What is PoNSTM?
The PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative medical device, inclusive of a controller and mouthpiece, which delivers mild electrical stimulation to the surface of the tongue.
How Does PoNSTM Work?
The neural network originating in the tongue produces the neural cascade, which flows to the brainstem located in the body’s control center. The tongue’s dense nerve endings make it ideal for stimulation. A compromise to the brain’s neural network reduces its ability to effectively communicate with the body. To restore lost function, the brain’s neural network needs to be “rewired”, as this reestablishes the proper flow of neural impulses to the body. This “rewiring” is called neuroplasticity.
The PoNS™ device gently stimulates the surface of the tongue, exciting the neural network flowing to the brain. This neural activity is believed to enable neuroplasticity, which may restore lost function.
Tongue Stimulation Cascade
|1. Tongue Stimulation||
|2. Cranial Nerves||
|3. Brain and brain stem||