What is HD-tES?
High-definition tES is a new form of tES.
Instead of using two electrodes, as in the conventional tES, multiple electrodes are used simultaneously. This allows the electrical flow to penetrate more deeply into the cerebral cortex, thus preventing multiple brain areas being affected at the same time.
The High Definition technology can be applied to Direct Current, Alternating Current, Random Noise or Peak Noise stimulation, depending on the qEEG image and the pattern of complaints.
How is HD-tES applied?
In order to fully understand the underlying mechanisms of action of HD-TES, even more scientific research is necessary. The first research results of our colleagues from the labs in Dallas and New Zealand are very promising. They show that deeper brain regions with HD-TDCS, a form of HS-tES, can be achieved.
The HD-tES stimulation is not painful. During an HD-TES session, the patient is in a comfortable chair.
As with all other forms of tES, electrodes are placed on the scalp to stimulate a specific part of the brain. Only part of the applied flow will reach the cerebral cortex, since the scalp and the skull form a barrier with much resistance. Yet the strength of the current that reaches the brain cells is sufficient to influence the functioning of the neurons.
To achieve an effect, 2 to 3 stimulations per week are performed. Only after 4 to 5 sessions can it be evaluated whether or not the stimulation affects the symptoms. A complete treatment consists of at least 8 to 10 stimulations. In chronic conditions, it is sometimes necessary to repeat these stimuli at regular intervals.
HD-tES can be applied to a variety of conditions such as tinnitus, depression, CFS, fibromyalgia, burnout, chronic pain, etc.