How Alpha-Stim Can Help People Struggling to Keep Their Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that about 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by mid-February? It’s true! This is often due to not enough thought into planning and/or employing unrealistic timelines or methods that aren’t sustainable. Many people set goals without considering their current health status or schedule (busy job or family life) and making time for these goals becomes a big challenge.

Fortunately, Alpha-Stim may be able to help with some of our health and wellness-related resolutions. See below for how Alpha-Stim could help with these 9 common health-, wellness- and fitness-focused New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions Alpha-Stim Can Help You With

1. Exercise More

If pain is preventing you from moving as much as you’d like and getting to the gym routinely, Alpha-Stim M may be a helpful option. Alpha-Stim M is an FDA-cleared prescription medical device that you can use for immediate and long-term pain relief. It can be used on your shoulder, neck, back – really anywhere else on your body – and can offer instant and ongoing relief.

In one study of patients with severe pain, Alpha-Stim M significantly reduced pain by an average of 71% after only five treatments. (Source: Holubec JT. Cumulative response from Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for chronic pain. Practical Pain Management. 2009; 9(9):80-83.)

2. Spend More Time with Family and Friends

If your anxiety is making you avoid social situations at school or with friends and family, talk with your mental health provider about Alpha-Stim to help with your anxiety. Anxiety can present or increase for some people in social settings, so talking with your mental health provider about Alpha-Stim may be a great idea. The best part? You can use Alpha-Stim at home and for as little as 20 minutes per session, so taking charge of your anxiety is a bit easier to do.

Learn how Alpha-Stim works for anxiety here >

3. Learn a New Activity or Sport (CrossFit, Surfing, Yoga, etc.)

Whether it’s pain in your knee or restless nights sleeping that keep you from trying CrossFit, learning to surf, or finally getting that yoga membership, next year is going to be different. See how Alpha-Stim can help you overcome pain and insomnia so you can finally check learning that new activity off your bucket list. 

4. Run a Half-Marathon (or Marathon)

When you’re a new runner or moving up to bigger races, it’s not unheard of to experience a bit of pain along the way. Many adults experience acute and/or chronic pain as a result of age, injury, or an underlying condition. If running a race is on your resolution list, consider how Alpha-Stim M could help.

Alpha-Stim M uses hand-held probes or self-adhesive electrodes to deliver microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) directly to the pain site to provide non-invasive, sustainable pain relief.

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Schedule a telehealth visit with a health care professional today to get started with Alpha-Stim M for acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain relief.

5. Live Life to the Fullest

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Reduced pain. Living life to the fullest looks different for everyone, but helping your body and mind feel the best they can is key no matter your vision. Alpha-Stim is designed to help you care for your body and your mind. See what real users have to say here.

6. Practice Better Self-Care

Self-care isn’t just bubble baths and meditation. Self-care means taking critical steps to manage anxiety and insomnia. Both can be detrimental to your physical and mental health, social interactions, job performance, and overall quality of life. Alpha-Stim can help you treat both anxiety and insomnia easily and at home – without medication.

Proven to Help with Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression*

overall decrease in anxiety
OVERALL DECREASE IN ANXIETY
In clinical trials, patients reported an average of 61% less anxiety immediately after using the CES therapy. After 5 weeks, that average was 94%.1
improved sleep quality
IMPROVED SLEEP QUALITY

The number of subjects rating their quality of sleep as poor dropped from 60% to 5%.

decrease in depression
DECREASE IN DEPRESSION

In clinical trials, Alpha-Stim recipients reported an 82% decrease of ≥ 50% or greater in depression scores after five weeks using the CES therapy.

Sources:

  • 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 Lichtbroun AS, Raicer MMC, Smith RB. The treatment of fibromyalgia with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2001; 7(2):72-78.

  • 3 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.

* FDA cleared for anxiety, insomnia, and pain only, with approval for depression outside of the United States. 

7. Get More Sleep / Improve Sleep Habits /Make Sleep a Priority

So much living to do, so little time. But sleep must be a priority, and it’s one a lot of people let slip. Various studies show that insomnia may be prevalent in 10-60% of the population, but fortunately, Alpha-Stim can help. In fact, one survey showed patients feel better with Alpha-Stim insomnia treatment than with common sleep drugs.

Source: Kirsch, D.L., Price, L.R., Nichols, F., Marksberry, J.A., & Platoni, K.T. Military Service Member and Veteran Self-Reports of Efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Depression. (2014). The Army Medical Department Journal, 46-54.

8. Better Manage My Anxiety

There are a lot of options today for managing and treating anxiety. And for some people, medication isn’t a comfortable option or their current modality isn’t enough. Alpha-Stim has been helping people with anxiety since 1981, and below is a great testimonial to its ability to help you take charge of your life again.

9. Make Healthier Decisions

Making healthier choices doesn’t just include fruit and vegetables or opting for water over soda. You can also be more conscious about the healthcare-related items that enter your body, such as the prescription medications you may be taking for pain. Understanding the risks and consequences of medications is important, and your healthcare provider can help you with this. But, something else to discuss with them is where you can opt to NOT use a prescription medication. For example, Alpha-Stim M is a drug-free device that can help relieve acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain.

In fact, when compared to pain relief responses from patients using Vicodin and OxyContin, patients self-reported greater reductions in pain with Alpha-Stim. See below.

Source: Kirsch, D.L., Price, L.R., Nichols, F., Marksberry, J.A., & Platoni, K.T. Military Service Member and Veteran Self-Reports of Efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Depression. (2014). The Army Medical Department Journal, 46-54.

Alpha-Stim M is an effective form of pain management designed to help you avoid or reduce the need for pain medicine, but it is safe to use with prescriptions or over-the-counter medications if needed. Learn more here >

How to Get Alpha-Stim for the New Year

One of the best things about Alpha-Stim is that in most states (not currently available for residents in Rhode Island and Vermont), you can get a device via a telehealth visit with an approved health practitioner here. You can choose the time/date and set it up to meet your schedule, then do the visit from your computer or mobile phone. Alpha-Stim requires a prescription, so get a referral and schedule your telehealth appointment here to get started today.

Alternatively, contact your healthcare provider about getting a prescription for Alpha-Stim and send this link to them to help them get started.

 

 

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