This article is not the opinion or recommendation of City Voices or it’s staff. And, I, William Jiang, will assume no liability for any use or misuse of the following information because I am not a doctor, I am a medical librarian. Now, my story…
Last year I had ECT otherwise known as electroconvulsive therapy because of a positive therapeutic report in the Journal of ECT. The brain stimulation of the ECT did help the MCS about 90%, so I was on to something, however the improvement lasted only one week, not worth the damage being done by the ECT. It turns out that in part, MCS is a limbic system disorder. Later, I read about how in one of the Scandinavian countries they also had tried transcranial magnetic stimulation for MCS. However the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation did not reach the limbic system, because of the shallow stimulation of the magnets. About ten years ago vagal nerve stimulators debuted for depression and epilepsy. But, who wants a surgery to get an implant into their head? Not me. That being said, vagal nerve stimulation may help MCS for the same reason ECT helped my MCS.
However, there are relatively new vagal nerve stimulators which are NOT implanted. This is exciting news. I am going to list the three brain stimulation machines which are available after this text that possibly could help sufferers in the very near future. Some of these devices are only available in Europe. However I wanted to share the exciting news that there may be effective and relatively safe treatments on the horizon that are not hocus-pocus.
- Indicated for Headaches: Gammacore
- Indicated for Epilepsy NEMOS
- No indication, but used in American clinical trials: Net-1000 Auri-Stim Medical, Inc.
If anybody does decide to try any of these brain stimulation machines, please post here and share the positive news!