Frequently Asked Questions About Alpha-Stim®
What kinds of pain does Alpha-Stim relieve?
What else does Alpha-Stim treat?
Can I treat my pain and anxiety 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 long will I have to use Alpha-Stim ?
How effective is Alpha-Stim in treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia?
Will I have to stop taking my medications if I use Alpha-Stim?
How much will my Alpha-Stim cost, and will my health insurance pay for it?
A: The Alpha-Stim AID costs $795; and the Alpha-Stim M device is $1,195. Insurance coverage varies by policy. Durable medical equipment coverage is often required to obtain some level of reimbursement for Alpha-Stim devices. EPI does not bill private carriers but will assist customers by providing a paid invoice and a sample Statement of Medical Necessity for your practitioner to complete. This statement is typically required by the insurance carrier if the device is covered. If you have a flex spending account or HSA, you may use these to purchase an Alpha-Stim.
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.
Does my doctor need to prescribe Alpha-Stim?
What does Alpha-Stim look like, what do I need to get started, and how do I use it?
Why is Alpha-Stim “cleared” by the Food and Drug Administration, not “approved”?
A: All medical device manufacturers who seek to market devices in the United States must register with the FDA through one of two ways—the section 510(k) process, where a device is “cleared” for distribution, or the Pre-Market Approval process, where a device is “approved” by the FDA.
Alpha-Stim® has undergone the 510(k) process, and is FDA cleared for treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression as well as acute, post-traumatic and chronic pain. Read an in-depth explanation >>