In 2010, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund undertook the initiative to build multiple facilities at which military personnel can heal from the traumas of combat. Called Intrepid Spirit Centers, these satellite locations of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence employ a multidisciplinary approach to care, which, according to the Fund, “has enabled more than 90% of patients to continue on Active Duty with many of their symptoms reduced or controlled.”
Alpha-Stim® is one of the most critically important components of treatment at the Intrepid Spirit Centers. Many Service Members who are treated at the Centers suffer from anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Alpha-Stim is therefore a vital part of the treatment program, bringing significant and proven relief to men and women in uniform across the country for those very conditions.
Alpha-Stim uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), delivered through two Earclip Electrodes, to restore balance to brainwaves. As the Fallen Heroes Fund explains on their website:
That’s the purpose of Alpha-Stim therapy: to return the mind to a state of normalcy and calm. In eliciting these positive feelings, stress and agitation decrease, moods stabilize, and certain types of pain may even decrease. Common symptoms of both TBIs and PTS may include anxiety, memory loss, sleeplessness or insomnia, and depression. TBIs can also cause increased agitation and memory issues. Alpha-Stim therapy can help reduce and even sometimes eliminate these effects.
Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects; there is also no risk of impairment, so Service Members do not need to worry about interference with their ability to perform their duties. Relief is long lasting and often immediate. Additionally, results are cumulative – Alpha-Stim becomes more and more effective over time, so treatments are needed less frequently. This is in stark contrast to many medications, which not only bear scary side effects and a risk of addiction, but also often require dosage increases to maintain their efficacy.
Alpha-Stim has long been trusted by the U.S. Military, and is honored each time they are able to bring relief to a Service Member or Veteran. The mission of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is an honorable one; one that drastically improves the lives of people who are willing to sacrifice for their country. Seven Intrepid Spirit Centers have been opened so far from coast to coast, with three more sites planned. Learn more about the Fallen Heroes Fund here.
Veterans and current Service Members who are interested in getting an Alpha-Stim of their own can call 1-800-FOR-PAIN and ask to speak to Government Services or visit alpha-stim.com/military. Alpha-Stim is currently available at more than half of the nation’s VAs. Get started today!
Alpha-Stim uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.
The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies.
Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. Get started today!