Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) is performed by a trained practitioner and is done on an outpatient basis – i.e. patients go to a doctor’s office or medical centre for a therapy session and can then continue their normal daily routine.
The performance of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation is safe and uncomplicated. The patient sits comfortably in a treatment chair and can move freely at any time. Before the actual treatment begins, the doctor enters the patient data into the NEUROLITH® therapy system and applies ultrasound gel to the scalp or hair. It is not necessary to shave the patient’s head. The ultrasound gel is needed to ensure optimal transmission of the pulses. The patient then puts on a pair of glasses so that the position of the head can be detected. During the course of the treatment, the therapist moves the handpiece gently over the corresponding areas of the scalp and the skull. On a screen, both doctor and patient can see exactly which area of the brain is currently being reached.
A therapy session generally lasts about 30 minutes. Overall, a TPS® treatment series includes an average of 6 sessions, all taking place within 2 weeks.