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Influencing Relaxation by a Low Intensity Transcranial Pulsed Magnetic Stimulation Applying the Entrainment Model

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105741, PP. 1-19

Subject Areas: Evolutionary Studies

Keywords: Magnetic Field Stimulation, Low Intensity rTMS, PEMF, Relaxation, Electrophysiological Parameters, VAS, Conditions of Clinical Trials

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Relaxation is becoming increasingly important in modern stressful times. Besides special psychological practices or consuming pharmaceuticals, one can achieve a more relaxed state also by applying an appropriate magnetic field stimulation of the head (low-intensity rTMS). Following the entrain-ment model, we did the research using carefully chosen frequencies of modest MF intensity that followed the principles of clinical trials. Besides the situations of blind verum stimulation and the sham one, we tested also the situation that included expectations of the applied stimulation. The testing was done by electrophysiological methods and VAS. The results demonstrated an objective relaxing effect of MF stimulation, where drowsiness was not stimulated. This outcome is much more evident from electrophysiological data than from the VAS ones. From the latter results, we noticed even a slightly negative reaction to expectations.

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Jerman, I. , Dovc, P. and Ratajc, P. (2019). Influencing Relaxation by a Low Intensity Transcranial Pulsed Magnetic Stimulation Applying the Entrainment Model. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5741. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105741.

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