A Unique Solution for Payors and Patients Alike

Alpha-Stim is a prescription medical device cleared by the FDA to treat pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The Alpha-Stim CES device utilizes a unique, patented, microcurrent waveform that interacts with an individual’s bioelectricity, allowing the body to return towards homeostasis, a balance that causes normal functioning of both the brain and peripheral nervous system.

Alpha-Stim is so easy to use as a pain or mental health solution that patients can administer it themselves at home while relaxing, reading, using a computer or watching TV. Many people treat their brain while doing light chores at home such as cooking using the included belt clip or lanyard, or simply putting the cell phone-sized device in their pocket.

The precise specifications of a therapeutic medical device waveform is analogous to the chemical composition of a pharmaceutical. The Alpha-Stim CES device generates a unique patented waveform that no other device can emulate. The highly refined and rigorously tested waveform transmits microcurrents via patented earclip electrodes for the AID device (which treats anxiety, depression, and insomnia), and via either handheld or self-adhesive electrodes placed on the body at the pain site for the M device.

Well-constructed scientific surveys, by both doctors and patients, consistently find that 9 out of 10 people who use Alpha-Stim as a solution for their mental health or pain get significant relief. More often than not, results are experienced from the very first treatment. These large effect sizes are supported by over 100 completed, independent research studies and published reports, many of which were double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) to ensure clinically validated results.

That’s why over 200 US Department of Defense (DOD) practitioners and over 92 Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals use Alpha-Stim with military personnel. In fact, both the US military and VA have published RCTs on Alpha-Stim and are continuing to use and research it. Side effects are mild and self-limiting, primarily consisting of headaches (0.20%) and skin irritation (0.11%) at the electrode site. In over 39 years of use, there has never been a significant lasting side effect.

Watch how the National Health Service found Alpha-Stim to be so safe, efficacious and cost effective it is becoming the first line treatment in the UK.

The NHS study revealed a savings of £541 in the UK, with a projected cost saving of $1,965 – $3,930 in the US. This is based on the purchase of a $795 Alpha-Stim AID and the typical American standard of care for anxiety patients (see chart below in cost containment section).

What is CES?

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a generic term denoting low level electrical stimulation to the brain. CES refers to devices that deliver electrical currents transcranially through electrodes. The brain functions electrochemically and can readily be modulated by an electrical waveform. Pain, mood conditions (like anxiety and depression), and insomnia are all controlled by the body’s central nervous system. The billions of individual cells that comprise the nervous system communicate every sensation by conducting electrochemical signals between the cells in your body and brain.

Alpha-Stim’s waveform is delivered using our unique, patented earclips. The ears are an efficient and easy way to apply electrodes to direct the current across the brain. LORETA (computerized EEG) studies prove that Alpha-Stim CES device technology benefits the whole brain with the ear clip application.

What is MET?

Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) is a generic term used to describe a low level current form of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) used for pain control typically applied for 2 – 5 minutes through probes, or self-adhesive electrodes for longer applications.

MET differs from traditional TENS in that MET uses lower current levels and longer pulse widths. The Alpha-Stim MET technology produces residual and cumulative results not generally seen with higher current TENS devices. In a traditional TENS device based on 1970s technology, the current is more than one thousand times stronger than with Alpha-Stim, so the mechanisms and effects differ.

MET is used for acute, chronic and post-traumatic pain using a current so small, it is a subsensory experience for most patients.

You need a cost-effective option. Alpha-Stim delivers.

Over a five-year period, Alpha-Stim users can save thousands of dollars compared with drugs and other treatments typically used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain. When you consider the results that are possible with the Alpha-Stim CES device as a pain and mental health solution, as well as the safety of the therapy, it’s clear why we believe there’s no better value available.


Alpha-Stim AID

Treats anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Alpha-Stim AID Cost: $795

Accessory Costs: $54/year
• $15 for one box of 256 felt electrode pads for earclips
• $24 for 250ml conducting solution refill size bottle
• $15 for an 8-pack of AAA lithium batteries

Alpha-Stim M

Alpha-Stim M

Treats pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Alpha-Stim M Cost: $1,195

Accessory Costs: $76/year
• $15 for one box of 256 felt electrode pads for earclips
• $24 for 250ml conducting solution refill bottle
• $18 for an 8-pack of AA lithium batteries
• $19 for one box of 100 probe electrode pads

Cost Containment

The cost comparison charts below show all Alpha-Stim costs needed for treatment, including accessories purchased over time. To make this a more accurate product-to-product comparison, the drug costs do not include ongoing physician visits to change drug prescriptions, adjust dosages, treat side effects, or the likelihood of increasing drug costs over the period of the device’s 5-year limited warranty.