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At Caputron, we know our way around a tDCS machine. Short for transcranial direct current stimulation, this technology delivers a completely safe, controlled current to key parts of the mind, through electrodes placed onto the patient’s head. That current can be used to target specific cranial zones to induce various stimulant effects.
However, just what are some common use cases for tDCS, and is it the right solution for your needs? Let’s find out together.
tDCS acts like an autopilot system in an aircraft, helping guide you back onto the most efficient path possible. In the case of learning, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by so many things to focus on. The mind can get tired, bloated even, by so many thought processes. tDCS is capable of helping regulate brainwave activity to improve learning capacity and attentiveness, making it easier to study and benefit from educational materials.
Living in a world where we are constantly stimulated, it’s important to find time to disconnect and recharge. Meditation is a great way to do so, and is also known to reduce anxiety and stress-induced diseases over time. With gentle, painless and side-effect-free current administration across multiple sessions, this technology can help guide you through the process. Keep in mind that meditation takes patience and practice. While still being tested, tDCS may be able to benefit your meditation practice and accelerate mindfulness.
Having a hard time remembering certain things? Finding yourself a little clumsier than usual lately? It happens to everyone from time to time – much like with focus and the ability to learn, our muscle memory sometimes needs to be put back on track. By targeting the right cranial zones with attached electrodes, an optimal current has the potential to restore temporary lapses in muscle memory. This is more prevalent over the course of recurring, quick sessions – it’s similar to keeping your car’s engine tuned up.
tDCS is known to relax the mind and body; the very nature of the technology paves the way for an ability to regain a sense of calm and serenity. This is key to alleviating stress, putting yourself at ease during worrisome situations. If suffering from pre-existing anxieties or depression, you may struggle to reach the ultimate state of relaxation – symptoms can be stubborn and drawn-out depending on the severity and the individual’s emotional stability – but tDCS is one way to move closer towards peace.
tDCS remains an investigative technology and FDA clearance is still pending, but research hasn’t slowed down. Other potential use cases of tDCS include aiding post-stroke recovery, treating neuropathic pain, minimizing the impact of various learning disabilities and more. Again, further study is required in all these areas, but good news may be on the horizon depending on the findings.
Just because tDCS isn’t FDA-approved, it doesn’t mean that it’s unreliable – far from it, in fact! For instance, in Europe, the technology has been CE marked for the treatment of both depression and fibromyalgia. Sessions only last as long as half an hour, making it a hassle-free experience, while consumer-grade devices and kits are available to suit every budget and use case.
Do you want to learn more about the benefits and potential of tDCS? We at Caputron would love to help. Our team is well-versed in the world of this and other cranial stimulation technologies, selling everything you need to get started and then some. Feel free to get in touch with us today – it could be your chance to improve your everyday life!