What Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

What Is TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)?

The latest treatment for depression without medicine.

TMS treatment (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is the latest depression treatment with magnetism, the “fourth depression treatment”.

It is common for using antidepressant medications and psychotherapy for major depression.

These treatments, however, do not work for all patients.

TMS treatment uses “magnetic stimulation” to stimulate brain cells, which has an antidepressant effect and improves motivation, judgment and thinking ability.

It would be able to treat not only depression, but also insomnia such as inability to sleep, anxiety, poor concentration, poor productivity, and brain fog that causes haze

We place a device on your head and stimulate your brain cells by magnetic stimulation.

The pain of TMS treatment becomes less and less of a concern with each session.

It varies from person to person, but there are some people who feel no pain at all. This clinic has adjusted the stimulation method so that those who are anxious can receive the treatment with ease.

The latest treatment for depression without medicine.

Although antidepressants improve brain networks such as “affect”, it is difficult to improve brain networks that control concentration and thinking skills.

Due to this, TMS therapy, which activates the brain as an alternative to newer medications, has been gaining attention.

It has few side effects and is safe for women.

TMS treatment is recommended for people with these symptoms.

  • – Lack of concentration
  • – Not comfortable with psychotropic medicine
  • – Want to cure it as soon as possible
  • – Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • – Need to reduce the medication.
  • – Suffering from sexual dysfunction due to side effects by medication.

Accelerated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (aTMS)

TMS treatment multiple times a day / aTMS treatment (short-term accelerated intensive type)

It is possible to reduce the duration of TMS treatment by half with multiple TMS treatments per day.

aTMS is recommended for people with these symptoms.

  • – Want to back to work in a short period of time
  • – Coming from a countryside and need to be treated in a short period of time
  • – Want to cure it as soon as possible
  • – Want to treat during summer or winter holidays.

Patients who are not eligible for Tokyo TMS Clinic’s TMS treatment

. Patients deemed unsuitable for TMS

  • Patients at risk of death (suicide or physical symptoms)
  • Patients who are disruptive or dangerous to other patients or staff
  • Threat of self-injury, harming others, suicidal thoughts, etc
  • Verbal abuse, violence, shouting, easily angered, intimidating behavior, etc.
  • Difficult to come to the clinic independently
  • Under 17 or over 65 years old
  • Schizophrenia, Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Alcoholism, Personality disorder, Theft, and Cerebral palsy
  • Intracranial lesions (including cerebral infarction and stroke)
  • Epilepsy
  • developmental disorders (when a doctor judges the patient is not eligible)
  • Pregnant
  • Patients with intracranial metals, cochlear implants, artificial eyes, pacemakers, DBS, VNS, and medication pumps
  • After cerebral aneurysm surgery, after carotid stenting, after cosmetic surgery, during orthodontics and during the use of dentures or implants with magnetic attachment
  • A person the doctor judges not eligible

※In order to implement the treatment safely, the clinic has defined off-label conditions and diseases.

Expected side effects

  • Headache
  • Vasovagal reflexes
  • Pain associated with TMS treatment (jaw, teeth, behind the eyes, etc.)

Less frequent side effects

  • Convulsive seizure
  • Manic
  • Hypoglycemia

How long is an rTMS procedure?

TMS therapy involves a series of treatment sessions. Treatment sessions typically last around 10-30 minutes. Patients receive TMS 3-5 days a week. A typical course of rTMS is 2 to 6 weeks. However, this can vary depending on an individual’s response to treatment.

How to book a First visit

Please fill in answers to questions in the “First visit Inquiry” on our web and send it to us.

First visit Inquiry

We do not accept reservation by phone, so we will consider it as a tentative appointment.

First visit reservation will be confirmed once you receive a confirmation e-mail from our side.


We only accept cash and Paypay for TMS treatment.

Tokyo TMS Clinic in Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo in Japan

We offer the most advanced TMS treatments in the world, with physician who has completed the Harvard TMS course in collaboration with an TMS expert in Europe.