As doctors improve their ability to detect certain conditions, many patients can find themselves saddled with a large number of prescription medications to help them cope with anxiety, insomnia, stress, mood, etc. However, increasing the number of pharmaceutical compounds a person takes can increase the risk of harmful side effects and adverse drug interactions.
Individuals seeking an effective, non-pharmaceutical option for common conditions should consider getting a CES device from Stimtens. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) uses a cellphone-sized device that stimulates the brain to balance hormones that affect your mood, sleep & stress levels. This is actually accomplished with a slight electrical signal and is actually very similar to Chinese acupuncture.
There are three main conditions that are improved with CES therapy:
One of the ironies of modern society is that many of the things that are designed to make our lives easier often create more reasons to be stressed. Our constantly connected world makes it harder for people to escape their worries, and that has led to a significant increase in the number of people with anxiety issues. Additionally, the recent Covid pandemic has increase anxiety in many individuals for a variety of reasons. CES therapy has been shown to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
One of the benefits of a CES device is that it’s small and discreet, so patients can bring it with them and use it before stressful situations. Additionally, using it to wind down after a hard day or a well deserved break can be beneficial as well. The recommend CES session is 30 to 45 minutes.
Insomnia is another issue that has become more prevalent in modern society. There are many potential causes for this shift, which includes factors such as mobile device use before bed, improper diets, as well as stress and anxiety. Lack of sleep can lead to severe health consequences.
Since CES Therapy can help patients manage their anxiety and stress, it makes sense that the device can be used to help with insomnia. The treatment is quick and effective. Most insomnia patients begin to feel the benefits immediately, and some users are able to permanently address sleep disorder issues after using the device for a short time. Best of all, using a CES device to treat insomnia doesn't involve dangerous, potentially habit-forming narcotics. The CES Ultra is a favorite of many individuals that are looking to improve the quality of their sleep. It's typically suggested that you use your CES therapy device a few hours before you go to bed.
Depression is another condition that is growing in prevalence in society. Just as there are many causes for depression, there are also multiple ways to manage it. CES therapy has proven to be useful for some patients who need help managing depression. According to one doctor, the "mechanism of action is probably related to changes in cortical brain activity that cause altered connectivity in the so-called 'default mode network' (DMN). Small changes in the DMN translate into sustained changes in the brain's resting state and overall level of arousal, resulting in reduced anxiety." Using a CES device can help reduce the anxiety and stress that are common symptoms and causes of depressions.
CES therapy is currently FDA cleared for the above conditions, but there are many other reasons why people use CES therapy devices. There is a lot of research that suggests CES therapy can be useful in treating other conditions.
According to Mental Health America, studies and clinical experience also suggest that CES therapy could be beneficial for treating ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cognitive dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, pain, and assaultive behavior.
If you’re interested in getting a CES therapy device for yourself, you can get one from Stimtens. We have new units, demos, as well as gently used devices.