What Makes Alpha-Stim Better Than Other CES Devices?

As a healthcare consumer, you have choices when it comes to selecting your mode of treatment. It can be confusing to sift through the available options, especially when you just want to feel better fast.

If you suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression*, or pain, you may have heard about a treatment option called Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, or CES. CES has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is available by prescription in the United States.

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

As with most products, however, there is a wide range of pricing among CES devices – and this is one situation where you do not want to skimp on quality in favor of a bargain. Alpha-Stim is a CES device that is trusted worldwide by medical professionals for its fast, safe, and effective treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain. Alpha-Stim was invented in 1981 and has been changing lives ever since. But what makes Alpha-Stim special?

Unique Benefits of Alpha-Stim

What makes Alpha-Stim superior to other CES devices on the market is its patented waveform. Alpha-Stim generates a unique configuration of microcurrent unavailable in any other CES device. For anxiety, depression, and insomnia, this waveform is transmitted to the brain via patented Earclip Electrodes. With the Alpha-Stim M, two handheld probes also deliver the microcurrent directly to the site of pain.

Because of these patents, Alpha-Stim is in a class of its own. 


The Alpha-Stim waveform is delivered via earclips and modulates large-scale brain network activity patterns in two synergistic ways: 1) by stimulating cranial nerves, and 2) by directly modulating cortical oscillations in the temporal lobe. Ultimately, these two ways of stimulating the brain normalize the pathological signaling in the default mode network observed in psychiatric disorders, providing rapid, effective, and lasting symptom relief without the side effects of medication.

Unique Benefits of Alpha-Stim

Patents and design are important, but that is not the only advantage to Alpha-Stim. Over 100 independent clinical research studies and published reports support the effectiveness of Alpha-Stim. Nine out of ten users experience significant relief when treating their anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain.

Further, Alpha-Stim is honored to be trusted and relied upon by the United States military. It is available at more than half of the nation’s VA hospitals and has become a first line of treatment for the men and women who serve our country.

Additionally, an MD Anderson Cancer Center study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management provided even more solid evidence supporting the value and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim. These studies have been conducted on Alpha-Stim specifically.

Other CES companies may cite research in their favor – but these studies are outdated and typically decades old while studies that support the effectiveness of Alpha-Stim continue to be released regularly, and award-winning publications are touting the benefits as well.

What Real Alpha-Stim Users Say

For when research is simply too academic, patient testimonials also support the excellence of Alpha-Stim.

  • “My wife has always struggled with anxiety and the first time she used the Alpha-Stim I saw something I’d never seen before. A complete calm. Love how it helps in just 20 minutes.” – Mike Mansueto, a loving husband

  • “I want to thank all of you for making the Alpha-Stim available. Within a week of using it, I experienced relief from clinical depression, which has stubbornly resisted treatment for over two years. Until I started using the Alpha-Stim, I had only partial relief with a SSRI antidepressant. Within three days, I noticed my sleep was much improved. Then, I noticed feeling more emotionally resilient. Today, I am almost back to the outgoing, spontaneous person I know myself to be!” – Sue Clark Lindh

  • “I recently discovered Alpha-Stim and the results have been nothing short of amazing. Not only have I experienced relief from anxiety and insomnia, but, additionally, I have reduced accompanying physical pain.” – CH (MAJ) David J. Fair, PhD, former President, American Association of Police Officers; former President, Homeland Crisis Institute, Texas

Read more Alpha-Stim testimonials from both patients and providers here >

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