Transcranial Stimulation With Exercise May Boost Benefits for Patients

Transcranial Stimulation With Exercise May Boost Benefits for Patients

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Transcranial Stimulation With Exercise May Boost Benefits for Patients

Transcranial stimulation — a noninvasive procedure that sends low-level electric currents to certain brain regions — may boost the benefits of aerobic exercise and improve gait for people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, a small study reports. “We found that transcranial stimulation activated the pre-frontal cortex, a brain region that Parkinson’s patients use more to control gait than healthy individuals,” Rodrigo Vitório, PhD, the study’s lead author, said in a press release. “A single session associated with…

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