Lori Schneider, MD
Neurologist & Medical Acupuncturist located in Cornelius, NC and serving patients from Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville, Charlotte and Denver, NC
Alpha-Stim® is a clinically proven FDA-cleared prescription medical device for the treatment of anxiety, depression, pain, and insomnia. Alpha-Stim generates a unique patented waveform no other device can offer. Unlike medications introduced to your body in chemical form and then broken down into smaller components such as electrons, Alpha-Stim begins at the electron level, allowing your body's cells to return to their natural functioning state. Alpha-Stim provides long-lasting, cumulative relief without the risk of adverse effects such as tolerance and addiction to medications.
Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device delivers a natural level of microcurrents through small clips that you attach to your earlobes. These microcurrents pass through the brain to stimulate and moderate different nerve cell groups. The microcurrent is millionths of an ampere, so the effect is so gentle that most users do not feel anything while using the Alpha-Stim. The patented waveform of the Alpha-Stim, application and the protocols designed to address each user's unique needs result in significant anxiety relief, mood modulation, decreased pain, and improved quality and duration of sleep.
Alpha-Stim® microcurrent waveform activates groups of nerve cells in the brainstem that produce the chemicals serotonin and acetylcholine. These neurotransmitters can affect the chemical activity of nerve cells that are both nearby and at more distant sites in the nervous system. As a result, Alpha-Stim helps modulate nerve pathways that run up into the brain and course down into the spinal cord. By changing the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, Alpha-Stim® technology appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems and diminish activity in others.
This neurological 'fine tuning' is called modulation. It occurs either as a result of or with the production of a specific type of electrical activity pattern in the brain known as an alpha state, which can be measured on an electroencephalogram (EEG). Such alpha rhythms are associated with calmness, relaxation, and increased mental focus. The neurological mechanisms that occur during the alpha state appear to decrease stress effects, reduce agitation, stabilize mood, and regulate sensations and perceptions of pain. Treatments take 20 to 60 minutes, and you can use Alpha-Stim in the privacy of your own home or take it to work with you. The device is portable, and the ear clips are unobtrusive.
The Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device relieves post-traumatic, acute, and chronic pain through painless electrical stimulation delivered via two handheld Smart Probes. Alpha-Stim can be used on its own or in conjunction with physical therapy, medication, and other forms of pain management.
The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. Unlike medications, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects. Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over the counter in other countries.
Is the Alpha-Stim protocol right for you or your loved one? Schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lori Schneider to determine if Alpha-Stim should be part of your treatment plan.