What Is Alpha-Stim?
Alpha-Stimis a prescription medical device (US only). It is a combined microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) and cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device used to help manage pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Over research studies on CES have been done with humans. A peer reviewed published outcome study has shown improvements in pain in 94% of patients studied. An additional studies were conducted with experimental animals to ensure safety and efficacy. The relief from Alpha-Stim is residual and cumulative, resulting in less frequent use. And while Alpha-Stim works well with other treatment protocols, it is proven effective as a stand-alone therapy, and does not require any drugs or create addiction.
How Alpha -Stim Works
An animal’s body is made up of trillions of cells. Each cell has electrical properties, much like that of a battery. Alpha-Stim generates a unique, proprietary electrical wave-form that allows the animal’s cells to operate naturally and bring relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia or depression. This proprietary waveform moves electrons throughout the animal’s body and brain at a variety of frequencies, collectively known as harmonic resonance. Alpha-Stim was introduced inand has since provided millions of people around the world relief, even when nothing else has worked for them. Extensive work with animals – there are published animal studies – shows positive results with no significant lasting side effects.
What Research Supports Alpha-Stim?
Withcompleted research studies – and many more underway – there is more research supporting the efficacy of Alpha-Stim technology than any other medical device and even more than for most drugs. An important fact about Alpha-Stim research is that none of it is company-supported. Most of the studies are double blind placebo controlled and were conducted at major US universities. The US government has funded two major Alpha-Stim studies. One is a National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health funded study for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and the other is a VA study for veterans with spinal cord injuries based on a successful pilot study A comprehensive, double-blind equine study was conducted of the stress reduction effects of Alpha-Stim with thoroughbred horses ( fillies, mares, 3 geldings) at the De Montfort University Equestiran Centre and Field Station at Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. This study concluded that the results are consistent with beneficial effects using the Alpha-Stim. Effects were seen on the behaviors of greatest relevance to assessing anxious arousal in the given circumstances, namely time spent alert and dozing, and a number of other parameters consistent with relaxation. Specifically, there was no significant increase in any parameter associated with excitement nor was there any evidence that Alpha-Stim has any detrimental effects on the horses’ well being.
Alpha-Stim uses a method called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to treat anxiety, insomnia and depression. The Alpha-Stim proprietary waveform is applied to the animal through ear clip electrodes [note: self-adhesive electrodes are also available and can be applied to the temple area for the same results]. A typical CES session lastsminutes, leaving the animal relaxed and alert. Alpha-Stim is also used to treat pain using microcurrent electrical therapy (MET). Animals suffering from acute, chronic or post-operative pain may experience relief from Alpha-Stim by applying the probes or self-adhesive electrodes to the affected area.