Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 40, Issue 8, pp 920–925 | Cite as

The Potential of Transcranial Magnetotherapy in Color and Rhythm Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Ischemic Stroke

  • I. I. Sholomov
  • L. A. Cherevashchenko
  • O. V. Suprunov
  • Yu. M. Raigorodskii

A total of 116 patients with ischemic stroke were studied during the early recovery period. The patients were divided into four groups – three experimental groups and one control group. Of these, 87 patients in the first three groups received transcranial magneto- and/or color and rhythm therapy (TcMT, CRT) along with traditional treatment, while the 29 patients of the control group received basal treatment only. TcMT was performed using a bitemporal method, with a running field regime with a modulation frequency of 1–10 Hz. CRT consisted of an alternating scheme of stimulation of the left and right eyes with green and/or blue light with a period of 2–4 sec and an on time of 1 sec. Each of the three experimental groups (group 1 received TcMT, group 2 received CRT, and group 3 received TcMT + CRT) received two courses of treatment separated by 1.5 months. After treatment, all experimental groups, particularly group 3, showed more marked improvements than the control group. Regression of neurological symptomatology on the Lindmark scale in group 3 was 9.5% greater than that in controls; improvements in impairments to activity and self-care ability on the Barthel scale were greater by 8.8%; memory and intellectual changes were also seen on the MMSE and the Luriya and Schulte tests. Rheography and electroencephalography demonstrated significant improvements in hemodynamics and α-rhythm differentiation and a 14.6% reduction in the proportion of patients with dysrhythmia in group 3 compared with the control group. The best result on all measures were obtained in patients given the combination of TcMT and CRT; TcMT had the greater influence on hemodynamics, while CRT had the greater effect on psychoemotional status. Both treatments were well tolerated and produced no side effects.

Key words

ischemic stroke transcranial magnetotherapy color and rhythm therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. I. Sholomov
    • 1
  • L. A. Cherevashchenko
    • 2
  • O. V. Suprunov
    • 3
  • Yu. M. Raigorodskii
    • 4
  1. 1.Saratov State Medical UniversitySaratovRussia
  2. 2.Pyatigorsk Research Institute of BalneologyPyatigorskRussia
  3. 3.Belokalitvinskii Central Regional HospitalSaratovRussia
  4. 4.Trima CompanySaratovRussia

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