Dakota Meyer using Alpha-Stim Aid

Dakota Meyer, US Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, using Alpha-Stim

Fast, Safe, and Proven Effective Anxiety Treatment

In 2011, Dakota Meyer became the first soldier in 30 years to be awarded the Medal of Honor. But that honor did little to prepare him for life after service. Once home, Dakota found anxiety was eating away at him. By 2016, it literally had him on the floor.

“It’s a downward spiral. I start thinking of problems that could never even be a problem . . . and then it just becomes overwhelming. It’s like an elephant standing on top of you.”

One of the biggest turning points for Dakota was realizing that crushing feeling was actually anxiety. From there, it was a long journey to find an anxiety treatment that ultimately worked for him: a prescription medical device called Alpha-Stim.

Anxiety and the brain

Understanding what was happening inside Dakota’s brain during his ‘downward spiral’ is key to understanding the cause of his anxiety, which relates to electrochemical signaling in the brain.

The brain is composed of nerve cells, or neurons, that communicate to each other using electrochemical signals. This inter-neural communication is what leads to thoughts, actions, and emotions, including anxiety.

When it comes to anxiety, the brain regions responsible for handling anxiety are hypersensitive to stress. This leads to imbalances – both in the electrical patterns and in the resultant chemical signals – that are involved in regulating emotions. In particular, the levels of serotonin – the neurotransmitter involved in sleep and mood regulation – decrease. Brain regions that control anxiety may even increase in volume in people with anxiety. This makes it increasingly easy to become anxious, and increasingly hard to calm down. It’s a vicious cycle, a downward spiral.

Anxiety and the brain

Understanding what was happening inside Dakota’s brain during his ‘downward spiral’ is key to understanding the cause of his anxiety, which relates to electrochemical signaling in the brain. 

The brain is composed of nerve cells, or neurons, that communicate to each other using electrochemical signals. This inter-neural communication is what leads to thoughts, actions, and emotions, including anxiety.

When it comes to anxiety, the brain regions responsible for handling anxiety are hypersensitive to stress. This leads to imbalances – both in the electrical patterns and in the resultant chemical signals – that are involved in regulating emotions. In particular, the levels of serotonin – the neurotransmitter involved in sleep and mood regulation – decrease. Brain regions that control anxiety may even increase in volume in people with anxiety. This makes it increasingly easy to become anxious, and increasingly hard to calm down. It’s a vicious cycle, a downward spiral.

Dakota Meyer Shares Battle with Anxiety & Non-Drug Treatment Providing Him Relief

Dakota Meyer Shares Battle with Anxiety & Non-Drug Treatment Providing Him Relief

There is no shame in seeking help for your anxiety. Attempting to “push through” anxiety or handle it on your own can cause more harm than good. Alpha-Stim brings long lasting and often immediate relief from anxious feelings, and even panic attacks. You don’t have to suffer from the short or long-term effects of anxiety – help is available.

Exploring anxiety treatments

Anxiety Medications

Medications have long been a mainstay in anxiety treatment. Case in point, they were the first line of treatment for Dakota. While there are a variety of medications prescribed for anxiety, almost all of them target the same thing: the ‘chemical’ part of the brain’s electrochemical signaling. By balancing the level of neurotransmitters in the brain, medications help to ease anxiety symptoms.

Medications are certainly an effective anxiety treatment for some people. But for Dakota, the side effects of his medications were stopping his life just as much as his anxiety. “How many times have I dealt with the anxiety because I didn’t want to take the drugs? Because I had to do something tomorrow? . . . I can’t just stop life because of this . . . I still have to go be on top of my game every single day.”

Thankfully, a friend recommended that Dakota try another treatment for his crippling anxiety: Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES).

The Alpha-Stim AID is FDA cleared to treat anxiety, along with insomnia and depression.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

Whereas medications treat the ‘chemical’ part of the brain, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) treats the ‘electrical’ part. CES is a form of neurostimulation that uses small electrical currents, delivered by a medical device, to stimulate certain brain regions. These microcurrents are just a millionth of an ampere and mimic the type and amount of electrical activity naturally occurring in your brain.

Alpha-Stim® AID is a prescription medical device that uses CES to treat anxiety. The small, portable device is about the size of a cell phone, meaning it is convenient to travel with or use at home. With only one, 20 minute session, Alpha-Stim can noticeably reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of wellbeing. And it can be effective on the first treatment. As Dakota put it, “it was like it just melted the anxiety away. I could not believe the relief . . . To have a solution to the problem that allows me to go on about my life without any adverse effects is incredible.”

How does CES work?

Alpha-Stim’s patented waveform appears to target the hyperactive regions in the brain involved in producing anxiety. Alpha-Stim stimulates the cells in these regions and changes their electrical rhythm.This change in turn, produces a feeling of calm. This whole process is known as ‘neuromodulation’ and it helps the brain return to a state of balance. The effects of neuromodulation become more pronounced with each use of Alpha-Stim. In other words, the effects of Alpha-Stim are cumulative and build on the progress of the last session. This is how Alpha-Stim helps users like Dakota achieve increased levels of anxiety relief over time. And, because CES does not involve any chemicals, Alpha-Stim users are free from the worry of dependence and withdrawal.

Getting Relief that Works for You

Decrease Anxiety by 94% with Long Term EffectivenessAnxiety relief without medication is possible. In clinical trials, patients reported an average of 61% less anxiety after using the CES therapy. After 5 weeks, that average was 94%. Additionally, patients using Alpha-Stim for the treatment reported greater relief from anxiety than patients taking drugs, all without side effects.

“If it can help me this much, it can help anybody,” Dakota said in an interview. Talk to your healthcare professional or schedule a telehealth appointment today to get started with Alpha-Stim and start living life to the fullest again.

What people are saying…

“My results with Alpha-Stim have been nothing short of miraculous. I still had anxiety after the first treatment, but continued over the next few weeks—my mind cleared up and my fears went away.”

– Mike, Ohio

“With Alpha-Stim, I am able to cope with stress better and sleep better. I’m quite thankful for this technology.”

– Norman L. Dykes, MD, Louisiana

“It works a treat to help with anxiety and sleep issues. Fantastic product I cant recommend it highly enough.”

– Genee Schock, UK

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