Original article by Matthew Barbour for The Mirror UKDad-of-four Luke Dallison, 33, says the mobile phone sized device called Alpha Stim has ‘transformed his life’A war veteran who battled severe post-traumatic stress for years is hailing a \u00a3499 device being used by the NHS as a miracle cure.Luke, pictured here with wife Nikita at Buckingham Palace, says no drug nor treatment helped his PTSD (Image: Luke Dallison)Luke Dallison\u2019s life has been transformed by a mobile phone-sized \u00addevice.The Alpha Stim attaches to his earlobe and passes a small electrical current through his brain.Before using it, dad-of-four Luke, 33, was a broken man. Scarred by service in Afghanistan, he would duck for cover if a \u00adballoon burst.The device is for \u00adpatients with anxiety disorders in a handful of NHS hospitals.But it may be rolled out further if it is \u00adofficially approved by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence \u2013 Nice.The Sunday People\u2019s Save Our Soldier campaign is fighting to get heroes with PTSD the care they deserve.Luke, who sought help from 13 \u00adpsychiatrists in three years, said: \u201cI was suicidal. I couldn\u2019t leave the house.“No drugs or other \u00adtreatments worked but my entire life changed after trying this little device. I truly believe it could save lives.\u201dHis wife, Nikita, 28, said: \u201cPTSD broke him into pieces. I lost my husband and our children lost their father.\u201cMedication and conventional treatment made him aggressive and suicidal. After the first time he used the Alpha Stim he was so calm and exhausted. He slept properly for the first time since he finished his tour in Afghanistan in 2013. I\u2019d been dubious but it was a miracle.”But he says the Alpha-Stim has transformed his life.In February 2017 he met former Army Major Cormac Doyle, who set up The Bridge Charity for veterans with \u00admental health issues, and began using the device.Two months later he was discharged from the RAF Police after 13 years\u2019 service.Luke, here with wife Nikita and his children, believes the device that is being rolled out on the NHS could save more lives (Image: Luke Dallison)Luke attributes his PTSD to the atrocities he saw while based at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in 2012. He also injured his back from years of carrying heavy kit.His PTSD was instantly diagnosed but he said he received minimal support and was \u201cpassed around like a broken toy.\u201dLuke, of Telford, Shropshire, said: \u201cI\u2019d stopped taking the meds. They\u2019d turned me into a zombie.\u201dNikita, mum to Elijah, six, Austin, three, Leyland two, and five-week-old Cohan said: \u201cIf he ever heard a balloon pop he\u2019d crouch down and grab our kids to protect them.“He couldn\u2019t go into shopping malls, and he had constant night terrors.\u201dLuke\u2019s back injury confined him to a wheelchair but since using the Alpha Stim he has found work as a risk \u00adconsultant on major \u00adinfrastructure projects.His still uses it up to four times a day for 30-minute stints without side effects.Alpha Stims could be rented to NHS patients for \u00a370 \u2013 compared with \u00a3600 for a course of cognitive behavioural therapy.