The human brain is a very sophisticated organ, and there is still much that we don't know about the way it operates. One thing we do know about the brain is that it is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical activity in your brain regulates everything from your heartbeat to your hormone levels. Using an FDA-approved cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device, such as a MyoCalme device, to modulate signals to your brain can have positive health benefits.
Here are four benefits to using a MyoCalme device for CES therapy.
Portable CES Treatment
With a name like cranial electrotherapy, many people assume that CES treatment requires large, expensive machinery. However, one of the benefits of CES is therapy is that it's easy to use, and the equipment is very portable. CES devices like Myocalme use a cell phone-sized apparatus that stimulates the cranium, so it can easily be carried in a pocket, purse, bag, or briefcase. And though electrotherapy may sound a little intimidating, CES devices use currents below four milliamps, which means they usually can't even be sensed by the consumer.
CES therapy is a non-pharmaceutical treatment for various conditions, and that fact can make some consumers wary. There are many products on the market that claim to use electrical currents for ways that aren’t substantiated by research. However, CES devices, like MyoCalme, have been recognized by the FDA as a treatment for treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. CES therapy is a legitimate treatment option, and authorization is required in order to purchase a device in the U.S.A. Mental Health America noted that research for CES therapy was “promising” and that “given minimal side effects, experimentation with CES is a reasonable choice if other treatments prove ineffective or are poorly tolerated.”
Beneficial for Treating Several Conditions
CES therapy has been around internationally for over 50 years, but it’s only recently begun to gain traction in the U.S. Enough studies have been done to establish the benefits of CES therapy in treating some conditions, such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Additional studies and clinical trials suggest other conditions can be helped by using CES therapy. People with conditions like ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, cognitive dysfunction, and traumatic brain injury should consider asking their doctor if CES therapy could be an option.
Can Be Used in Conjunction with Other Treatment
One of the benefits of CES therapy is that it addresses medical issues in a way that’s different from most other treatment options. This factor means that CES therapy can often be used in
conjunction with another treatment option without worry. A patient who is already taking medication for depression can use a Myocalme device to help with their anxiety without worrying about adverse drug interactions. There are no known contraindications to the use of CES. And any side effects are uncommon and of minimal severity.
Like any treatment option, CES therapy won't work for everyone. However, given the potential benefits and the lack of dangerous side effects make it something worth trying. If you're like most people, you will have positive outcomes from using the CES device. And if you don't, you won't be any worse off, and you can sell the used equipment to someone else who wants to try CES therapy.
You can buy a Myocalme CES device online from Stim Tens. We have new and used models, along with all the accessories you might need. If you have any questions about the process of getting a MyoCalme device, send us a message online to learn more.