Supporting Electrical Processes of the Brain: The Future of Treating Neurological Diseases
According to the world of science, brain stimulation methods are increasingly heralding a change in the therapy of neurophysiological diseases. These “NIBS” (non-invasive brain stimulation) non-invasive brain stimulation methods start where pharmacology is already biologically unable to intervene: The communication of nerve cells via electrical processes.
The human brain consists of many billions of nerve cells. Each of these nerve cells has up to 10,000 synapses that connect it with other cells. The communication of information within this network, which thus has around 100 trillion transmission points (synapses), takes place purely via electrical impulses.
This is where the various brain stimulation methods, which are already well researched today, come in: Depending on the therapy approach, neurons and their networks can be influenced by electrical or magnetic means. In addition, there are the increasingly researched, far-reaching physical interactions that the shock waves of transcranial pulse stimulation can trigger in the brain.
Although brain stimulation procedures have been revolutionising the field of neuroscience for some time, they are still far from being as well known in practice and among the general public as the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with drugs.
This will change massively in the coming years. Research is progressing rapidly, the underlying mechanisms and the effectiveness of the various brain stimulation methods are being intensively researched. More and more new findings and corresponding study results show that diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia, other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, condition after stroke, depression and many other diseases whose origin can be found in the brain can be treated in a targeted and efficient way with physical-technical methods.
Alzheimer Science informs you below about the various possibilities of brain stimulation.