Alpha-Stim is an electrotherapy device prescribed around the world by physicians and other healthcare professionals to effectively treat chronic, acute, and post-traumatic pain, and anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Since 1981, Alpha-Stim® technology has been known for superior effectiveness in managing pain related disorders. Alpha-Stim® technology is nothing like TENS. The results are long-lasting and cumulative.
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
Physician and patient surveys that show 90% of the people who use Alpha-Stim® get significant relief when using it as a form of pain, anxiety, depression, or insomnia treatment.
This is supported by over 100 completed independent research studies and published reports, many of which were randomly controlled trials to ensure rigorous testing and clinically validated results.
That’s why over 200 Department of Defense (DOD) practitioners and over 92 Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals use Alpha-Stim with military personnel for acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia treatment.
Safety, impressive results, and long-term effectiveness
How does Alpha-Stim® cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) technology work?
Previous and ongoing studies suggest that the 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. 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.
“The Alpha-Stim has so much good science behind it, with many highly controlled clinical studies—this really proves its unique effectiveness for so many types of patients. And you can’t ignore the incredible safety record with no serious side effects. That’s why I recommend it to many of my patients.”
-Anita D. Spitz, MD, Chief Family Medicine Department Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida
Overview brochure of the Alpha-Stim M and the Alpha-Stim AID
What is alpha-stim therapy?
Alpha-Stim treats anxiety, depression and insomnia. The Alpha-Stim also treats acute, chronic, and postoperative pain. The primary distinctive feature in a medical device is the waveform, and Alpha-Stim has a uniquely patented effective waveform.
How is alpha stim therapy applied?
The application of direct electrical treatment to the brain, along with the treatment protocols for pain also make the difference that no other device has been able to emulate. The Alpha-Stim and AID use ear clips for 20 minutes to an hour, anywhere from daily to 3 times a week to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia.
What types of diseases can be treated?
Alpha-Stim treats anxiety, depression and insomnia. The Alpha-Stim also treats acute, chronic, and postoperative pain. The primary distinctive feature in a medical device is the waveform, and Alpha-Stim has a uniquely effective waveform. The application of direct electrical treatment to the brain, along with the treatment protocols for pain also make the difference that no other device has been able to emulate. Further, Alpha-Stim technology has been shown to be far more cost-effective than prescription drugs.
Are there any dangers of side effects?
Overall, it is very safe for use. In over 35 years of clinical studies involving 8,800 people, only minor side effects such as headaches and skin irritation at electrode sites have been reported by a tiny fraction of users. Indications include those with a pacemaker and warnings during pregnancy.
Would it hurt using longer than 20 minutes?
No, the Alpha-Stim is safe so we recommend that you use it for as long as you are getting a benefit. See getting the most out of your Alpha-Stim for further help.
Can you use along with magnet therapy?
No. Electrical and magnetic fields interfere with each other so magnets can alter the Alpha-Stim® waveform rendering it ineffective
How long do the benefits last?
The effects are long-lasting and cumulative. Sixteen longitudinal studies showed long-term beneficial effects, however in some cases, depending on the problem being treated, Alpha-Stim technology may have to be used on a long-term or indefinite basis to manage the problem.
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