Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) employs a cell phone-sized gadget to stimulate the skull and brain with a current that the consumer cannot generally feel (below four milliamps). There have been no significant adverse effects recorded. CES machine is a Class III device approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.

How does Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) work?

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) works in a manner that is not entirely known till date. However, based on previous and ongoing studies, it appears that the micro-current waveform produced by the CES devices might activate particular nerve cells in the brainstem or central nervous system. These groups of nerve cells produce biochemicals — serotonin and acetylcholine that can affect the chemical activity of nearby nerve cells as well as distant nerve cells throughout the nervous system. In fact, these cells are positioned to coordinate the activities of all the nerves running up into the brain and down into the spinal cord. By altering electrical and chemical activity, CES appears to stimulate neural activity in certain areas, while diminishing neural activity in others. This neurological ‘fine-tuning’ is called modulation, and occurs either because of, or in conjunction with, the production of a certain pattern of electrical activity in the brain or ‘alpha state’, which can be measured by electrical brain wave recordings called electroencephalography or ‘EEG’. These alpha rhythms generate feelings of calmness, relaxation, and mental focus. The alpha brain state is associated with neurological processes that decrease stress effects, stabilize mood, and stabilize both sensations and perceptions of particular kinds of pain.

After a single treatment, these effects have been shown to be produced, and repeated treatments have been shown to increase their relative strength and duration. In some cases, the effects of CES have proven permanent, demonstrating that a durable tuning back to normal function was achieved after the electrical and chemical changes caused by CES.

Neurostyle continuously researches how CES devices can benefit patients with pain, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.

What are the uses of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)?

CES can give you relief to a good extent if you are suffering from anxiety, insomnia, depression, or pain. If you are concerned about discontinuing current medications, you need not worry. It is perfectly safe to be used with other treatments. In the end, however, you may just find that CES is sufficiently effective to eliminate your need for them.

CES can be used safely by adults and children as well as teenagers. It carries no risk of misuse, addiction, or withdrawal, making it an ideal treatment option for virtually anyone. Indeed, it is a safe alternative to medications for anyone trying to recover from addiction, or who prefers not to take drugs.

You can conduct CES treatments conveniently in the comfort of your own home. Even the busiest of schedules and hectic lifestyles can accommodate a CES treatment.

Nevertheless, one should remember, CES should not be used by pregnant women, or by individuals who have pacemakers, or other implanted devices.

Does CES work?

CES is not a new treatment, but it is getting more attention lately. It has been improving lives for years.

Clinical research conducted on the effectiveness of Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) has produced more than 100 amazing results. CES surpasses other treatment methods in the ability to make people feel better quickly, and without lasting side effects like other remedies for anxiety, insomnia, depression, or pain. 90% of patients who undergo CES experience clinically significant relief from their symptoms and results far superior to those found in individuals who undergo medication.

Benefits have also been suggested by studies and clinical practice for:

  • hyperactivity-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (ADHD),
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is a kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a type of anxiety condition that (PTSD),
  • cognitive impairment,
  • brain damage, traumatic brain injury,
  • pain,
  • increasing concentration and attention, and
  • reducing aggressive behavior

It’s promising, but it hasn’t been demonstrated yet. However, given the low risk of adverse effects, experimenting with CES therapy is a viable option if conventional therapies are unsuccessful or poorly tolerated. For detailed information on the CES devices, get in touch with us.