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Biofeedback

Alpha-Stim®

Alpha-Stim® is a Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) unit that produces a low level electrical current that safely and effectively treats anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain issues. 

CES has been cleared through the FDA since 1992 to be used as a non-invasive treatment.  This method has an extensive safety record with less than 1% of clients reporting side effects.

Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain are controlled by the body’s central nervous system.  Billions of cells comprise the central nervous system and they communicate information (and sensations) through electrochemical signals to other cells and the brain.

The Alpha-Stim® works by transmitting a unique, patented electrical waveform to modulate the cells’ signals to return to baseline, normal functioning—significantly reducing pain, anxiety, depression, or insomnia without medication.

Like other biofeedback methods, repetitive sessions are needed for lasting results, but most people have some improvement even after the first session.

In a session with Alpha-Stim®, the Alpha-Stim® unit has ear clips that clip to the client’s earlobes.  The client sits back and relaxes for 20 minutes while the unit does it’s work.  Clients report feeling a tingling sensation in the earlobes while the unit is working.

Watch this video from CBS Pittsburgh to learn more about  Alpha-Stim.

Patient Study

Alpha-Stim research studies indicate that patients who have used the Alpha Stim unit for 3 weeks or more report the following significant improvements:

  • 93% reported a significant improvement in pain.
  • 90% reported a significant improvement in anxiety.
  • 87% reported a significant improvement in depression.
  • 95% reported a signficant improvement in depression AND anxiety.
  • 94% reported a significant improvement in insomnia.

Watch this video from the HeartMath Institute to learn more about HeartMath®

Research completed by the HeartMath Institute with over 11,500 people indicates that people have shown significant improvement in mental and emotional well-being in only 6-9 weeks using HeartMath® training and technology:

  • 24% increase in focus

  • 30% increase in sleep

  • 38% increase in calmness

  • 46% decrease in anxiety

  • 48% decrease in fatigue

  • 56% decrease in depression

HeartMath®

HeartMath® is another science and research-based approach to changing aspects of one’s physiology to decrease stress and increase emotional and physical resilience.  HeartMath®  interventions change heart rate variability (HRV) to a more coherent pattern.  As you can see in the image below, a coherent HRV is smooth, even paced waves whereas an incoherent pattern is jagged and uneven.

In a state of coherence, we are able to self-regulate more effectively and efficiently.  This allows us to to handle the stressors of everyday life easier which leads to greater experience of connectedness, harmony, balance, and feelings of physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being.

HeartMath® is very different from other types of stress management programs in that it teaches INTERNAL adjustments to heal stress at its roots and how to change to a coherent state in the moment rather than most other stress management programs that teach how to modify lifestyle for less stress or how to bounce back after a stressful event.

HeartMath® interventions have shown to be effective in facilitating health improvements in patients with:

  • Hypertension
  • Arrythmias
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Sleep disorders
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eating disorders

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