Magnetic Stimulation of Brain Shows Promise in Stroke Survivors
I've always discounted my in-laws' love of magnets, but now I'll have to think twice. Just how these magnets work, who knows? I'm looking forward to larger studies to see if the benefits are prolonged past 2 weeks and no side effects occur. Even if the treatment needs to be ongoing, I don't see a lot of potential ongoing side effects. I just wonder if the benefit will continue with continued treatment.
1. Fregni, Pascual-Leone
A Sham-Controlled Trial of a 5-Day Course of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Unaffected Hemisphere in Stroke Patients
Stroke 37: 2115-2122; published online before print as doi:10.1161/01.STR.0000231390.58967.6b