Saint Francis Medical Center: Weekly Health Page

Saint Francis Medical Center: Weekly Health Page

Alpha-Stim is a tool used to treat various conditions from anxiety to chronic pain through electrotherapy. Stephen Jordan, PhD, and Mark H. Kinder, PhD, psychologists on staff at Saint Francis Medical Center, have been using Alpha-Stim for about one year to treat...
Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

I see a variety of concerns from clients seeking mental health counseling and coaching. Anxiety, insomnia, and depression are some of the most prevalent. And even if my clients don’t meet criteria for a full diagnosis, most all people at some time in their lives...
Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

When Harry Beeman began his quest earlier this year for a Purple Heart, the World War II vet had visions of a 90th birthday party where he would be pinned with the medal. That is not to be. The former gunner’s mate 1st class, who served aboard the USS Ellet in the...
Texas D.O.

Texas D.O.

Cranial electrotherapy stimualtion (CES) is a category of prescriptive medical devices using microcurrent levels of electrical stimulation delivered directly to the brain via transcutaneous electrodes for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and depression. It is also...
Health and Stress Newsletter

Health and Stress Newsletter

“I sing the body electric” wrote Walt Whitman in his 1885 Leaves of Grass, but what was he referring to? It was obviously not the the electric current that would later be used to provide light and radio communication. Nor was it the electric shock from...
AMERICANJails

AMERICANJails

Criminal justice professionals are becoming increasingly aware that biogical predispositions contribute to offender behavior as much as soical and psychological issues. The study presented here examines a treatment that can change the way the brain functions...
CBS Chicago

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Are you depressed or anxious and just can’t sleep? Believe it or not, electricity may be the remedy. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports on an at-home treatment that makes a difference for some people. Several times a week, Karen Parziale uses an...
Psychologies

Psychologies

As the “zero-stress class” strides into the cities, many of them, notably among the high-stress, white-collar workers, still suffer from anxiety and insomnia. How can we really say no to anxiety and say goodbye to insomnia in order to live with confidence...
Health™Jockey.com

Health™Jockey.com

About 50 years ago, who would have thought we would have so many products to enhance our health? Yes, you heard it right! Now-a-days, technology has advanced so much that apart from other usual innovations that make our life easier, we also have various products that...
The South African Journal of Natural Medicine

The South African Journal of Natural Medicine

By affecting the electrical activity of the brain, cranial electrotherapy stimulation may be a safe alternative to drug treatment for conditions rangin from depression, insomnia and drug addiction to headaches and even AD/HD. VIEW ARTICLE...
The Healthy Planet Magazine

The Healthy Planet Magazine

Is it you or them? Is your stress making your pet (or horse for that matter) nervous or did they just get that way? Animals have survived through centuries by observing everything around them. They are constantly taking in sights, sounds, smells, touch perceptions,...
Daily Express

Daily Express

It is hard to see how clipping a small electrode to each ear could make you feel calmer, reduce depression or improve sleep. Yet advocates of microcurrent therapy claim that it can do all these things and more. VIEW ARTICLE...
The Year in Veterans Affairs & Military Medicine

The Year in Veterans Affairs & Military Medicine

The impact of multiple deployments into the wartime theater, continued exposure to combat, endless family sparations, and returning to the home front to face economic hardships only convey a small portion of those stressors to which our men and women in uniform are...
Practical Pain Management

Practical Pain Management

We are pleased to announce that our esteemed colleague and friend, Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch, has been selected by the American Academy of Pain Management’s Education Advisory Committee to receive the 2008 Richard S. Weiner Pain Education Award. This award is given to an...
The National Psychologist

The National Psychologist

Comlumbus, Ohio — Can an electronic gadget no larger than a pocket-sized tape recorder treat many cases of chronic pain, anxiety, depression or insomnia as effectively as drugs? Its manufacturer and a major distributor of the brain stimulating Alpha-Stim 100...
GreatFallsTribune.com

GreatFallsTribune.com

Mandy Smith can feel the tension in her forehead and all but see the etched lines that arch up from the bridge of her nose. It’s been a day of tears and anger for the 24-year-old abuse victim and former drug addict. Smith suffers from post-traumatic stress...