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Safety and Prescribing
Federal Law (USA only) restricts Alpha-Stim® to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.
Safe AND EFFECTIVE
Most patients, especially those with chronic conditions, can benefit from purchasing their own device for home use. Alpha-Stim® devices may be ordered by licensed healthcare/mental health practitioners, including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, psychologists, counselors, acupuncturists and physical therapists. Please check with your state’s licensing board when in doubt.
If your clinic does not dispense Alpha-Stim® devices directly to patients at this time, we would be happy to serve your clients. You may send us a medical order directly and we will follow up with your patient. The Rx and patient contact information can be faxed to us using our dedicated fax line (888-684-8414) or emailed to [email protected].
If you prefer, you may upload the patient’s Rx (e.g., jpg, pdf, etc.) below:
Select files to send to Allevia Health.
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Alpha-Stim® is an effective treatment with broad applications for a variety of syndromes involving pain, and for the management of anxiety, insomnia and depression, or for the short term relief of symptoms associated with these indications. In many cases, it is the sole therapeutic method required. Effective results in pain management have been achieved during and/or subsequent to stimulation over affected body parts, adjacent areas, and areas distant from those in pain. As with any therapeutic intervention, not all people will respond to the Alpha-Stim®. The degree of efficacy will vary with the nature of the problem being treated, the overall health of the person, and with the method of treatment. As much as a one month initial trial may be required to see significant reductions in symptoms.
The Alpha-Stim M may affect the operation of implanted demand type cardiac pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. Do not stimulate directly on the eyes, or press the probes over the carotid sinus (on the neck near the larynx).
For external use only. Do not allow children to use or handle this device without adult supervision. Do not operate potentially dangerous machinery or vehicles during treatment, and in some cases for several hours after treatment. Caution is advised in cases where other forms of analgesia (pain control) would not be used; such as to retain the beneficial aspects of pain for diagnosis or in cases where peoplemay overuse pain-controlled areas. Safety of stimulation has not been established during pregnancy.
Adverse effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Adverse effects from data on approximately 8,792 patients participating in 144 controlled studies, open clinical trials, and uncontrolled conditions, and by physician survey and reasonably associated with the use of CES are dizziness (6 cases, 0.07%), skin irritation/electrode burns (6 cases, 0.07%), and headaches (9 cases, 0.10%). Prolonged CES treatment atcurrents higher than necessary may cause dizziness or nausea that can last for hours to days. Treatment immediately prior to going to sleep may cause difficulty sleeping. Paradoxical reactions such as increased anxiety, and sleep disturbances may occur, but are rare.If the Alpha-Stim® does not begin to control your anxiety, insomnia, depression or pain within one month, consult your health care practitioner, authorized Alpha-Stim® distributor, or the manufacturer.
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