Practitioners

Alpha-Stim® in your Practice

Alpha-Stim for mood and pain disorders

Alpha-Stim® is a medical device used worldwide by physicians, healthcare professionals, more than 90 Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and in many US Department of Defense (DOD) Centers worldwide as an effective, non-pharmacological choice for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain management.

Alpha-Stim® is a stand-alone therapy or may be used in conjunction with medications, behavioral therapies and other treatment modalities. Our devices can be used in a clinical setting or ordered for home use by patients.

The patients benefit because they receive a safe, efficacious and cost effective intervention that not only controls pain and may initiate or accelerate healing, but also normalizes numerous physiological control systems in the brain as evidenced by electroencephalographic (EEG) research, resulting in a much less anxious or depressed, more enthusiastic approach to a better quality of life.

Alpha-Stim In-Office Use and Prescribing

Insurance Billing

Alpha-Stim Professional Dispensing Program

Any decision to use Alpha-Stim with your patients should be based on the benefit conveyed to the patient in addressing their symptoms. We feel confident that the research confirms the efficacy and safety of the technology.

Many clinics choose to purchase Alpha-Stim devices to use in the office, or offer these for rent or loan to their patients on a trial basis. Patients who experience benefits from Alpha-Stim in your office and wish to purchase their own device may contact us for more information. Please see Prescribing for more information on how to refer a patient to us.

Both models of Alpha-Stim can be used in a clinical practice to treat pain using smart probes or earclips to treat anxiety, insomnia and depression. Each probe treatment takes about 2 to 5 minutes to perform. A single CES session is typically 20-60 minutes long. Pain and anxiety relief are typically experienced with even just one treatment.

For in-office visits utilizing the Alpha-Stim, there are several possible billing codes a practitioner can utilize. The most commonly used are physical medicine codes.  Please contact us for more information on in-office billing codes.

For best results, a patient with a chronic condition needs to treat on a regular basis for several weeks, so having a home device is most practical. If you prefer to dispense Alpha-Stim devices in your office rather than referring individual patients to our office to serve, we have a tiered discount (volume) purchasing schedule and quarterly blanket order plans available to licensed healthcare professionals to facilitate purchases of Alpha-Stim devices by clinics. Please contact us for more information on our Professional Dispensing Program.

Clinical Applications of Alpha-Stim

  • Use in refractory patients who are not responding to medication for anxiety, insomnia or depression.
  • Alpha-Stim can be invaluable in poly-pharmacy patients.
  • Safe to use in patients with history of addiction, for example, when considering the use of anxiolytic medication.
  • Alpha-Stim can be used to manage symptoms of anxiety and insomnia while tapering off medication.
  • Alpha-Stim can be prescribed for home use to use on a schedule or PRN to increase patient’s comfort.
  • Use Alpha-Stim as a fast and reliable relaxation technique to facilitate cognitive behavioral therapy. Alpha-Stim allows you to focus less on breathing exercises and more on the therapy process itself.
  • Alpha-Stim can be invaluable as an adjunct modality to increase the brain’s alpha production and compliance in clients undergoing neurofeedback therapy.
  • Many therapists use Alpha-Stim with EMDR techniques to control client’s anxiety.
  • Alpha-Stim is an excellent tool to facilitate the treatment of GAD, which may be challenging to treat with behavioral therapy alone in some clients.
  • Alpha-Stim can be ordered for clients to manage symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression in lieu of referral for medication management.
  • The use of Alpha-Stim by clients at home between therapy sessions can enhance the client’s sense of empowerment and ultimately lead to better clinical outcomes.
  • Alpha-Stim is a proven and safe modality to treat a wide range of pain conditions.
  • Use in patients who cannot tolerate, or are not willing to take pain medications.
  • Alpha-Stim in non-addictive and patients do not develop tolerance to this treatment in contrast to opiates.
  • Alpha-Stim is safe to use long-term for chronic pain problems.
  • Use Alpha-Stim for break-through pain to lower the amount of medication use.
  • Alpha-Stim can be used to control preprocedural state anxiety as well as post-surgical pain.
  • Alpha-Stim can be invaluable in poly-pharmacy patients.
  • Alpha-Stim can be used to manage symptoms of anxiety and insomnia while tapering off pain medication.
  • Use Alpha-Stim instead of medication to control co-morbid psychological conditions in chronic pain patients.
  • Alpha-Stim can be prescribed for home use to use on a schedule or PRN to increase patient’s comfort.
  • Alpha-Stim is a proven and safe modality to treat a wide range of pain problems and facilitate recovery.
  • Use in patients to increase muscle relaxation and achieve a higher range of motion to regain function.
  • Alpha-Stim can be used to control post-surgical pain without medication, or with less medication.
  • Use Alpha-Stim instead of medication to control co-morbid psychological conditions during patient’s recovery.
  • Alpha-Stim can be prescribed for home use to use on a schedule or PRN to increase patient’s comfort.
  • Alpha-Stim is an excellent non-sedation choice to control dental, or any other situational anxiety.
  • A single 20-60 minute Alpha-Stim treatment can lead to patient relaxation, increased patient’s comfort and co-operation, and reduce gag reflex.
  • Alpha-Stim can induce muscle relaxation in the head and neck area thus creating a more optimal working environment for the provider.
  • Alpha-Stim can be invaluable as a non-drug/non-surgical treatment for TMD, neck pain and headaches.
  • Alpha-Stim can also be used very successfully to control pain associated with orthodontic procedures.
  • Use Alpha-Stim instead of medication as a first-line conservative treatment for anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain.
  • Alpha-Stim can also be used to control preprocedural state anxiety associated with a wide range of in-office procedures, including minor surgeries, blood draw and injections.

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Alpha-Stim for mood disorders

Treats anxiety, insomnia & depression with CES

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Alpha-Stim for pain management

Treats acute, chronic & post-traumatic pain with MET

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