The Pisgah Institute, P.A. • 158 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801 • Phone (828) 254-9494 • Fax (828) 250-0890

TRANSCRANIAL   MAGNETIC   STIMULATION

About NeuroStar TMS Therapy®


NeuroStar TMS Therapy is the first FDA cleared

non-invasive, non-drug, depression treatment to be

cleared by the United States Food and Drug

Administration (FDA) for patients who have not

previously benefited from traditional drug therapy.


NeuroStar TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

Therapy is similar to magnetic resonance imaging

(MRI).  TMS uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses

to stimulate key areas of the brain that are found to

be underactive in patients with depression.  


TMS Therapy is administered within the practice.  During treatment, patients are awake and alert and can go back to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.  The in-office treatment takes around 35 minutes and is administered 5 days a week, for between 4 to 6 weeks.

One description of how TMS Therapy works can be seen in: This NeuroStar Video


TMS has been featured in multiple news publications highlighting its success in treating depression: Dr. Oz, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Everyday Health, Behavioral Healthcare, to name a few.