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Cranial electrotherapy stimulation

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation is a simple, effective, safe, and affordable alternative to medication for relieving insomnia, stress, depression, and pain. It’s a portable solution that can be used in the comfort of your own home.

Electrotherapy treatment consists of generating a weak electrical current in the brain in order to stimulate the secretion of serotonin, acetylcholine, and endorphins, which are the substances involved in pain, stress, depression, and sleep.

The use of this method is totally safe and can relieve all these ailments without having to rely on drugs, which are not always effective and can very often cause side effects. Whether it’s anxiety, stress, depression or insomnia, acute, chronic, muscular, or post-traumatic pain, or even other conditions combined with pain, cortical stimulation electrotherapy provides relief quickly and over the long term. The use of this type of treatment helps you :

The mechanism of action is summarized by James Giordano, Ph. D. (Georgetown University) in an article regarding Alpha Stim a brand of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation as follows:photo_f-me%e2%95%a0ucanisme-daction
The exact mechanism by which Alpha-Stim® technology produces effects is not fully known. However, based on previous and ongoing studies, it appears that the Alpha-Stim® microcurrent waveform activates particular groups of nerve cells that are located at the brainstem. These groups of nerve cells produce the chemicals serotonin and acetylcholine which can affect the chemical activity of nerve cells…. In fact, these cells are situated to control the activity of nerve pathways that run up into the brain and that course down into the spinal cord. By changing the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, Alpha-Stim® technology appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others.


These effects can be produced after a single treatment, and repeated treatments have been shown to increase the relative strength and duration of these effects. In some cases, effects have been stable and permanent, suggesting that the electrical and chemical changes evoked by Alpha-Stim® technology have led to a durable re-tuning back to normal function.

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