Transcranial Pulse Stimulation – or TPS® for short – is carried out with the NEUROLITH® system. Acoustic pulses are generated in the therapy handpiece of the NEUROLITH®, which are then transmitted to the affected brain regions »transcranially« – i.e. through the skull. Their effect reaches up to a depth of eight centimetres, and specifically stimulate the regions of the Alzheimer’s patient's brain that are to be treated. The TPS® treatment is »non-invasive«, i.e. the pulses penetrate through the skin and the skull without causing any damage.
Good to know: The acoustic pulses generated by TPS® have been used successfully in medicine since 1990 under the term »extracorporeal shock wave therapy« for the treatment of a variety of diseases – for example in the treatment of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones as well as the heart.