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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Mar 15, 2018
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Q: Which doctor should I consult for CES?

A: For CES, you should consult either a neurologist or a psychiatrist.

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Q: What are the underlying causes that I should be aware of?

A: You need to be aware of any signs of depression, anxiety, insomnia or persistent headaches.

Q: Does CES show any complications?

A: These are minimal and self-limiting (<1%), including headaches, skin irritation at the electrode site, and vertigo.

Q: When is CES recommended?

A: CES is recommended when other treatment modalities are ineffective or not tolerated by the patient.

Q: What is Alpha-Stim?

A: It is a patented model of a CES device that is highly versatile and used to treat insomnia, pain, mood disorders, anxiety and depression.

Q: How long will it take for symptoms to get better?

A: Depression may take up to 3 weeks to show some initial response. Response in insomnia patients varies widely with some persons having better sleep immediately and others not having improved sleep until 2 months following initiation of treatment.

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