Prisca Nwizubo is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who found herself most at home working with mental health and illness in innovative ways including especially with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and runs Eastside TMS Wellness in Washington State. She brings us through her journey that starts in a public area in Nigeria at age 6 years old seeing a group of mentally ill people being mistreated by their guards or caretakers, all the way through to this cutting-edge modern TMS technology.
She walks us through the process that includes consultation, mapping to target the neural location, and then the ‘tap tap tap like a woodpecker’ sensation of their 18-minute treatment. This is an FDA-approved treatment, generally covered by insurance and lasts across 36 sessions. TMS seems able to reach illness patterns where and when medications might not. While mental health conditions like depression and anxiety are obvious treatment targets, TMS has also been used for Bell’s Palsy, Circadian Rhythm disturbances and other sleep issues.
If you have been looking for a treatment option to complement therapy and medications (or possible replace medications or reduce the number of necessary medications), listen in to hear all about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.