When you have depression, it can be all-consuming of your time and energy. Whether it’s a recent development for you or a long term struggle, depression can infiltrate every aspect of your life.
If you struggle with depression, you’ve probably already begun to research your options for relief. Medications tend to be one well-known choice, but they carry the risk of side effects, addiction, and withdrawal.
Fortunately, there are non-drug ways to manage your depression. But what is the difference? Which one is best for you? How can you maximize your relief and minimize the frustration of wasting time and money on treatments that simply do not work?
Two options that you may have heard of are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES.) At first glance, these two modalities may seem to be similar in that they are non-pharmaceutical ways to treat your brain to relieve depression. A closer look, however, reveals that there are staggering differences between the two; most importantly, TMS disappoints where CES excels.
In a TMS treatment, an electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp, near your forehead. The electromagnet delivers a magnetic pulse to stimulate the nerve cells in your brain, with the goal of activating the regions of the brain that have become deactivated. TMS treatments must be performed in a clinic under the supervision of a physician.
With CES, a tiny electrical current is delivered through electrodes worn on your earlobes, to restore balance to your brainwaves. Treatments are easy to conduct in the comfort of your own home; no physician supervision is required.
Alpha-Stim® is the premium brand of CES. Its patented waveform is like no other on the market, increasing alpha waves to make you feel better; more than 100 clinical research studies have proven its effectiveness, and patient testimonials abound. Alpha-Stim is compact and portable, allowing you to conduct treatments wherever and whenever it is most convenient for you. With treatments taking just 20 minutes, you can easily fit Alpha-Stim sessions into your day without having to interrupt your schedule. No driving to a doctor’s office; no sitting in a waiting room; no filling out paperwork every single time.
TMS sessions cost roughly $400-$500 each; since multiple sessions are typically prescribed, the total cost of TMS comes to approximately $15,000.¹ And where TMS is only used for the treatment of depression, Alpha-Stim is proven effective at treating depression and anxiety, insomnia, and pain. Alpha-Stim is also more cost effective – at just $750 for the initial purchase of the device, it is less expensive than both TMS and medications (and it works better, too!) Better still, results with Alpha-Stim are cumulative – the more often you use it, the less you’ll need to.
With TMS treatments, you are expected to continue taking any antidepressant medications you currently use between treatment sessions. While it is safe to use Alpha-Stim in conjunction with other treatment modalities, many people find it to be so effective that they can discontinue their pharmaceutical antidepressants and use Alpha-Stim as a standalone treatment (always check with your physician before making any changes to your medications.)
Comparatively speaking, TMS is a cumbersome option for treating depression. It is time consuming and expensive, requiring you to carve time out of your day and finances for results that do not compare to those of Alpha-Stim. With Alpha-Stim, you don’t have to find time in your busy schedule or leave the comfort of your own home in order to feel better. Relief is just the touch of a button away.
Finding the right treatment for your unique depression can be a challenging process. It can also be an expensive game of trial and error. We understand the frustration, which is why we encourage you to try Alpha-Stim for 30 days. If you don’t feel better, you can return it.
Depression can feel like an uphill battle, robbing you of the energy you need in order to find the best treatment. It’s important to know that you still have the power to choose. You don’t have to take medications, and you don’t have to settle for a non-drug treatment such as TMS that simply is not proven to be effective.
With Alpha-Stim, you get the best of all worlds: safe and effective relief, without the side effects of drugs, and without the hassle and disappointment of TMS. Get started today, and reclaim your freedom from depression.
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!