In today’s episode we talk with Dr. Dan Engle about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and with Mo Brossette about combatting seasonal depression.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Dr. Dan Engle
Dr. Dan Engle is an expert on the brain and the science and treatment of traumatic brain injury. He joins us today to talk about how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is being used to treat depression. Here is a description from the Mayo Clinic:
“Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven’t been effective.”
Dr. Dan tells us how promising this type of treatment is for people suffering with depression. There are many people in the world who depend on a pharmaceutical drug and are not able to ever get off of it. This therapy is the solution. Listen in to hear what Dr. Engle has to say about this and where to find this type of treatment in your area.
- Dr. Dan Engle lectures and consults globally and is the Medical Director of The Revive Treatment Centers of America, as well as medical advisor to Onnit Labs, The True Rest Float Centers and several international treatment centers using indigenous plant medicines for healing and recovery. He published his first book, The Concussion Repair Manual, in October 2017, which has received praise from countless figures in the medical arena. His other programs include B.O.L.D., Freedom From Meds and Full Spectrum Medicine.
Combatting Seasonal Depression with Mo Brossette
I’m sure you’ve heard of the ‘winter blues’, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which are both a form of depression during the winter months. Causes of SAD come from the decrease in sunlight exposure. This causes your biological clock (circadian rhythm) to get disrupted and serotonin levels to drop, which can affect your mood. Mo Brossette talks with us today about how to take precautions to fight this type of depression.
There are so many aspects of the fall and winter that bring about happiness and joy. However, there is a lot that brings out sadness and loneliness. When your brain is not stimulated by colors and sunlight, it definitely has effect on your mood and emotions. Mo gives us practical ways to keep your mood in check, and stay away from this type of depression.