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Alpha-Stim® CES Therapy
Courage Health & Wellness therapists are certified Alpha-stim® practitioners. Alpha-stim® AID is a pain free, drug free, F.D.A approved course of treatment that is proven effective for many common disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Does Alpha-stim® CES treatment hurt?
Not at all. Alpha-stim® requires no injections, and the applicator clips do not cause pain. In fact, Alpha-stim® sessions are passive and even relaxing.
What is CES?
C.E.S stands for Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. It is the stimulation of alpha brain waves which suppresses thalamo-cortical activity, arousal, agitation, and induces EEG alpha rhythm.
How long does treatment take?
Treatments durations vary, but one session may be as short as 20 minutes, with treatments typically involving several sessions a week for up to six weeks. Talk to one of our certified therapists to see what is right for you.
Are there any side effects to Alpha-stim® CES treatments?
There are no lasting side effects nor risk of addiction with Alpha-stim® treatments. Please note the contraindications of CES below.
How long until I will feel relief?
Many feel relief after just one treatment, with 90% of patients reporting a significant improvement with at least 3 weeks of treatment.
Is Alpha-stim® covered by my insurer?
Alpha-stim® treatments are not covered by all insurers, and the cost may be included with your sessions at Courage Health & Wellness. Please, talk to one of our staff for more information.
Where can treatments be administered?
Initially, treatments have to be administered in-office by one of our certified therapists. However, if Alpha-stim® is recommended as a treatment for you, the device can be used at home. In fact, the Alpha-stim® AID model can be used while doing other activities.
Is CES a proven treatment?
Yes. CES has been proven effective in over 140 independent studies.
Do Alpha-stim® CES treatments have any contraindications?
Alpha-stim® CES treatments are not approved for:
Pre-1998 implants (e.g., pacemakers and defibrillators, spinal cord stimulators, cochlear and deep brain implants, and VNS)
Pregnancy – possible miscarriage and potential unsubstantiated legal arguments in case of developmental defects