In cooperation with Electromedical Products International, The Bresler Center has spent three decades conducting research on the clinical applications of the Alpha-Stim, a micro current transcranial stimulator for patients suffering from acute, chronic or postoperative pain. It is also approved by the FDA for treatment of anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia.
The treatment is very simple. The current is applied by easy to use clip electrodes that attach on the ear lobes. Used just 20 to 40 minutes every day, every other day, or on an as-needed basis, it can help induce a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well being.
The Alpha-Stim is well tolerated and very safe in contrast to drugs used in the treatment of mood disorders, many of which have been proven to have undesirable side effects and can be addictive.
Unlike drugs, the Alpha-Stim leaves the mind alert. Anxiety reduction is usually experienced during treatment. Depression and insomnia control is generally experienced after one to two weeks of daily treatment. The Alpha-Stim can also be used to help treat the underlying mood disorders associated with pain.
After treatment, there are usually no physical limitations imposed, so the majority of people can resume normal activities immediately. Maintenance of a relaxed, yet alert state is generally achieved with treatments three times per week.