Author: Adama Wise
Location: Not Given
Indications: Insomnia, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder
I want people to know that I use the Alpha-Stim for Bi-polar Disorder. My doctor prescribed it for both manic phases and depressed phases. I also use it to help me sleep. I have been told to use it at least two hours a day. I am diagnosed Bi-polar Mixed, so my moods shift constantly. The Alpha-Stim helps me relax when I'm Manic or not feel so badly when I'm depressed. I have trouble staying asleep so I use it for sleep in the middle of the night. I use less tranquilizers and less sleep medication. It also gives me a way to take control and manage my disorder. Thank you people at Alpha-stim
Location: Issaquah, WA
Indications: Pain, Depression
I just wanted to take the time to tell you my story and how the Alpha Stim is saving my life.
I am a sixty year old woman with depression, fibromyalgia, a whiplash from an accident 18 years ago which broke 3 molars when my head snapped forward (I was hit by a truck on the highway) and L1 is completely broken in half. I also have scoliosis and one leg is shorter.
My life consisted of only being able to work for short periods of time and the rest of the time I was on the couch or in bed. I have to hire people to mow my lawn, do yard work and clean my home. My son comes over in addition to help me out. I have a disabled wheelchair permit for my car. Only the most strong pain medications helped a little but, being addictive, I can’t stay on them.
I get some relief from sports massage/body work which is very painful while he’s doing it but I have less pain later. It was my practitioner, Leif, who told me about the Alpha Stim. Leif is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist who has worked for athletes in the Pan American Games, the 88 Winter Olympics, the 90 Goodwill Games, the 96 Olympics and is a Sport Massage Therapist for the Seattle Sonics.
I started the Alpha Stim on March 7th. The change was HUGE. I couldn’t believe it. It is now 4 months later and I can mow my lawn, run the vacuum, move boxes, bring up my groceries and have started camping again!!! I just purchased a sail boat. My friends are extremely amazed by my progress and the speed of the recovery. I am still on my antidepressant medications but have great hopes for coming off these medications entirely. I feel emotionally stronger and less depressed day by day. The affects of the Alpha Stim are cumulative which is the icing on the cake. I even take my machine camping!
Additionally, I want to thank you for your exceptional support as I learn how to use the machine. Each time I call I get more and more extremely helpful information. I’m becoming an Alpha-Stim guru J .
I just can’t find the words to thank you enough. I’ve got a life again!!!
Author: Linda Woodruff
Location: White Plains, NY
I am Linda Woodruff and I live in White Plains, NY. I am 60 years old and I can not remember any time in my life (even as far back as 5 years old) when that dark heavy cloud did not follow me around. Of course, that many years ago, few people had a name for this feeling and if they did, it was spoken of in "hushed voices" or gossip.
I have been to many doctors...psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and all of them came up with the same general consensus: "We can find no reason for your depression. Just keep trying antidepressants until you find one that helps". So I have all these years....all kinds and doses and combinations. Prozac was like drinking a glass of water, Elavil made me gain a lot of weight. Effexor and Welbutrin caused horrific nightmares. I thought I was losing my mind. Everything I tried had some side effects that just added to the problem. The only real advantage I could ever see was that they kept me from crying uncontrollably, but they never kept me from WANTING to.
Earlier this year, all the classic symptoms became more severe than ever and it frightened me because I started to feel desperate to find some relief. I began to think "I cannot live the rest of my life like this...SOMETHING has to change", and I even began to abuse alcohol because it made me feel "numb'. I was just existing and all I wanted to do was go to bed, pull the covers over my head and disappear.
I began surfing the Internet for research or new treatments other than drugs. I read the book SHOCK by Kitty Dukakis about her depression and the Electroconvulsive Therapy that saved her life. I read the book OUT OF THE BLACK HOLE by Charles E. Donovan III, telling how Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy saved his life. There was so much information it was overwhelming and I became very confused and agitated.
I desperately prayed for God to help me. There was no bolt of lightening but I did find the Treat Depression Now website and it was truly an answer to prayer. I was thrilled at how soon it was delivered after I ordered it and began using it for an hour a day on setting 3, then gradually increased it while slowly decreasing the Effexor and Welbutrin. I was also thrilled to notice an immediate lifting of the "cloud", not earthshaking but definite. After 7 months of daily use, I have experienced no side effects and am completely off antidepressant drugs...no more nightmares and no more hiding in bed. I do have to deal with the alcohol now, but as long as this little device works, I believe I can handle anything.
Thank God and thank you, for Alpha-Stim!!
Author: Anna Bush
Location: Olean, NY
When I was in my mid thirties and going through a divorce, I was told that I had dysthymia, or chronic low-grade depression. I went to counseling and started taking Paxil. Next I sought out complementary medicine and began Reiki, aromatherapy, Bach Flower remedies in conjunction with medication. Over the course of the next ten years, I switched medications and doses, tried acupuncture and reflexology, and told I was bipolar 3.
All of the medications I tried were somewhat effective, but not completely. I still never felt quite "normal". About five years ago, I was at an alternative medicine show in Canada and tried the Alpha-Stim SCS. I immediately felt the effects and it was wonderful. I looked into buying the device, but at that time it was not really in my budget, although when I look back and calculate how much I was spending on medication and other therapies, it really was.
Finally, at the age of 45, I purchased the Alpha-Stim and I am finally, for the first time in my life, feeling consistently normal. I am sleeping better, thinking more clearly, and making better decisions. Ironically, despite having depression (or whatever) all of my life, I have always been a basically optimistic person and have been a "high functioning" depressive. It was through my attitude and determination that my life has always appeared basically normal to others. But it was not. Now that I have been using the Alpha-Stim SCS, I finally feel the way I think I should.
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia or something related to them, I highly recommend investing in yourself and buying the Alpha-Stim SCS.
Author: K Kane
Location: North East, PA
I am a 43 year old female who has been suffering from depression for the 1st time in my life. The depression started a couple of years ago and then triggered panic attacks which I thought I had cured myself of 17 years previously. The panic and depression have taken so much of my life away I could barely keep my head above water. Barely functioning, I had to stop working and couldn't even feel comfortable around my own family. Everyone around me, including my doctor was pushing me to try to stay on an anti-depressant drug. But I couldn't. Anti-depressants set the panic and anxiety into motion. I tried cutting the pills in half, thirds, and quarters, and even that little of a dose would throw me into an attack. After giving one prescription drug an honest 5 week try and still not being able to tolerate it - I went for a bio-resonance scan. One of the 1st things that came up on the scan was that my Alpha waves were very low and so was my Serotonin. Not surprising. What was surprising was that the doctor immediately told me to get a product called Alpha-Stim. He said it would really help. I was very excited to try something that wasn't a drug - so I contacted Alpha-Stim and got as much information as possible. I ordered my unit and after my 1st treatment I could tell something was happening for the better. Things were shifting and moving in my moods and even thoughts. The panic quieted down and the depression started lifting. Within a couple of weeks I was really coming out of the "dark clouds". It's only been about 4 weeks since I started using Alpha-Stim, but I can tell you I'm in a much better place than I was 4 weeks ago. I don't feel depressed at all. My therapist is amazed at what a different person I am. I'm not sitting in her office crying all the time and I'm actually the happy person I was before the depression set in. I've made many positive movements toward my recovery with my panic that I couldn't have even thought of making 4 weeks ago because I didn't have the inner strength. I am so thankful that I learned about Alpha-Stim and have been able to use it to correct the imbalances in my brain that were dragging me down for so long. And it works so quickly and easily with no side effects! Anyone suffering from depression and/or anxiety definitely need to get an Alpha-Stim unit for themselves. It is a little miracle machine!
Author: Jack McCallister
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Indications: Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
I have been medically classified as a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran, exhibiting PTSD symptomolgy.
However, with the use of the Alpha-Stim 100, I have had great success regarding the treatment of the following conditions:
High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Nervous Irritability, Hyper-Startle Response, Severe Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Sleep Disorders,
Constant Fatigue, Painful-Stiff Joints, Avoidance of all Social Contact, Feelings of Hopelessness, Low self-esteem, Fuzzy/Foggy
Thinking, and Inability to focus and concentrate on a task.
When I use the Alpha-Stim 100 on a daily basis for 30-60 minutes per day, sometimes twice a day, ALL of the above symptoms are significantly reduced and manageable without medication. When I fail to use the unit, for whatever reason, the symptom cascade returns. The longer I go without using it, the worse the symptoms become. I have repeated this experiment cycle with the same results many times.
Therefore, as a result of my personal experience, I have become a strong advocate for the use of the Alpha-Stim 100. It is a natural, non-envasive intervention that can be self-administered, according to the immediate presenting conditions involved. It has proven, over time, to be my reliable source for relief. It eliminates my severe and chronic pain and restores a welcomed, peaceful, sense of well being.
I wish that everyone worldwide could experience the positive benefits of the Alpha-Stim 100 for themselves, regardless of their unique physical, mental, emotional condition or financial ability. My unit has earned the nickname, "bliss-in-a-box".