How Does It Work:
During your sessions and after we have assessed that use of the Alpha-Stim will benefit your needs, you can request this adjunct support during your appointment times for added benefit in reducing anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. Your moods and emotions, including anxiety, are controlled through electrochemical signals in your brain. When these signals aren’t functioning properly, the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate your emotions can become unbalanced.
By modulating the brain’s electrochemical signals, you can safely and effectively improve mood conditions such as anxiety and depression, and experience better sleep.
Most users notice an immediate reduction in anxiety and stress during the very first treatment. Alpha-Stim’s effect is cumulative, meaning each treatment is potentially more and more effective—so it won’t lose its effect over time, as with many medications.
DON’T LET ANXIETY HOLD YOU BACK
If you’re struggling with anxiety, it may be hard to recall the last time you weren’t feeling tense, worried, or on edge. Anxiety can cause sudden panic attacks, may interfere with your personal or professional responsibilities, and is often tied to depression. When you feel overwhelmed, you need a safe solution that can rapidly relieve your anxiety and help you regain your confidence and zest for life.
The Alpha-Stim® AID is a small device that uses proven, safe and effective Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) to dramatically reduce anxiety symptoms. The technology is based on an exclusive patented waveform that is the most researched and proven of its kind. The waveform passes between two electrodes that clip on to your earlobes, sending a signal to your brain that helps to reduce anxiety.
DON’T LET DEPRESSION KEEP YOU DOWN
If you’re feeling depressed, it can be hard to believe that there’s hope in sight. When depression makes you lose interest life, in spending time with people and doing things you enjoy, you need a safe solution that can break you out of your depression, and get you back into the swing of life. The Alpha-Stim® AID can help to alleviate symptoms of depression and help you feel better quickly, sending a signal to your brain that helps to reduce depression.
What is Alpha-Stim Therapy?
The Alpha-Stim AID treats Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression with microcurrent technology using a method called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). The treatment is very simple. The current is applied by easy-to-use clip electrodes that attach on the ear lobes. Used just 20 to 40 minutes it can help induce a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well being. The Alpha-Stim® AID is well tolerated and very safe in contrast to drugs used in the treatment of mood disorders, many of which have been proven to have undesirable side effects and can be addictive. Unlike drugs, the Alpha-Stim® AID leaves the mind alert. Anxiety reduction is usually experienced during treatment. Depression and insomnia control is generally experienced after one to two weeks of daily treatment. CES can also help treat the underlying mood disorders associated with pain.
Based on previous and ongoing studies, it appears that the Alpha- Stim® microcurrent waveform activates particular groups of nerve cells that are located at the brainstem, a site at the base of the brain that sits atop of the spinal cord. These groups of nerve cells produce the chemicals serotonin and acetylcholine, which can affect the chemical activity of nerve cells that are both nearby and at more distant sites in the nervous system. In fact, these cells are situated to control the activity of nerve pathways that run up into the brain and that course down into the spinal cord. By changing the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, Alpha-Stim® appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others fostering regulation. This neurological ‘fine tuning’ is called modulation, and occurs either as a result of, or together with the production of a certain type of electrical activity pattern in the brain known as an alpha state which can be measured on brain wave recordings (called electroencephalograms, abbreviated EEG). Such alpha rhythms are accompanied by feelings of calmness, relaxation and increased mental focus. The neurological mechanisms that are occurring during the alpha state appear to decrease stress- effects, reduce agitation and stabilize mood, and control both sensations and perceptions of particular types of pain.
These effects can be produced after a single treatment; and repeated treatments have been shown to increase the relative strength and duration of these effects. In some cases, effects have been stable and permanent, suggesting that the electrical and chemical changes evoked by Alpha-Stim® have led to a durable re-tuning back to normal function. Electromedical Products International, Inc. is dedicated to using exciting new research technology and advanced, innovative methods to study the exact mechanisms through which Alpha-Stim® can be beneficial to patients with anxiety, depression, pain and sleep disorders.
It may be used as an adjunct to medication and/or psychotherapy. After treatment, there are usually no physical limitations imposed so the majority of people can resume normal activities immediately. Maintenance of a relaxed, yet alert state is generally achieved with treatments several times per week. As a result, the Alpha-Stim® AID is suitable for clinical or home use.
DON’T LET INSOMNIA SLOW YOU DOWN
When is the last time you got a good night’s sleep? If insomnia keeps you up all night, leaving you feeling tired, irritable, and in a fog during the day, you need a fast, safe solution to give you longer, more restful sleep.
Fortunately, you can start enjoying better sleep with the Alpha-Stim® AID. Alpha-Stim uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) to increase sleep time, reduce sleep disturbances, and improve overall sleep quality. Alpha-Stim technology is based on an exclusive patented waveform that’s the most researched and proven of its kind. The waveform passes between two electrodes that you clip on to your earlobes, sending a signal to your brain that helps to significantly reduce insomnia.
What scientific research has been conducted?
The efficacy and safety of Alpha-Stim® is backed by more than 60 research studies. Most of the studies were double-blind placebo controlled and were conducted at major US universities. At present, there are over 126 research studies on CES in humans. The overwhelming majority of the scientific research is extremely positive. No significant lasting side effects have been reported. View the results of CES and MET studies conducted specifically with the Alpha-Stim® technology here.
To learn more about Alpha-Stim, go to www.alpha-stim.com
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