The 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference convened on the weekend of October 26-29 in Chicago, Illinois, with an impressive roster of attendees and speakers. President Donald Trump delivered a rousing keynote address, and Electromedical Products International, Inc., maker of Alpha-Stim, was honored to have been present at the convening.

The IACP has been “shaping the law enforcement profession” since 1893. The annual conference “has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment.” The importance of this conference is greater now than ever before; serving as a police officer is a noble and often dangerous pursuit, and one that requires men and women to selflessly prioritize and pursue the safety of their communities.

President Trump speaks at a podium

President Trump delivered the keynote address at the IACP Conference

President Donald Trump delivered the keynote speech, expressing his admiration of and support for our men and women in blue. “You don’t hear it enough,” President Trump said to the assembly of police officers, “You do an incredible job. The people of this country know it, and the people of this country love you.” President Trump also announced that he would be signing an Executive Order to establish a new Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. The Commission will address challenges faced by law enforcement, and will study best practices for providing for the safety and wellbeing of police officers.

Another notable speaker at the conference was COL (Ret) Kathy Platoni, PsyD. Dr. Platoni presented the results of a new study on the effects of Alpha-Stim among police officers. In her presentation, “Managing Mental Health and Pain with Alpha-Stim: Putting First Responders First,” Platoni outlined the study, in which police, sheriff officers, and firefighters in Texas and Ohio used Alpha-Stim over the course of 6 weeks to treat their anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain. Across all four indications, a clinically significant decrease in symptoms was reported by the participants, with no adverse effects.

COL (Ret.) Kathy Platoni describes how Alpha-Stim relieves anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain among police officers

What is Alpha-Stim, and why was it a topic of discussion at such an important conference? Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared medical device proven by over 100 clinical research studies to safely and effectively treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain. It is not a drug, so there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects, and no risk of it hindering a police officer’s – or anyone’s – ability to do his or her job.

Alpha-Stim uses a modality called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). It sends a tiny and painless current of electricity to the brain through two small electrodes that clip onto your earlobes. The patented microcurrent restores balance to your brainwaves, making you feel better fast.

Treatments take just 20 minutes, but the relief is long lasting and the results with Alpha-Stim are cumulative over time. The more you use it, the better you will feel, and the less you’ll need it. And since it is not a drug, it is safe to use in conjunction with other treatment modalities.

EPI is honored to have been present at the 2019 IACP Conference, and to support our men and women who protect us each and every day. First responders can learn more about Alpha-Stim here.

To read the First Responders research study and all others, please visit our clinical research page.

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!