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Alpha-Stim (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation) and what is it?
At least two millenniums ago, physicians used electric eels to relieve pain. Experimentation with low-intensity electrical stimulation of the brain was first reported by Drs. Leduc and Rouxeau of France in 1902. Research on using what is now referred to as cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) for treatment of anxiety began in the Soviet Union during the 1950's, its primary focus is the treatment of sleep disorders, hence its initial designation as "electrosleep." Treatment of insomnia was soon overshadowed, however, by psychiatric application for depression and anxiety. Since then, it has been referred to by many other names, the most popular being transcranial electrotherapy (TCET) and neuroelectric therapy (NET).
East European nations soon picked up CES as a treatment modality and its use spread worldwide. by the late 1960's, animal studies of CES had begun in the United States at the University of Tennessee and what is now the University of Wisconsin Medical school.
These were soon followed by human clinical trials at the University of Texas Medical school in San Antonio and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. More studies have followed. At present, the number of human studies stands at 103. In addition, there are 18 experimental animal studies, all of which attest to the safety of CES.
CES has been an international treatment modality for more than 50 years. Thousands of people worldwide continue to receive its benefits. The most extensive work on CES continues in Russia at the Pavlov Institute in St. Petersburg. But by no means is its use restricted to that part of the world. Current estimates are that there are between 50- 100,000 units in use globally. From a broad reading of published literature, no negative effects or major contraindications have been found from the use of CES to date, either in the U.S. or other parts of the world.
Suffering from that constant worry?
Feeling like you can't escape the anxiety?
Migraines have you hiding in bed?
Suffering from chronic pain?
ACTS would like you to come to find out how Alpha-Stim and cranial electrotherapy stimulation in Lancaster, PA, and Reading, PA can help you with just a few of these symptoms listed. Alpha-Stim has many treatment options to help you get back to enjoying life!
We are now offering Alpha Stim Aid and Alpha Stim M Rentals and Lease to Own options!
As always you can test out the device and have the option to buy your own device right from our practice.
We have specific training and are one of the very few Alpha-Stim Distributors in Lancaster, PA, and Reading, PA.