FAQs

What does Alpha-Stim treat?

A: Alpha-Stim is a Health Canada registered medical device that offers relief from pain and insomnia.

Does my doctor need to prescribe Alpha-Stim?

A: In Canada, Alpha-Stim is available without a prescription and you can buy online now!

How much does Alpha-Stim cost?

A: The Alpha-Stim AID which treats insomnia, costs $795; and the Alpha-Stim M device, which treats pain and insomnia, is $1,195.

Alpha-Stim comes with a 5-year limited warranty and accessory costs are minimal. Over 5 years, someone who takes medication – such as pain pills or sleep aids – or does other treatments, can pay thousands of dollars more than someone using Alpha-Stim.

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. Learn more about what to expect >

Is Alpha-Stim safe to use?

A: Yes. In over 35 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.

What kinds of pain does Alpha-Stim relieve?

A: Alpha-Stim treats all types of acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain.

Can I treat my pain and insomnia at the same time?

A: We recommend treating your pain first, followed by cranial electrical stimulation treatment for anxiety, and/or depression and insomnia.

How effective is Alpha-Stim?

A: 9 out of 10 patients report significant improvements in these conditions. It has been proven effective by more than 100 clinical research studies over the past 37 years.

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 sends gentle electrical signals to the brain, so it has no harmful interactions with drugs. You may be able to decrease your dosage or go off medications entirely, depending on your condition and what your practitioner thinks is the best treatment plan.

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, 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. We also have how-to videos that explain how to use Alpha-Stim.