Alpha-Stim - Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation


The application of electric currents is not new to the healing arts.  It has been used by the ancient Egyptians, the Chinese, the Greeks and the Romans.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognised CES as a safe treatment for anxiety, depression and insomnia.  It is also used for other conditions such as treatment of stress, headache, cognitive dysfunction in head-injured patients, fibromyalgia and pain.  It has been proven to be effective with virtually no adverse effects.  It must NOT be confused with electro shock therapy used by psychiatrists to treat severely depressed patients.

An important quality of CES is its potential as a substitute for drug therapy in these conditions, where drugs may have undesirable side effects and are potentially addictive.  Other uses for CES are a variety of chronic conditions including supportive treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is non-invasive.  It involves passing very small elecftrical impulses (microcurrents between 1.0 and 1.5 milliamps) across the base of the skull.

CES is a safe and relatively inexpensive non-drug method for treating anxiety and depression and is very helpful for insomnia and panful conditions such as tension headaches, migraines and fibromyalgia.  It can also be beneficial in the treatment of subhstance abuse, such as drugs and alcohol and could well help in the management of AD/HD

TheAlpha-Stim SCS (Stress-Control-System) is one of these forms of Cranial Electro Stimulation.  No drugs need to be used in conjunction for the mind to be stimulated.

The Alpha-Stim SCS runs on a 20 or 60 minute program and is small enough to not be a bother while using.

The two clips attach to the earlobes with a soft cotton pad and gentle currents are sent through it to stimulate the brain.  The timer automatically switches the machine off after the selected program runs its course.

The intensity of the frequencies can be adjusted between 5 levels of intensity to keep your comfort to a maximum.

The Alpha-Stim is approved by the FDA and Licensed by the Department of Health.
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The Alpha-Stim is used by Dr. L. Emdin who is the authorised distributor for Southern Africa.  The models that are available for purchase is the Alpha-Stim AID and the Alpha-Stim M.  Units are available for rent should it be necessary.


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