Safety, impressive results, and long-term effectiveness
Alpha-Stim is an electrotherapy device prescribed around the world by physicians and other healthcare professionals to effectively treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, along with acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain.
Since 1981, Alpha-Stim has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve remarkable results. Surveys of Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device users show overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the Alpha-Stim device, shown below:
Why Choose Alpha-Stim?
Non-drug, FDA-cleared medical device
Fast-acting, long-lasting, cumulative relief
No risk of addiction or lasting side effects
Depression With Anxiety
% Reporting Significant Improvement (>25%)*
*Patient self-reports after using Alpha-Stim technology for at least 3 weeks.
A cost-effective solution
Over a five year period, Alpha-Stim users can save thousands of dollars compared with drugs and other treatments typically used to treat pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. When you consider the results that are possible with the Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device and the safety of the therapy, it’s clear why we believe there’s no better value available.
Alpha-Stim is supported by over 100 completed independent research studies and published reports that utilize some of the most rigorous, controlled clinical study methods. Again and again, the Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device has proven to quickly and safely provide relief from pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
The Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device delivers lasting results for pain, anxiety, insomnia, and depression without dangerous side effects, tolerance, or addiction. In 30+ years and clinical studies involving more than 8,800 people, Alpha-Stim users have reported no serious side effects. The two most common side effects were headaches (0.1%) and skin irritation at the electrode sites (0.07%, only seen in light-skinned people).
And Alpha-Stim is so easy to use, you can administer it yourself at home while relaxing, reading, using a computer or watching TV. Built-in safety features ensure that the electrotherapy device is functioning properly. Small and portable, Alpha-Stim is easy to take with you, wherever you go.
How Alfa- Stim Works
Alpha-Stim® microcurrent waveform activates particular groups of nerve cells that are located at the brainstem. 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® technology appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others. 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 electro-encephalograms, 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 regulate 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® technology have led to a durable re-tuning back to normal function. Electromedical Products International, Inc. based in the US is dedicated to continued research into the mechanisms and effects through which Alpha-Stim® technology can be beneficial to patients with pain, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Alpha-Stim® CES engages the serotonergic (5-HT) raphe nuclei of the brainstem. 5-HT inhibits brainstem cholinergic (ACh) and noradrenergic (NE) systems that project supratentorially. This suppresses thalamo-cortical activity, arousal, agitation, alters sensory processing and induces EEG alpha rhythm. As well, 5-HT can act directly to modulate pain sensation in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, and alter pain perception, cognition and emotionality within the limbic forebrain.
Alfa-Stim & Anxiety
Medications have long been a mainstay in anxiety treatment. While there are a variety of medications prescribed for anxiety, almost all of them target the same thing: the ‘chemical’ part of the brain’s electrochemical signaling. By balancing the level of chemicals like serotonin, medications help to ease anxiety symptoms.
Taken regularly, some medications (especially benzodiazepines) can lead to dependence. Dependence also means that when you stop using the medication, your body goes into withdrawal.
What to do if medications aren’t for you
Anxiety relief without medication is possible. Medications are certainly an effective anxiety treatment for some people, but not everyone. You may find that medications just aren’t working, no matter how many different kinds you and your doctor try. Or, you may experience lots of side effects. Maybe you don’t want to go on medications in the first place. If this is the case, you may want to consider an alternative prescription: a medical device called Alpha-Stim.
Alpha-Stim anxiety treatment
Alpha-stim is a device that uses small electrical currents to stimulate certain brain regions. These currents mimic the electrical activity naturally occurring in the brain, which in turn regulates the electrical part of the brain’s electrochemical signals. This is how Alpha-Stim helps you get to a place of calm.
The whole process is called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), and it starts working in just one, 20-minute session. Better yet, the effects of Alpha-Stim build on the progress of the last session. This is how Alpha-Stim helps users achieve increased levels of anxiety relief over time. And, because CES does not involve any chemicals, Alpha-Stim users are free from the worry of dependence and withdrawal.
Fast, safe, proven relief
In clinical trials, patients reported an average of 61% less anxiety immediately after using the CES therapy. After 5 weeks, that average was 94%. Additionally, patients using Alpha-Stim for the treatment reported greater relief from anxiety than patients taking drugs, all without side effects.
Talk to your healthcare professional or schedule a telehealth appointment today to get started with Alpha-Stim and start living life to the fullest again.
Alfa-Stim & Depression
What is Alpha-Stim and how does it work to treat depression?
Mood conditions like depression 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, Alpha-Stim can safely and effectively improve your mood.
The Alpha-Stim® AID uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to alleviate depression. The technology is based on an exclusive patented waveform that’s the most researched and proven of its kind in CES devices.
The device uses a unique, patented electrical waveform to modulate the cells’ signals to return to normal functioning. The waveform passes between two electrodes that you clip on to your earlobes, providing depression treatment without the use of medication by sending a specific electrical signal to your brain. You are able to set the current level to fit your comfort and many are not able to feel the electrical current at all.
It is non-invasive, not painful, and not addictive. Treatment takes just 20 minutes to an hour per day. Alpha-Stim is effective over the long- and short-term, and over time, you can decrease treatments to every other day, then just 1-3 times per week.
Many people experience significant relief after a single treatment. With continued use, the effects of the Alpha-Stim brain stimulation device can be even greater, increasing cumulatively over time.
Alpha-Stim for depression is designed to help you avoid or reduce the need for medications, but it is safe to use in conjunction with prescriptions or over-the-counter medications.
Alfa-Stim & Insomnia
an FDA-cleared treatment for insomnia. The brain has electrochemical signals that control whether we are asleep or awake. CES is the use of a small medical device to deliver pulses of low-intensity currents to the brain in a specific pattern called a waveform. The current is so low that most people do not even feel it. However, these pulses modulate the brain’s electrochemical signals and bring them back into balance.
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.
Alpha-Stim insomnia treatment safely modulates the brain’s electrochemical signals, bringing these signals back into balance with electrotherapy, so you can get more restful sleep while reducing symptoms from other related mood conditions such as anxiety and depression.
CES is a safe and effective treatment for chronic insomnia. It can be used on its own or combined with medication or therapy, making it a flexible tool for combating sleep disorders.
Alfa-Stim & Pain Relief
Drug-free pain relief that works
There are so many pain management products, medications, and treatment options on the market today. You can go the pharmaceutical route to treat pain, but drugs – especially opioids – can have serious side effects.
If you’ve seen the news in the past year, you’re probably aware of the two most common side effects from opioids and other pain management drugs: addiction and drug interaction. But there is a drug-free, narcotic-free option for pain management.
Whether you need shoulder, neck or back pain relief – or pain management anywhere else in your body – the Alpha-Stim M microcurrent therapy device offers you the instant and ongoing relief you need. It’s a fast, safe and effective option without the side effects of drugs, making it effective for a wide variety of people including veterans, cancer patients, and aging adults.