Two Years Later: An Update on a Patient Testimonial

Two Years Later: An Update on a Patient Testimonial

Alpha-Stim® has been improving lives for decades. Many patients are so impressed with the medical device’s ability to treat their anxiety, insomnia, depression, or pain that they reach out to share their stories.

One woman reported her success in the summer of 2017. Emily had suffered from major depression for the better part of her life, but finally found relief with Alpha-Stim: “It’s been absolutely amazing. It has surpassed anything that I thought it could do. I laugh again. I smile again. I talk to people again. I would say that I’m a new person but in reality, I am back to who I used to be. That is priceless to me. I could never have imagined that it would have such a profound effect on me and my life.”

That profound effect did not fade for Emily over time. Nearly two years after she began her treatment with Alpha-Stim and recorded her video, she spoke out again about her success – this time, in different circumstances:

I started using Alpha-Stim almost exactly two years ago, in June of 2017. I remember the date distinctly, because it was the day my life changed dramatically for the better. I have used my device nearly every day since then and my depression has not crept back in – not even once. For someone who had carried the weight of major depression for most of her life, the threat of relapse loomed large. But the depression never came back. Alpha-Stim won.

 

A woman and her father on a couch

Emily shares a happy moment with her father in the weeks before he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

But then my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was given just months to live: 6 if we were really lucky, 2 if the disease followed a typical timeline. Anyone in this situation would experience grief, of course. But I also faced the terror that this would be the thing that let my depression take over my brain again. I was petrified that when I lost my dad, I’d also lose my freedom from that black cloud that had smothered me for so long.

 

My dad passed away on April 5. I used my Alpha-Stim throughout his illness – sometimes twice a day, when my anxiety spiked from watching him suffer. Losing my dad was heartbreaking. I am sad and exhausted – but I am an appropriate level of sad and exhausted. I am grieving as any person would grieve, but I do not feel the ominous shift that depression causes in my thoughts and behaviors. I cry over the loss of my dad, but I do not lie in bed and wish I’d never wake up, like I used to do. What I am experiencing is grief – not the bottomless abyss of depression – and I have no doubt that Alpha-Stim is to thank for that.

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device proven time and again to effectively treat depression. It is not a drug, so there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects. It is safe to use every single day, as Emily has done, but many people find that they need fewer and fewer treatments over time. This is because Alpha-Stim’s effects are cumulative – the more you use it, the better you will feel. With medication, on the other hand, people often require increased dosages over time to maintain the same level of benefit. And not only does Alpha-Stim work better than medications, but it costs less, too!

Antidepressant medications are costly and can come with scary side effects, not to mention the risk of withdrawal. Alpha-Stim is completely drug-free; there is no risk of overuse and no harm in stopping treatment. It can be used safely in conjunction with other treatment modalities, although many people find that they can discontinue their antidepressant medications once they incorporate Alpha-Stim (but always check with your physician first!)

alpha-stim aid device

Alpha-Stim is a compact medical device that is used in the comfort of your own home.

Alpha-Stim works by delivering a patented waveform of electricity through two earclip electrodes in a modality called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). This microcurrent of electricity restores balance to the brainwaves. Treatments are fast, painless, and easy, lasting as little as 20 minutes per day. And we understand that finding the right treatment for depression can be an overwhelming task; that’s why you can try Alpha-Stim for 30 days to see if it is a good fit for you.

While Alpha-Stim cannot take away the pain of losing a loved one, it can be a powerful tool for people who suffer from chronic depression. Get started today and see what Alpha-Stim can do for you.


About Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. 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. Unlike with medications, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects.

Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. Get started today!