Sooma Therapy - Materials for patients
Prescribed by professionals, used at home.
What is tDCS?
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique used to treat various psychiatric and neurological disorders. A weak electrical current is delivered from a portable device to targeted areas of the brain. This causes changes in the electrical signaling of the brain.
How to use Sooma tDCS at home
Step 1: Preparations before treatment
Make sure that you have all the consumable materials you need to start the treatment: pads, and saline solution. Make sure that your device has enough batteries to last during the whole treatment session.
Step 2: Starting treatment
Watch the video on "How to use Sooma tDCS at home". If you have any questions, address them with your healthcare professional. Follow the video instructions carefully, paying special attention to the correct position of the cap and the contact quality of the electrodes.
Step 3: During treatment
During the treatment period, we recommend having some kind of light intellectual activity: doing sudoku, solving puzzles, reading or writing, playing a musical instrument.
Step 4: After the treatment
Clean the skin under the electrodes with warm water after the treatment session. This ensures that the skin is not exposed to salt residues. After cleaning, apply moisturizing cream to the skin.
How to clean Sooma tDCS after use
What is tDCS and what happens in the brain?
To read more about tDCS, visit this BLOGPOST.
Are there any contraindications?
While Sooma Therapy is safe when used correctly, there are specific risk groups where caution should be used. If the patient has metal within the skull or an implanted life-supporting medical device in the body, the therapy should not be used. Further, if the skin under the electrodes is broken or diseased, the stimulation should not be applied.
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