Clinical Electrical Stimulation
Alpha-Stim is very safe. Only one out of 506 people will experience a mild headache, and one out of 910 will have a skin reaction at the electrode site. Usually a minor self-limiting reddening of the skin. There are no other significant side effects reported in over 55 research studies, or in 24 years of clinical and home use.
Alpha-Stim is very effective. It provides significant relief for 9 out of 10 people who use it. There are three ways to prove that a medical product is effective: research, physician surveys, and professional endorsements. Alpha-Stim has substantial evidence from all three. There is more research supporting Alpha-Stim than any other therapeutic device and even more than many drugs. Most of the studies were double-blind. This web site contains annotated abstracts of Alpha-Stim research, as well as patient testimonials from doctors and professional sports teams.
Confirming the physician survey is a peer-reviewed outcome study published in the American Journal of Pain Management that revealed an overall significant improvement of 93% in 1,949 pain patients who used Alpha-Stim for a minimum of three weeks. Most of these people failed to get results from previous therapies or they would never have acquired an Alpha-Stim in the first place. Supported by the double-blind studies, these surveys provide a good overview of results at a glance.
The Alpha-Stim is also a lot more cost effective than almost any other treatment for pain and stress-related disorders. Once the device is purchased it costs very little to use. Most drugs cost more than an Alpha-Stim after just a few months which is documented on our cost containment page. Because of the reduced amount of time it is used, and the inexpensive felt electrodes used with the probes and ear clip electrodes, the Alpha-Stim 100, Alpha-Stim SCS or the Alpha-Stim PPM is even less expensive than the cheapest TENS unit over time.