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  • Writer's picturePeter A. Johnson, M.D.

Drug-Free Relief from Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression & Pain

Looking for a medication-free option to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, or pain? Have you experienced inadequate relief from medications or bothersome side effects? Or perhaps your medication has provided partial relief, but you’re still experiencing some residual symptoms.

Prescription medications treat certain conditions by adjusting the chemical makeup of our bodies, but adjusting the electrical system in our bodies can also produce positive changes. The Alpha-Stim is an FDA-approved, hand-held electrotherapy device that has proven effective and safe for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain-management. It has no lasting side effects, no risk of addiction, no withdrawal symptoms, and no danger of interaction with medications. There is no buildup of tolerance, meaning the treatment strength does not need to be increased over time, and the results are often immediate and long-lasting.

How it Works

The Alpha-Stim delivers a low level of microcurrent called Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) through the use of small earlobe clips. These gentle, barely-noticeable microcurrents target specific brain regions, mimicking and regulating their electrochemical signals. This in turn promotes a state of mental and physical balance and wellness. Treatments take only 20 minutes and the battery-powered device is completely portable. To the observer, it just looks like you’re listening to music. While daily use provides the best results, as your condition continues to improve, treatment sessions may often be reduced to 1-3 times per week as needed.

Safe and Effective

The safety and efficacy of Alpha-Stim has been demonstrated in over 100 research studies over the past 30+ years, and The US Department of Defense and Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals throughout the country have recommended Alpha-Stim as a medication-free alternative treatment option to thousands of patients.

In one clinical trial, 83% of Alpha-Stim users reported a decrease in anxiety of at least 50% at 5 weeks, and 82% reported a similar reduction in depression (1).

After only 5 treatments for insomnia, military service members in one study reported an increase of 43 minutes of sleep (2).

In a study of severe pain patients, Alpha-Stim significantly reduced pain by an average of 71% after only 5 treatments (3).

In studying over 8,800 participants, less than 1% experienced side effects. These were typically minor headaches (0.1%) or skin irritation at the electrode site (0.07%).

2 Options

Two versions are available. The Alpha-Stim AID targets anxiety, insomnia, and depression, while the Alpha-Stim M also relieves post-traumatic, acute, and chronic pain through painless electrical stimulation delivered via two handheld Smart Probes. Either version may be used on its own or in conjunction with medication, physical therapy, or other forms of pain management. Both are considered prescription medical devices and require a doctor’s order.

Relief at Hand

You don't have to live with crippling anxiety, insomnia, depression, or pain. If you are interested in discussing this safe and effective treatment option, contact one of our compassionate providers today for a comprehensive evaluation to see if an Alpha-Stim may be right for you.


  1. Barclay TH, Barclay RD. A clinical Trial of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for anxiety and comorbid depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2014; 164:171-177. Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference, Honolulu, July 2013.

  2. Lande, R. Gregory and Gragnani, Cynthia. Efficacy of cranial electric stimulation for the treatment of insomnia: A randomized pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2013; 21(1):8-13.

  3. Holubec JT. Cumulative response from Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for chronic pain. Practical Pain Management. 2009; 9(9):80-83.

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