ICES-PEMF does appear to be helpful for concussion-mTBI generally. We have published this a few times with Bill Pawluk:
but probably more importantly, the study that gets right to the point:
and the protocol we used is here:
Lots of people will be reading this, so…
For people who think that peer-reviewed scientific studies are “optimal” and “prove” something, and that in order for anything to work, they need to follow the published experimental protocol exactly, then the best strategy for them is probably just to follow the protocol we used (above link)
For people who know (or who take my word for it) that science is imperfect and never “optimal”, and that protocols selected for scientific studies are always different from what is best and practical because of the need to run controls and as a statistical expedient, the best thing to do is to understand that what matters is the application of the correct waveform, not a precise frequency or Gauss. ICES-PEMF does this correctly without any need to make any adjustments.
Then, when doing any stimulation on or near the head or CNS, just pick a pulse pattern that you find agreeable. One such pattern is alpha-wave, which, through entirely different mechanisms, tends to elicit in most people the effect of inducing a calm alertness. But if it irritates you, just try a different pulse pattern.
Then you also can learn a lot from what the study did wrong:
What we did wrong was to make the study too short. We stopped applying ICES-PEMF when the study was over and people had apparently gotten much better. As a result, many people just slowly reverted back and lost most of the benefits over time. So the lesson we learned is: do not stop using ICES-PEMF right away. We quit when the study was over, but that turned out to be a bad decision (as later clinical observations clearly indicated)
It appears to be necessary to continue daily, even when symptoms have subsided. How long? That is unclear, but I would say to taper off slowly over the course of a few weeks or more, after symptoms have completely disappeared.