Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
It is a brain stimulation modulation technique that is done by laying two conductors on the scalp which delivers a continuous electric current at very low intensity – between 1-2 mA (milli-Amperes) – for a few minutes. The treatment allows, without pain or annoyance for the patient, a good percentage in favor of symptom improvement.
tDCS is a method that is already largely in use in hospitals and in the ambulatory structures for diagnostic purposes and as an instrument of research.
tDCS has a distinct advantage in it’s non-invasive, painless, and simple manner of use. Recent studies show therapeutic potential in the following areas:
- Resistant Depression
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-stroke rehabilitation