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The sTMS mini: A Remarkable Step Forward in TMS Technology

The principles of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have been recognized for over 300 years. The sTMS mini by eNeura provides clinically proven migraine relief using single-pulse TMS (sTMS), an ingenious application of the technology used for a variety of therapeutic medical treatments since the 1980s—but never before available in a portable, easy-to-use device that allows patients to treat themselves.

In TMS, current is passed through specially shaped electrical coils to generate magnetic fields of particular strengths and lasting for very specific lengths of time.

Through the process of induction, these magnetic fields can pass painlessly through bone and tissue, stimulating complementary electrical activity within the brain that can be visualized by MRIs.

In its early years, TMS was used to study brain function, allowing researchers to explore the ways that nerves conduct electricity, what parts of the brain were involved with speech and emotion, and the impact of stroke on the brain.

The great success of research using TMS has led to investigation of its use in a wide range of neuromodulation therapies. Because the brain works through the conduction of electrical impulses, it has been theorized that intentional introduction of mild electrical fields to specific parts of the brain may alter—or modulate—brain activity to offer important health benefits.

TMS is now being studied in promising treatments for brain-based conditions ranging from ringing in the ears to Alzheimer’s disease, from memory disorders to depression.

At the forefront of this groundswell is the treatment of migraine.

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Treatment with sTMS has previously been available only in neurologists’ offices. But eNeura has made innovations to allow the miniaturization of TMS technology and to simplify its use, so there is no need for a specially trained technician.

The patented sTMS mini by eNeura is proven safe and effective in relieving migraine pain and may reduce the need for drug therapies. This small, portable device allows patients to harness the effectiveness of sTMS at home and wherever they go.

Important studies

  • Single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation for acute treatment of migraine with aura: a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, sham-controlled trial.

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  • Use of single pulse TMS (sTMS) to treat migraine with medication overuse.

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Indication: The sTMS mini™ by eNeura® is indicated for the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headache.