Alpha-Stim is a type of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) device that is FDA-cleared to treat anxiety and insomnia. The non-invasive Alpha-Stim device uses ear clips that deliver a low-intensity, painless electrical current that can help regulate the brain’s electrochemical signals and improve functioning of the nervous system. Regulation of the nervous system can improve mood, decrease sleep problems and increase an overall sense of well-being.

Used widely in Europe and becoming more popular in the United States, Alpha-Stim is a treatment that compounds its effectiveness. Simply put, the more you use it, the more effective it is.

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What happens during Alpha-Stim?

Alpha-Stim increases alpha wave production in your brain. The small current that comes from the Alpha-Stim device creates a micro current that helps to create the alpha frequency. Alpha waves are important; they are tied with relaxation, calmness, and settling of your brain. It encourages the brain to make more of these alpha frequencies.

One of the best things about Alpha-Stim, and what sets it apart from other types of CES treatments, is that its results are cumulative. In other words, you will need your Alpha-Stim less and less over time, since each treatment builds on the effects of previous treatments.


I had never used the Alpha- Stim before, I did not know what to expect or even if it would actually help me. I was struggling with my depression so thought I would give it a try. I am so thankful that I took the time to understand, ask about the service…”


How often should I use Alpha-Stim?

If you are using your Alpha-Stim to treat anxiety, for example, you may start with daily sessions of 20 minutes to an hour. As the weeks pass and your symptoms abate, you may find that you need only a 20-minute treatment every other day, or even weekly. The device is so easy to use that you can do this in the comfort of your own home or office while performing everyday tasks such as cooking, laundry, typing a report, or watching TV. It is not recommended to use while operating a motor vehicle. Alpha-Stim sessions can be in 20 or 60-minute increments and can be performed daily.

Alpha-Stim can help alleviate physical and emotional conditions. Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our clinicians to find out if Alpha-Stim will help you.

Conditions Alpha-Stim treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

Although they typically do not last more than 24-48 hours and are usually rare (occurring less than 1% of the time), mild, and self-limiting, possible side effects can include the following, and should be discussed with your clinician so that a change can be made to your treatment:

  • Dizziness
  • Skin irritation/electrode burns
  • Headaches


By renting or purchasing the Alpha-Stim AID, patients can use the device at home safely and easily. It can be used as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy without polypharmacy effects and is proven to help with anxiety, insomnia & depression.

RENTAL FEE: $50 per week

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If you wish to learn more about Alpha-Stim, or to schedule a session, contact us today.