Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim technology applies a gentle electrical frequency that modifies neurological signalling. When applied to the brain, this is known as Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, whereas application for pain is known as Microcurrent Electrical Therapy. 

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

CES has been shown to increase calming alpha waves, reduce agitation, and increase beneficial neurotransmitters. This generally leaves the recipient in a relaxed and alert state.

 

Applications:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • PTSD

  • ADHD

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headache

Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET)

MET applies a current through the area of concern to relieve pain and support healing.

Applications:

  • Pain of nearly any kind e.g. joint pain, nerve pain, sprains.

  • Injury recovery/healing

What is a treatment like?

CES treatments are typically 20 to 60 minutes. Electrodes are applied to your earlobes, and the intensity is adjusted so that it is imperceptible. During treatment you may perform other tasks such as reading, and/or it may be combined with another treatment.

MET treatments are generally short - just 1 to 5 minutes depending on the area being treated. MET sessions are best followed by a CES treatment as well.

Both CES and MET have better and longer-lasting effects when done regularly. Sessions are cumulative, in that the effects build and persist for longer when repeated on a regular basis. Some conditions respond well within one treatment, while others will take several treatments to take effect.

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Centre for Natural Medicine

1025 - 1 Ave NE

Calgary, AB T2E 9C6

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