Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator or CES therapy is a treatment that utilizes a slight electrical current to stimulate the brain to produce & balance out hormones.
These are basically changes in the brain's electrical activity. The StimTens CES therapy stimulator is an FDA approved device for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia that can be purchased at www.stimtens.com.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation has no long-lasting side effects.
A slight electrical current may be somewhat unsettling to some users but the StimTens CES therapy device simply uses earlobe electrodes, a rechargeable 9V battery so the device is extremely safe and actually, very comfortable to use. There are no long-term side effects from using the device. Less than 1% have reported some dizziness, nausea, skin irritation and headache. These side-effects are extremely uncommon and usually will resolve themselves shortly after a session. To summarize, StimTens cranial electrotherapy stimulation is extremely safe with virtually zero side-effects.
How to use the StimTens cranial electrotherapy stimulation is covered in further detail in other segments, but you basically place the earlobe electrodes to your earlobes, set the time to typically 30 minutes, adjust the power, we typically suggest about .2 or .3 to get started and then just sit back and relax until your session is completed. You will notice slight massage-like sensation while using the device and may even experience a some euphoria.
We suggest using the cranial electrotherapy stimulator about three hours before bedtime or earlier, this is because the euphoria you experience will take a few hours to "wear off", once it does, you will sleep soundly. The effects of CES therapy are cumulative so depression, anxiety and insomnia symptoms will decrease and your move will continue to improve as you continue to use the device.