The Alpha-Stim® PPM (Personal Pain Manager)

Since 1981, Alpha-Stim® technology has been known for superior efficacy in managing pain related disorders. Now for the first time ever, there is an Alpha-Stim® for the price of an ordinary TENS. Why is it so superior?

• cumulative, long lasting results
• extremely comfortable, usually no sensation at all
• easy to use, one dial controls everything
• comes with a full color poster of Alpha-Stim® PPM original electrode placement protocols
• uses far less current, and is therefore safer than other devices for pain control
• use with confidence, built-in circuit self-test and 5 year warranty

The Alpha-Stim® PPM is proven safe and effective for treating pain

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The Alpha-Stim® PPM uses microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) for those suffering from acute, chronic or postoperative pain. The Alpha-Stim® PPM works with the body on a large variety of ailments, including difficult-to-treat problems.

Alpha-Stim® PPM microcurrent technology produces residual and cumulative results, far superior to previous traditional milliampere transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices. Turn a TENS off and the pain returns. Although broadly classified as a TENS, the Alpha-Stim® PPM is significantly superior because MET works with tiny currents, closer to the type and amount of electricity that naturally occurs in the body. By comparison, the electric current used by typical TENS devices is thousands of times greater than natural body current. Although a slight tingling sensation is sometimes felt under the electrodes, it is not necessary to feel this in order to achieve results.Many people feel nothing at all with the Alpha-Stim® PPM except positive results. MET is applied through easy to use self-adhesive electrodes. Specific treatment protocols are included with the Alpha-Stim® PPM and technical assistance is readily available by telephone, fax, e-mail or mail. Alpha-Stim® technology is backed by more independent research than any other device in its class.

Electromedical Products International, Inc. has been in business since 1981, treating a wide variety of medical disorders with Alpha-Stim® microcurrent technology during that time with no reports of significant side effects.

Red Color Indicates Area of Pain

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What are the typical results?

In recent surveys, physicians and patients reported the following results using Alpha-Stim® technology:

Physician Post-Marketing Survey of Alpha-Stim® Patients

Condition

N*

Slight
0-24%

Fair
25-49%

Moderate
50-74%
Marked
75-100%
Significant
<25%
Pain

286

9.10%

16.78%

26.92%

47.20%

91%

Muscle Tension

259

5.40%

16.22%

29.34%

49.04%

95%

Results of using Alpha-Stim® technology by physicians. For additional information see the book: The Science Behind Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, 2nd Ed. by Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch. Medical Scope Publishing Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2002.

Peer-Reviewed Outcomes of Alpha-Stim® Patients’ Self-Reports

Condition

N*

Slight
0-24%

Fair
25-49%

Moderate
50-74%
Marked
75-100%
Significant >25%
Pain (all categories)

1949

6.98%

31.97%

38.02%

23.04%

93%

Back Pain

403

4.96%

27.05%

38.96%

29.03%

95%

Cervical Pain

265

6.79%

26.04%

47.17%

20.00%

93%

Hip/Leg/Foot Pain

160

3.75%

26.88%

33.13%

36.25%

96%

Shoulder/Arm/Hand Pain

150

8.67%

27.33%

42.00%

22.00%

91%

Carpal Tunnel

25

0.00%

20.00%

68.00%

12.00%

100%

Arthritis Pain

188

5.85%

27.13%

46.81%

20.21%

94%

Myofacial Pain

62

9.68%

29.03%

29.03%

32.26%

90%

Results of using Alpha-Stim® technology at home for a minimum of 3 weeks. For additional information see the article: Is microcurrent stimulation effective in pain management? An additional perspective by Dr. Ray B. Smith. American Journal of Pain Management, 11(2):62-66, 2001. *N refers to number of patients.

Who developed the Alpha-Stim® PPM?  Alpha Stim

The Alpha-Stim® PPM was developed by neurobiologist Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch and consultant engineers. Dr. Kirsch has been a leading pioneer in the field of electromedicine since 1972. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Kirsch has served as Clinical Director of the Center for Pain and Stress-Related Disorders at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and the Sports Medicine Group in Santa Monica, California. He lectures frequently to physicians worldwide on pain and stress management. Alpha-Stim® technology is backed by more independent research than any other device in its class. There have been no reports of significant side effects from any Alpha-Stim® device. Only original Alpha-Stim® products meet Electromedical Products International, Inc.’s exacting specifications.

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How does the Alpha-Stim® PPM work?

The Alpha-Stim® PPM is distinct in that it is based on the concept that the biophysics underlying the body’s biochemistry also plays a significant role in regulating all of life’s processes. Doctors are taught that there are about 75 trillion cells in a human body, each having an electrical potential across its cell membrane, similar to a battery. The Alpha-Stim’s proprietary waveform works by moving electrons through the body at a variety of frequencies, collectively known as harmonic resonance.

What you get

Each Alpha-Stim® PPM is packaged complete with…

  • compact Alpha-Stim® PPM console unit
  • two lead wires
  • two AAA 1.5-volt batteries
  • four AS-Trode™ brand self-adhesive silver electrode pads
  • Illustrated owner’s manual and full color protocol poster

This is everything necessary to begin to use the Alpha-Stim® PPM right away for the management of acute, chronic or post-operative pain.

Five-year warranty

Each new Alpha-Stim® PPM is warranted to be free from defects of workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of five years except for replacement of batteries and accessories. See Owner’s Manual for complete details.

Prescribing Information

CE conformity statement for Europe: The Alpha-Stim® PPM is a Class IIa, Type B medical device. It has been independently tested by outside agencies in order to provide assurance of conformity to applicable standards for medical equipment safety and electromagnetic compliance.

Caution statement for United States: Federal law (USA only) restricts this device to sale by, or on the order of a licensed health care practitioner. Outside of the USA it is available world wide without a prescription but consultation with a qualified health care professional is recommended for difficult and unresponsive problems.

Indications: Alpha-Stim® PPM technology is continuously being subjected to rigorous study and evaluation by the international medical community. Findings to date indicate that the Alpha-Stim® PPM is an effective treatment with broad applications for a variety of syndromes involving acute, chronic, and post operative pain. In many cases it is the sole therapeutic method required. Effective results in pain management have been seen during and/or subsequent to stimulation over effected body parts, adjacent areas, and areas distant from those in pain. As with any therapeutic intervention, not all people will respond to the Alpha-Stim® PPM. The degree of efficacy will vary with the nature of the problem being treated, the overall health of the person, and with the method of treatment.

Contraindications: The Alpha-Stim® PPM may affect the operation of cardiac pacemakers (particularly demand type pacemakers). Do not stimulate directly on the eyes, or over the carotid sinus (upper side of neck, below the ear and behind the jaw).

Precautions: For external use only. Do not allow children to use or handle this device without adult supervision. Do not operate potentially dangerous machinery or vehicles during, and in some cases, for several hours after treatment. Caution is advised in cases where other forms of analgesia (pain control) would not be used; such as to retain the beneficial aspects of pain for diagnosis or in cases where people may overuse pain-controlled areas. Safety of stimulation has not been established during pregnancy.

Adverse Effects: Adverse effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Adverse effects from approximately 4,541 patients participating in controlled, open, uncontrolled research, and by physician survey are skin irritation/electrode burns (5 cases, 0.11%), and headaches (9 cases, 0.20%).
If the Alpha-Stim® PPM does not control your pain within 3 weeks, consult your physician.

Technical Details

Power Source:  two AAA 1.5-volt batteries (included)
Current:  10 to 600 µA continuously adjustable

Frequency:  0.5 Hz (pulses per second)
Waveform:  bipolar asymmetrical rectangular waves, 50% duty cycle, 0 net current
Mechanical:  height: 8 cm, width: 5.8 cm, depth: 2 cm, weight: 82 gm with batteries
Display:  LCD timer with low and flat battery warning symbols

CE Mark Classified UL Alpha Stim
Type B Equipment.
This stimulator is internally
powered only.
See Directions For Use
See instructions for use.
Read the manual thoroughly
before using.

Manufactured and marketed by:

Electromedical Products International, Inc.
2201 Garrett Morris Parkway
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067-9034 USA
Tel. 1-800-367-7246 in the USA and CANADA, 940-328-0788, Fax 940-328-0888
E-Mail: alpha-stim@epii.com

Authorized Representative:
MediMark Europe
11, rue Émile Zola – BP 2332, 38033 Grenoble Cedex 2 – France
Tél.: +33 (0)4 76 86 43 22, Fax: +33 (0)4 76 17 19 82
E-Mail: info@medimark-europe.com

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