The Alpha-Stim is a non-invasive, mild electrical stimulation (via earclips) that changes the electrochemical balance of nerve cells. Its patented waveform provides electrical frequencies that the brain interprets as its own which helps to promote homeostasis…the natural, healthy state. This technology was developed in 1981 and, with nearly 100 research studies, has been proven safe and effective! It is a form of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) that applies a low level current of <1 milliampere across the head for treatment of anxiety, PTSD, depression and insomnia with additional applications being studied. The brain functions electrochemically and can be readily modulated by electrical interventions. Alpha-Stim impacts the electrochemical function of the brain to improve emotional and physiologic states. Specifically, it is designed to affect the activity of subcortical brain structures known to regulate emotions.
In about 20-minutes, an increase in Alpha waves produces a very calm and relaxed feeling in about 95% of individuals. The initial effects could last from 6-36 hours. Alpha-Stim treatments are cumulative; however, most patients show at least some improvement after the first treatment! Alpha-Stim technology is safe, with no serious adverse events reported in over 30-years of clinical use. It can be used as a first-line therapy or as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy without poly-pharmacy effects. Ask your counselor about using Alpha-Stim in session today!