What is it?
The Alpha-Stim is a microcurrent stimulator. It is about the size of an MP3 device and it is battery powered.
What conditions does it treat?
In my practice I use the Alpha-Stim to facilitate treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Using an Alpha-Stim helps clients regain control and balance in their lives. It enhances therapy sessions which specifically address individual needs.
How is it used?
Alpha-Stim can either be rented or purchased so it can be used daily at home, initially for about an hour a day. The experience is comfortable, relaxing and safe.
Alpha-Stim helps people feel calmer, more alert and more able to cope as the body's natural positive state - the alpha state - is reinforced.
When the brain relaxes into the alpha state:
* we are more creative
* healing and restoration can occur
* our sense of well-being is enhanced
Some clients get an immediate effect while for others it evolves over time.
What research has been conducted into its effectiveness?
There are over a hundred clinical research studies on Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) in humans (and animals). The Alpha-Stim is a CES device. The overwhelming majority of the research is very positive; no significant side-effects have been reported.
Alpha-Stim has been approved by NHS England.
How does it work?
Our bodies contain about 75 trillion cells each with an electrical potential across the cell membrane similar to a battery.
Alpha-Stim sends micro currents through the brain at a variety of frequencies and at similar levels to those within the brain already.
Alpha-Stim normalises the body's natural electrical activity to produce a calming effect - the Alpha state.