Just 20 Minutes Can Change Your Brainwaves and Your Outlook

Patients suffering from anxiety, insomnia and depression are now being treated with new, cutting-edge technology at the Miller-Dwan Behavioral Health department. Rather than receiving medicine in pill form, they are being prescribed 20-minute sessions of electromedical technology.

The Miller-Dwan Foundation recently funded the purchase of Alpha-Stim devices that generate unique, patented waveforms clinically proven to relieve anxiety, insomnia and depression using a method called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). Current is administered to patients through clips that attach to the ear lobes. Alpha-Stim can help induce a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well-being and provide long lasting, cumulative relief without the risk of negative effects such as tolerance and addiction to medications.

How it Works
Unlike medications that are introduced to the body in a chemical form and then broken down to smaller components such as electrons, Alpha-Stim begins at the electron level, allowing your body’s cells to return to their natural functioning state.

  • Anxiety is usually reduced during a single treatment and can last for hours or days.
  • Insomnia is usually improved after the initial treatment and takes up to 4 weeks for a significant change.
  • Depression typically takes at least 3 weeks or more of daily treatment to experience significant improvement. Once symptoms have improved, use of Alpha-Stim 2 – 3 times per week or less is usually sufficient to maintain results.

Proven, Lasting Results
The microcurrent technology unique to Alpha-Stim produces residual and cumulative results, which means relief lasts, allowing patients to resume normal activities. The brain activity of 30 volunteers was mapped via quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) after a single 20-minute treatment with Alpha-Stim CES. The results showed changes in 4 different brainwave frequency bands, including an increase in alpha activity (relaxation brain waves) and a simultaneous decrease in delta activity (deep sleep waves). In another clinical trial, patients suffering with anxiety who used Alpha-Stim for only 5 weeks reported an average decrease in anxiety levels of 94 percent.

A Safe Treatment
Alpha-Stim is well-tolerated and very safe, having no significant side effects in more than 8,800 patients involved in research studies, and millions of treatments in doctor offices and at home. In contrast, pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of mood disorders have been proven to have a wide range of undesirable side effects and can be addictive.

“I speak for both the Miller-Dwan Foundation staff and board members when I say we are so proud to be able to provide treatments like Alpha-Stim to our fellow community members,” says Traci Marciniak, Miller-Dwan Foundation President. “What’s more, Miller-Dwan Foundation donors can know their gifts are being used to improve lives.”

The Patient Experience
“My Life Has Dramatically Improved…I am a disabled American Veteran. I am writing this just to simply let you, and the makers of the Alpha-Stim, know it has helped me to be able to deal with my many medical issues. I have bouts of anxiety, depression, extensive episodes of insomnia and, your so simple, user-friendly device has allowed me to once again enjoy many of the pleasures that I, and I believe many others, had taken for granted. I would like to say thank you for making such a thing possible again.” – Steve D.

“There is Nothing Else Quite Like Alpha-Stim…From the very first time I used an Alpha-Stim in my therapist’s office, I experienced relief from crippling anxiety. I’d been searching for relief from anxiety for a few years, and no other drug or therapy has been as effective as Alpha-Stim. It’s portable — I can use it almost anywhere, and it has virtually no side effects. It’s hard to explain it to people who haven’t experienced it, but there’s nothing else quite like the Alpha-Stim. I very strongly recommend it for anxiety relief.” – Laureen W.

“It Has Absolutely Changed My Life…I suffer from depression from time to time. Anti-depressants just did not work for me after a period of time. Their effects seem superficial. Below their chemical effect, I still felt depressed. My doctor would just simply layer on other meds… this one to sleep, another to enhance the effectiveness, etc. About 4 years ago, a holistic doctor introduced me to the Alpha-Stim. It has absolutely changed my life, and has allowed me to treat my depression without any medications. The effects seem absolutely natural. I use it when I feel depression coming on, and within a few days the depression is reversed. 5 stars!” – Mark J.

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