nucleus has been recognized as the most effective surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease, addressing not only tremors , but the full range of the disease's symptoms, including: rigidity, slowness of movement, stiffness, and walking concerns. (medicinenet.com)
  • These results," the study authors conclude, "provide an empirical foundation for future clinical trials that may evaluate the efficacy, durability, and clinical implications of VMPFC [stimulation] to treat addictions. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Clinical trials may be available to candidates for deep brain stimulation. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The investigator's primary objective is to provide further evidence for the effectiveness of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to treat auditory hallucinations and to collect preliminary data on whether maintenance stimulation sessions can prolong the duration of stimulation-induced clinical benefits. (centerwatch.com)
  • Each quarterly issue of Brain Stimulation will present original scientific, translational, and clinical research in the field. (eurekalert.org)
  • An equal emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic applications and adverse effects of stimulation techniques--not just clinical trials, but also conceptual pieces, consideration of ethical issues, and other issues related to the use of these new technologies to treat human diseases. (eurekalert.org)
  • Plans call for special subscriber-only online content, such as video and other documentation of brain stimulation procedures, supplemental data and tables, early-release papers, and clinical trial listings. (eurekalert.org)
  • We anticipate that this study will generate a knowledge-base of clinical outcomes to be correlated with stimulation-induced activation of particular brain regions. (utah.edu)
  • We compared the stimulation protocol chosen from the software versus the stimulation protocol that was chosen via clinical practice (independently of the study). (utah.edu)
  • During the second phase we will use the computational models and clinical outcomes from the first phase to build a probabilistic stimulation atlas (PSA) of effective and ineffective stimulation locations 2 . (utah.edu)
  • Coauthor of the letter, Michael D. Fox, MD, PhD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and associate director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, explained to Medscape Medical News that the purpose of the letter was to share information about the high level of unknowns about the technique. (medscape.com)
  • Hanlon also weighs in, saying, "Here, for the first time, we demonstrate that a new noninvasive brain stimulation technique may be the first tool available to fill [a] critical void in addiction treatment development. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Another significant advantage of deep brain stimulation relates to future treatments. (medicinenet.com)
  • We can now follow up clues suggesting ways to improve its effectiveness, and hopefully further develop a potential new class of stimulation treatments for other brain disorders. (livescience.com)
  • It can be safely administered in a doctor's office with few side effects - unlike more invasive brain stimulation treatments, such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). (livescience.com)
  • When other treatments for movement disorders or seizures are not successful, deep brain stimulation may be an option for your child. (childrensnational.org)
  • Stimulation treatments. (childrensnational.org)
  • The medical literature has shown that spinal cord stimulation is potentially effective for a number of chronic pain conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and complex regional pain syndrome, that have not been helped by other treatments. (spine-health.com)
  • Researchers have found that the costs associated with spinal cord stimulation compare favorably with alternatives, including non-surgical treatments . (spine-health.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation has also been studied and used successfully in the treatment of major depression and chronic pain. (news-medical.net)
  • Other studies have used deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe in people with major depression. (healthline.com)
  • Repetitive TMS is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation used for depression. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation is also being studied as an experimental treatment for major depression, stroke recovery, addiction and dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation has been successful in helping to treat several conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, major depression and chronic pain. (news-medical.net)
  • Instead of bathing your entire brain and body in this chemical that you're taking, you can go with a very focused stimulation to an important area in depression theoretically and then change the chemistry at that spot rather than trying to change the whole brain's chemistry. (abc.net.au)
  • Currently there are brain stimulation therapies for depression, Parkinson's Disease, and epilepsy, with over nine techniques in active investigation," said Dr. George. (eurekalert.org)
  • Baylor Medicine sits at the forefront in the medical and surgical treatment of essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome using deep brain stimulation or DBS. (bcm.edu)
  • Flora ED, Perera CL, Cameron AL, Maddern GJ (2010) Deep brain stimulation for essential tremor: a systematic review. (springer.com)
  • In 1997 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of essential tremor. (news-medical.net)
  • Deep brain stimulation is an established treatment for movement disorders, such as essential tremor, Parkinson's disease and dystonia, and more recently, obsessive-compulsive disorder. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia are all movement disorders that share symptoms treatable by DBS stimulation to the basal ganglia. (howstuffworks.com)
  • This University of Washington research is advancing deep brain stimulation, or DBS, which is used to treat people with essential tremor, Parkinson's disease and other conditions. (nsf.gov)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation is considered standard of care for Parkinson's disease , essential tremor and some forms of dystonia , and it is usually covered by insurance for these conditions. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventralis intermedius nucleus (Vim) is a safe and effective treatment for essential tremor. (thejns.org)
  • Essential tremor can be suppressed with chronic, bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventralis intermedius nucleus (Vim), the cerebellar receiving area of the motor thalamus. (thejns.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation is an accepted and promising, evidence-based surgical treatment and is not grounds for discipline when performed by a qualified physician who meets the standard of care. (oregon.gov)
  • Doctors can now activate or deactivate certain brain regions by surgically inserting a wire into the brain and sending in pulses of electricity--a procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS). (amnh.org)
  • Dr. Kim Burchiel has performed more than 1,800 deep brain stimulation surgeries - and was the first surgeon to offer it in the United States over 25 years ago. (ohsu.edu)
  • The primary purpose of deep brain stimulation (DBS) is to treat a brain disorder by applying electrical stimulation to a specific part of the brain. (springer.com)
  • Hariz MI, Robertson MM (2010) Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and deep brain stimulation. (springer.com)
  • McCracken CB, Grace AA (2007) High-frequency deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens region suppresses neuronal activity and selectively modulates afferent drive in rat orbitofrontal cortex in vivo. (springer.com)
  • McCracken CB, Grace AA (2009) Nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation produces region-specific alterations in local field potential oscillations and evoked responses in vivo. (springer.com)
  • McIntyre CC, Hahn PJ (2010) Network perspectives on the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation. (springer.com)
  • A closed-loop deep-brain stimulation (DBS) system that automatically adjusts energy output based on neural feedback could spare dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease, as well as other side effects of current open-loop DBS devices, a new feasibility study suggests. (medscape.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson's. (technologyreview.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation (or DBS) is a way to inactivate parts of the brain that cause Parkinson's disease and its associated symptoms without purposefully destroying the brain. (medicinenet.com)
  • How Does Deep Brain Stimulation Work? (medicinenet.com)
  • Experts are unclear how deep brain stimulation works. (medicinenet.com)
  • How Is Deep Brain Stimulation Performed? (medicinenet.com)
  • What Is Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation? (medicinenet.com)
  • Subthalamic nucleus stimulation is a new application of the original deep brain stimulation technique. (medicinenet.com)
  • What Are the Advantages of Deep Brain Stimulation? (medicinenet.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation has many advantages. (medicinenet.com)
  • This would not be the case with deep brain stimulation, as the stimulator could be turned off. (medicinenet.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation is a relatively safe procedure. (medicinenet.com)
  • The stimulator can also be turned off at any time if deep brain stimulation is causing excessive side effects. (medicinenet.com)
  • He underwent an experimental brain surgery called deep brain stimulation (DBS). (scientificamerican.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves the implantation of a brain pacemaker that delivers electrical impulses to certain parts of the brain. (news-medical.net)
  • There are three parts of the deep brain stimulation system. (news-medical.net)
  • Retrieved on June 07, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Deep-Brain-Stimulation.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • Deep brain stimulation has been shown to benefit some patients with Parkinson's. (healthline.com)
  • As the development of new medications for Alzheimer's disease stalls, researchers are turning to deep brain stimulation as a possible way to help people with this disease continue to live independently. (healthline.com)
  • The goal of this deep brain stimulation was to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. (healthline.com)
  • After at least 18 months of continuous deep brain stimulation, all three people showed signs of improvement in their executive function. (healthline.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation is thought to affect the activity and interaction of neurons. (healthline.com)
  • In previous studies , said Gwenn Smith, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland, "deep brain stimulation not only increased brain metabolism in specific regions, but also increased the connections between them, what's known as 'functional connectivity. (healthline.com)
  • This is not the first study of deep brain stimulation as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. (healthline.com)
  • Previous deep brain stimulation studies in people with Alzheimer's disease focused on the memory circuits. (healthline.com)
  • Smith was part of an earlier study that used deep brain stimulation on the memory circuits in Alzheimer's patients. (healthline.com)
  • There may be other benefits of deep brain stimulation besides improved mental abilities. (healthline.com)
  • More studies are needed to confirm that deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobes is safe and effective in people with Alzheimer's disease. (healthline.com)
  • The amount of stimulation in deep brain stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device placed under the skin in your upper chest. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Although deep brain stimulation is generally safe, any type of surgery has the risk of complications. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation is a serious and potentially risky procedure. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Even if you might be eligible for deep brain stimulation, you and your doctors must carefully weigh the risks and potential benefits of the procedure. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Before surgery, you'll need medical tests to make sure that deep brain stimulation is a safe and appropriate option for you. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In general, here's how surgery for deep brain stimulation works. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A wide range of other possible future applications for deep brain stimulation therapy exists as well. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Like any other neuropsychiatric intervention, deep brain stimulation can cause several notable side effects and healthcare providers aim to increase the efficacy of treatment while decreasing the risk of these side effects. (news-medical.net)
  • Retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Deep-Brain-Stimulation-Side-Effects.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • In addition, Technical Physicians are trained to use signals for direct therapeutic applications, such as deep brain stimulation or rehabilitation therapy. (utwente.nl)
  • A study headed by Dr. Andres Lozano at Toronto Western Hospital's Krembil Neuroscience Centre in Canada, has concluded that patients over the age of 65 with mild Alzheimer's disease can benefit from deep brain stimulation. (healthline.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation is nothing new but using it as a more targeted therapy could yield dividends. (healthline.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) implants have been used for over 30 years, mostly to treat the tremors of Parkinson's disease patients," Dr. Doug Scharre, director of the Division of Cognitive Neurology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, told Healthline. (healthline.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery was first approved in 1997 to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) tremor, then in 2002 for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's symptoms. (parkinson.org)
  • There is also deep brain stimulation. (dailystrength.org)
  • Now, in a pilot study with these deep-brain stimulators, after one year of constant stimulation, brain scans from six Alzheimer's patients showed signs of increased neuron activity in areas involving learning and memory . (zdnet.com)
  • Electrical stimulation can also cause pre-existing muscle injuries, such as tears and deep bruises, to get worse and may even prevent full tissue healing. (livestrong.com)
  • One option for those who are 7 years of age or above with chronic, treatment-resistant primary dystonia may be deep brain stimulation. (medtronic.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation may be considered when a patient with chronic, primary dystonia* cannot successfully manage symptoms with medication. (medtronic.com)
  • Refer to the MRI Guidelines for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems at www.medtronic.com/mri or contact Medtronic at (1-800) 328-0810 for a complete list of conditions. (medtronic.com)
  • Deep brain stimulation is a treatment for uncontrolled, difficult, and sometimes painful movements associated with movement disorders, such as seizures. (childrensnational.org)
  • We are one of only two children's hospitals in the country with an in-house pediatric deep brain stimulation program. (childrensnational.org)
  • With one of the few dedicated pediatric deep brain stimulation experts in North America, we offer unparalleled expertise. (childrensnational.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation uses an implantable device to send continuous, low-level electrical impulses to areas deep within the brain. (childrensnational.org)
  • Led by Chima Oluigbo, M.D. , one of the few pediatric deep brain stimulation experts in North America cross-trained in pediatric and functional neurosurgery, our program has superior expertise in treating patients with all types of movement disorders. (childrensnational.org)
  • Our internationally renowned experts lead ongoing studies toward expanding the use and effectiveness of deep brain stimulation. (childrensnational.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation brings lasting relief from abnormal movements that can be painful and disruptive to your child's everyday life. (childrensnational.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation can bring lasting relief but does not cure underlying causes. (childrensnational.org)
  • Your child will likely need deep brain stimulation throughout his or her lifetime. (childrensnational.org)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) helps control movement symptoms of Parkinson's-tremor (shaking), slowed movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity). (medtronic.com)
  • Emory University Hospital, is one of the oldest and largest centers in the U.S. providing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease , tremor and dystonia . (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Emory's Deep Brain Stimulation Program was established in the early 1990's by the newly arrived chair of Neurology, Dr. Mahlon DeLong , together with neurologist Dr. Jerry Vitek and Dr. Roy Bakay, an Emory neurosurgeon. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • One alternative for these patients is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a therapy in which a neurostimulation system is implanted in the brain during stereotactic surgery. (utah.edu)
  • Deep brain stimulation Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) Transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) Grimaldi, G. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the new study, they used transcranial random noise stimulation (TRNS): current that fluctuates randomly within certain bounds. (wired.com)
  • The authors suggest that transcranial random noise stimulation may work by preventing those neurophysiological homeostatic mechanisms that govern ion channel conductance from rebalancing the changes induced by prolonged practice on this perceptual learning task. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Over several experiments, a total of 99 subjects underwent transcranical random noise stimulation, consisting of an AC current of 1.5 mA intensity at random frequencies between 0.1 to 100 Hz (for low-frequency stimulation) or 100-640 Hz (for high frequency stimulation). (scienceblogs.com)
  • Fertonani et al carefully suggest that random noise stimulation could have beneficial effects by pushing the neuronal population "over the threshold" required for some form of positive feedback (perhaps due to recurrent activation or perhaps thalamocortical in nature) or by preferentially recruiting additional subthreshold neurons to participate in such neuronal population coding. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a short-term, evidence-based, group or individual intervention program for people with mild to moderate dementia or Alzheimer's disease. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Effectiveness of weekly cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia and the additional impact of enhancing cognitive stimulation therapy with a carer training program. (psychologytoday.com)
  • International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Centre website. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Aguirre E, Spector A, Orrell M. Guidelines for adapting cognitive stimulation therapy to other cultures. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Medical Sensing and Stimulation focuses on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of medical signals (diagnosis), and the use of signals to stimulate and thereby correct or improve impaired functions of the human organism (therapy). (utwente.nl)
  • Furthermore, the stimulation technique "may yet prove to be an effective therapy for all kinds of disorders of brain and mind. (redorbit.com)
  • An electrical stimulation session at a rehabilitation center is billed like an ordinary physical therapy session and is reimbursable through Medicare. (strokeassociation.org)
  • Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) is a weekly one to two-hour long programme for people living with mild to moderate dementia. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • After someone is diagnosed with dementia, they may be offered Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). (ageuk.org.uk)
  • Unlike most surgical procedures, spinal cord stimulation therapy is reversible. (spine-health.com)
  • Novel 10-kHz High-frequency Therapy (HF10 Therapy) Is Superior to Traditional Low-frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Back and Leg Pain: The SENZA-RCT Randomized Controlled Trial. (spine-health.com)
  • Cite this: Experts Warn Against DIY Brain Stimulation - Medscape - Jul 14, 2016. (medscape.com)
  • This third international meeting, organized by Elsevier and sponsored by and integrated with the journal Brain Stimulation , will build on the first meeting held in Singapore in 2015 and the second meeting in Barcelona in 2017. (elsevier.com)
  • A cold stimulation test involves placing your fingers in an ice water bath to find out if you have Raynaud's syndrome. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The new study also uses a different type of stimulation. (wired.com)
  • Interestingly, this type of stimulation is T cell independent, although it prefferentially activates naive B cells. (bio.net)
  • It can be difficult to program these people with traditional DBS, where a little amount of stimulation can send them from frozen to dyskinetic," Starr said. (medscape.com)
  • The amount of stimulation varies by case but is usually initiated at a low level and slowly increased to a suitable level for the individual. (aans.org)
  • Gastric electrical stimulation, also known as implantable gastric stimulation, is the use of specific devices to provide electrical stimulation to the stomach to try to bring about weight loss in those who are overweight or improve gastroparesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kearney-Ramos and her colleagues conclude, "This is the first sham-controlled investigation to demonstrate, in two populations, that VMPFC [stimulation] can attenuate neural reactivity to drug and alcohol cues in frontostriatal circuits. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The rate of change in performance was also increased in high frequency random stimulation relative to anodal direct current, which yielded no apparent learning effect - even though anodal direct current is typically thought to enhance neural activity and is in other domains helpful to performance . (scienceblogs.com)
  • Fertonani et al suggest that repeated random stimulation at a high frequency can actually support temporal summation of neural activity, whereas anodal direct current will induce a facilitation that is followed by homeostatic re-regulation of the ion channel conductances and thus ultimately reduce neuronal excitability. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Basic science topics will include the effects of stimulation on brain processes, the biophysics and biopsychophysics of stimulation approaches, and the use of these techniques to study patterns of neural connectivity. (eurekalert.org)
  • An implant that delivers electrical stimulation could help improve the memory of Alzheimer's patients by stimulating the neural networks disrupted by the disease. (zdnet.com)
  • In a recent publication in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology researchers from SCERG-iBB and IT report on the electrical stimulation of neural stem cells on electroconductive platforms made of conjugated polymer PEDOT:PSS. (scoop.it)
  • Three different protocols of electrical stimulation, with 3 different electrical currents (AC, DC and pulsatile DC), were then compared for neural stem cell differentiation. (scoop.it)
  • Although the artificial stimulation of the neural pathways helps to open up the lines of communication, this won't translate into strength or endurance gains within the muscle fibers until you voluntarily contract your pelvic floor muscles along with the e-stim. (healthcentral.com)
  • Early brain stimulation helps unlock the brain's full potential and resilience. (slideshare.net)
  • Most stimulation techniques work because of the brain's predominantly electrical nature. (slate.com)
  • Here, we used animal models to characterize optogenetic stimulation, which is the optical stimulation of neurons genetically engineered to express the light-gated ion channel channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2). (jci.org)
  • Optogenetic stimulation of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) activated the auditory pathway, as demonstrated by recordings of single neuron and neuronal population responses. (jci.org)
  • Furthermore, optogenetic stimulation of SGNs restored auditory activity in deaf mice. (jci.org)
  • Approximation of the spatial spread of cochlear excitation by recording local field potentials (LFPs) in the inferior colliculus in response to suprathreshold optical, acoustic, and electrical stimuli indicated that optogenetic stimulation achieves better frequency resolution than monopolar electrical stimulation. (jci.org)
  • Our study demonstrates a strategy for optogenetic stimulation of the auditory pathway in rodents and lays the groundwork for future applications of cochlear optogenetics in auditory research and prosthetics. (jci.org)
  • threshold increase upon light indicates masking due to a preceding optogenetic stimulation of the same population of neurons. (jci.org)
  • Taken together, these findings suggest that brain stimulation may reduce symptoms of anorexia by improving cognitive control over compulsive features of the disorder," said first author Dr. Jessica McClelland, Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. (psychcentral.com)
  • Successful stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus allows patients to consistently reduce their medication while improving all of their other disease-related symptoms. (medicinenet.com)
  • Your doctor can adjust the level of stimulation to reduce symptoms or may recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain medication before the procedure. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Early research indicates brain stimulation might be effective for older Alzheimer's patients with mild symptoms. (healthline.com)
  • Taken together, these findings suggest that brain stimulation may reduce symptoms of anorexia by improving cognitive control over compulsive features of the disorder. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Most people don't feel the stimulation at all as it reduces their symptoms. (medtronic.com)
  • In a response that shocked researchers, all four have regained bladder and bowel control, sexual function and the ability to regulate their blood pressure and body temperature - even when the epidural stimulation device is not running. (usatoday.com)
  • Other researchers have demonstrated that this population often experiences painful and severe stimulation-induced dyskinesia ( PloS One . (medscape.com)
  • The algorithm performed well, the researchers noted, with transitions above and below the stimulation threshold appropriately triggered by alterations in the gamma power. (medscape.com)
  • The researchers realized that in other experiments, stimulation to the same brain region, the nucleus accumbens, had also led to unintended, spontaneous reductions in drinking and smoking. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Researchers suggest that migraine could be treated with a wireless, electrical stimulation device. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers found that at the three highest levels of stimulation, 64 percent of individuals treated with the Nerivio patch reported a reduction in migraine pain by more than 50 percent in the 2 hours after treatment, compared with just 26 percent of subjects who received the sham treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • One possible treatment is functional electrical stimulation, which delivers a shock to your affected muscle, activating nerves and making the muscle move. (strokeassociation.org)
  • The electrical stimulation modulates nerves that supply the bladder, bowels, urinary and anal sphincters, and pelvic floor muscles. (medscape.com)
  • It is thought that electrical stimulation of nerves via the skin may cause chemical changes in the brain. (alzheimers.org.uk)
  • The artificial stimulation of the nerves connecting to the many muscles of your pelvic floor can work like adding oil to a motor. (healthcentral.com)
  • A particular use of the term is physiological stimulation, which refers to sensory excitation, the action of various agents or forms of energy (stimuli) on receptors that generate impulses that travel through nerves to the brain (afferents). (wikipedia.org)
  • The technology would eliminate the significant risks of surgery involved with implanting devices, making brain stimulation, which is used to treat a host of ailments such as epilepsy and Parkinson's, more widely available. (utne.com)
  • Non-invasive cerebellar stimulation is the application of non-invasive neurostimulation techniques on the cerebellum to modify its electrical activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reliability of cortical activity during natural stimulation. (nih.gov)
  • Here we review studies that measured reliability of cortical activity within or between human subjects in response to naturalistic stimulation (e.g. free viewing of movies). (nih.gov)
  • Spinal cord stimulation uses a wire that's surgically implanted under your skin to deliver an electrical current directly to your spinal cord. (arthritis.org)
  • A 2014 literature review published in Pain Physician summarized that spinal cord stimulation can be effective for treating chronic pain of the torso and limbs, intractable low back pain , leg pain, and pain from failed back surgery. (arthritis.org)
  • Instead of taking a medication that affects the whole body and causes sleepiness, constipation, or other problems unrelated to the pain, spinal cord stimulation delivers pain relief only where it is needed. (spine-health.com)
  • The pain relief from spinal cord stimulation can continue for years, without a need for new pills or frequent office visits. (spine-health.com)
  • Spinal cord stimulation does not eliminate all pain, but has the potential to significantly reduce the pain. (spine-health.com)
  • 1. Verrills P, Sinclair C, Barnard A. A review of spinal cord stimulation systems for chronic pain. (spine-health.com)
  • Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Chronic Spinal Pain: A Systematic Review. (spine-health.com)
  • This lead senses changes in the narrowband gamma signal and adjusts the stimulation output in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) lead accordingly. (medscape.com)
  • With subthalamic nucleus stimulation, medications can usually be reduced. (medicinenet.com)
  • The findings from brain stimulation studies offer both insight into which areas are necessary for effective inhibitory control and recent extension of findings for the role of the inferior frontal gyrus illustrate how the specific functions by which these areas contribute may be further clarified. (nih.gov)
  • Gastric electrical stimulation is a pacemaker-like device with electrical connections to the surface of the stomach. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once implanted into the brain, a pacemaker-like device delivering electrical stimulation could help improve the memory of Alzheimer's patients. (zdnet.com)
  • Stimulation was provided for approximately 4 minutes over the occipital lobe (or vertex, for control stimulation conditions) during each block of a visual orientation discrimination task. (scienceblogs.com)
  • A survey in 2006 found that sexual arousal in about 82% of young females and 52% of young males arises or is enhanced by direct stimulation of nipples, with only 7-8% reporting that it decreased their arousal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nipple stimulation or breast stimulation is a common human sexual practice, either by itself or as part of other sexual activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Few women report experiencing orgasm from nipple stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexuality portal Breast fetishism Erotic lactation Fingering (sexual act) Mammary intercourse Listen to this article (info/dl) This audio file was created from a revision of the article "Nipple stimulation" dated 2010-10-20, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (wikipedia.org)
  • While breast milk is best for your baby's nutrition and development, the nipple stimulation that naturally occurs when breastfeeding can have effects on your own body. (livestrong.com)
  • When you first begin to breastfeed, you may find that the initial nipple stimulation causes uterine cramps, which are uncomfortable. (livestrong.com)
  • Nipple stimulation is an important part of building your supply, particularly if you're breastfeeding when stressed and not allowing your body to relax and respond to your baby. (livestrong.com)
  • That's because nipple stimulation releases oxytocin into the body, which can begin contractions. (livestrong.com)
  • Nipple stimulation or breast stimulation is stimulation of the breast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nipple stimulation may produce sexual excitement, and erect nipples can be an indicator of an individual's sexual arousal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adult women and men report that breast stimulation may be used to both initiate and enhance sexual arousal, and a few women report experiencing orgasm from nipple stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • [ 3 ] According to this theory, stimulation activates large myelinated afferents, which "close the pain gate" in the substantia gelatinosa by enhancing the inhibitory actions of local circuit neurons in the dorsal horn on central transmission cells. (medscape.com)
  • Stress and unhappiness may result an unaccustomed level of stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trial stimulation may not prove useful with certain kinds of headaches , as the response to stimulation may take a few weeks or even months. (medicinenet.com)
  • This implantable pulse generator allows long-term recording and stimulation and is connected to a subdural paddle lead placed over the ipsilateral motor cortex during surgery. (medscape.com)
  • When the magnet is swept over the pulse generator site, extra stimulation is delivered regardless of the treatment schedule. (aans.org)
  • Holding the magnet over the pulse generator will turn the stimulation off while the magnet is in position. (aans.org)