Alpha-Stim™ Microcurrent & Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulators
Alpha-Stim™ Microcurrent & Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulators for anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress-related disorders, as well as chronic, acute and post-operative pain.
• Works with tiny currents closer to the type that naturally occurs in the body
• MET is applied through easy-to-use probes or self-adhesive electrodes
• Can be used as an adjunct to medication and/or psychotherapy
• Leaves the mind alert unlike some medications
• Suitable for clinic or home use
Alpha-Stim® Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) technology is continuously being subjected to study and evaluation by the international medical community. Findings to date indicate that the Alpha-Stim® therapy is an effective treatment with broad applications for a variety of syndromes involving pain, and for the management of anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia, or for the short term relief of the symptoms of pain, anxiety, depression and/or insomnia. Effective results in pain management have been seen during and/or subsequent to stimulation over affected body parts, adjacent areas, and areas distant from those in pain. As with any therapeutic intervention, not all people will respond to the Alpha-Stim® therapy. The degree of efficacy will vary with the nature of the problem being treated, the overall health of the person, and with the method of treatment.
Alpha-Stim® therapy may effect the operation of cardiac pacemakers (particularly demand type pacemakers). Do not stimulate directly on the eyes, or over the carotid sinus (on the neck beside the larynx).
For external use only. Do not allow children to use or handle this device without adult supervision. Do not operate potentially dangerous machinery or vehicles during, and in some cases, for several hours after treatment. Caution is advised in cases where other forms of analgesia (pain control) would not be used; such as to retain the beneficial aspects of pain for diagnosis or in cases where people may overuse pain-controlled areas. Safety of stimulation has not been established during pregnancy. There have been isolated reports of blood pressure being lowered by CES so care should be taken while using Alpha-Stim® therapy with high blood pressure medication.
Adverse effects are usually mild and self-limiting following Alpha-Stim® therapy. Adverse effects seen in approximately 4,541 patients in controlled, open, uncontrolled conditions, and by physician survey and reasonably associated with the use of CES are dizziness (6 cases, 0.13%), skin irritation/electrode burns (5 cases, 0.11%), and headaches (9 cases, 0.20%). Prolonged CES treatment at higher than necessary currents may cause dizziness or nausea that can last from hours to days. Treatment immediately prior to going to sleep may cause difficulty sleeping due to increased alertness. It is recommended that CES be used at least 3 hours before going to sleep. Paradoxical reactions such as hyperexcited states, increased anxiety, and sleep disturbances may occur.
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Electrical: One 9-volt battery (included).
Timer Settings: Probe (10 seconds on, alternating with 2 seconds off), 10, 20, 60 minutes, and continuous.
Current: 10-600 µA continuously adjustable.
Frequency: 0.5, 1.5, or 100 Hz (pulses per second).
Waveform: Bipolar asymmetric rectangular waves, 50% duty cycle, 0 net current.
Mechanical: 13.5cmx6.4cmx3.3cm including belt clip; 156g with battery.
Carrying Case: 20.8cmx26.9cmx4.6cm.
Electromedical Products International manufactures products that use proprietary technology to safely treat pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and related disorders.