Frequently Asked Questions About Alpha-Stim®
What kinds of pain does Alpha-Stim relieve?
A: Alpha-Stim treats all types of acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain.
What else does Alpha-Stim treat?
A: Alpha-Stim also offers relief from insomnia.
Can I treat my pain and insomnia at the same time?
A: We recommend treating your pain first, followed by Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) treatment.
How long will I have to use Alpha-Stim ?
A: Alpha-Stim effectively controls your pain and insomnia—often in just minutes but for some conditions you have to keep using it to maintain sustained relief.
How effective is Alpha-Stim in treating insomnia?
A: 9 out of 10 patients report significant improvements in sleep.
Will I have to stop taking my medications if I use Alpha-Stim?
A: No. Alpha-Stim is the ideal adjunct therapy to complement your medications. It uses gentle electrical signals to the brain, so it has no harmful interactions with drugs.
How much will my Alpha-Stim cost?
A: The Alpha-Stim AID costs $1,072, and the Alpha-Stim M device is $1,595.
Is Alpha-Stim safe to use?
A: Yes. In 30+ years of clinical studies involving 8,800 people, only minor side effects such as headaches and skin irritation at electrode sites have been reported by a tiny fraction of users.
Does my doctor need to prescribe Alpha-Stim?
A: Alpha-Stim does not require a prescription in Canada.
What does Alpha-Stim look like, what do I need to get started, and how do I use it?
A: The Alpha-Stim M and AID devices are both about the size of a cell phone, (but a little thicker), and come with everything you need to get started: electrodes and earclip pads (for the AID device) and electrodes for the M device, Alpha Conducting Solution (to ensure a good electrical connection), two 1.5 volt batteries per device (AA for the M, and AAA for the AID), and a convenient lanyard for you to wear the Alpha-Stim device around your neck. It also includes an owner’s manual that explains how to use the device and what kind of relief you can expect from it.