The Alpha-Stim as a therapeutic tool

What is the Alpha-Stim?

The Alpha-Stim is a small device like an MP3 player that you can use yourself to relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia and depression. It uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) - a very gentle treatment which you can do yourself using this battery-driven device. Alpha-Stim can also be used to relieve pain, and has great success with many chronic pain condititons such as fibromyalgia.

The Alpha-Stim is approved for home use by the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration within the US)

Get up-to-date, detailed information on the Alpha-Stim, including how to use it, what the benefits are, where to try it or purchase it, and video testimonials from experts

Can Alpha-Stim help you?

In my practice, I sometimes use the Alpha-Stim as a therapeutic tool to help those with depression, anxiety or insomnia, and where appropriate, to encourage general wellbeing - as it can give you a wonderful boost when you feel tired or out of sorts.

The reason why you are depressed, anxious, or have trouble sleeping is likely to be due to a combination of factors, and after an initial consultation, I can decide how best to help you. The Alpha-Stim cannot replace hypnotherapy or talking therapies, but it may be that it can be used as well – when used at the right time.

Occasionally, correct use of the Alpha-Stim may be sufficient on its own to enable you to feel generally less anxious and depressed, and to sleep well; but I would strongly recommend that you seek advice from a therapist first.

If you are so overwrought, or so depressed that you have been unable to engage properly with any other treatment (such as hypnotherapy or counselling of some kind), correct use of the Alpha-Stim is likely to enable you to feel much more ready to do so.

It is not recommended that you use the Alpha-Stim if you have epilepsy, or if you are fitted with a cardiac pacemaker. And if you have high blood pressure, it should be closely monitored over the period when you use the Alpha-Stim.

Please note that if you are experiencing symptoms of depression anxiety or insomnia it is important to get checked out by your doctor in the first instance, in order to eliminate other reasons for your symptoms.

What people have said:

"I feel pretty good actually! I'm not stressed in the way that I was at all. That seems to have gone. And I'm sleeping better." Mr D Hoath

"Alpha-Stim Rocks! I thought it was about time I dropped you a line to let you know how great the alpha stim is.

I have been religiously using it every morning and the cumulative benefits are now very evident! My anxiety is almost gone, it does resurface every now and then, but overall I feel much calmer and happier! It's also helped me realise that I finally need to change careers, so am finishing my job in six weeks and having a 5 week break in sunny California. Am thinking through my options and may become a student again, feels very exciting!

So, I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you've done for me and for introducing me to the wonderful AS, it really has changed my life." Ms MS