Does the Fisher Wallace Stimulator work for anxiety?
I have been using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator for about six years to help with my anxiety and chronic pain. I occasionally use it for insomnia as well. When I travel to a different time zone, I find it helpful with jet lag, although it is not one of the conditions it was set out to treat. I find it relaxing.
Does cranial electrotherapy stimulation work?
But however CES works, clinical studies report it is safe and effective, and most people who benefit from it typically experience results within a few days of starting treatment, Dr. Raab notes. Mild side effects may include headache, nausea, and dizziness.
What are the side effects of the Fisher Wallace Stimulator?
Furthermore, seven adverse reactions were reported during or following the use of a Fisher Wallace CES device, including for disorientation, vestibular problems (balance, coordination, dizziness, vertigo), headaches, tinnitus, anxiety, depression, fatigue, brain hemorrhage, and death.
Does Alpha Stim stimulate the vagus nerve?
Alpha-Stim AID, due to the location of the electrode placement (clipped to the earlobes), is able to simulate a branch of the vagus nerve that is situated nearby (Feusner er al., 2012) but has a different stimulus protocol and the way it is worn is easier.
Does CES work for anxiety?
Controlled studies provide evidence that CES is effective for anxiety, headaches, fibromyalgia, smoking cessation, drug withdrawal symptoms, and (in some but not all studies) pain (see Bianco 1994; Klawansky et al. 1995; Kirsch 1996; DeFelice 1997; Gilula 2007; O’Connell et al.
What is the effect of cranial electrical stimulation?
There have been several anecdotal accounts that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) enhances attention and the ability to learn new tasks in a normal population, but only one published investigation confirms that CES improves attention using the Alpha Stim CES (Madden and Kirsch, 1987).
Can you use alpha stim more than once a day?
How are the Alpha-Stim® devices used? The Alpha-Stim M and AID use ear clips for 20 minutes to an hour, anywhere from daily to 2 times a week to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Can you use the Fisher Wallace Stimulator more than twice a day?
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator is designed to be used for 20-minute daily sessions, once during the day to treat depression or anxiety, and/or once a couple of hours before bedtime to treat insomnia.
How does Fisher Wallace work?
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator uses a low-level electrical current to stimulate your brain, which makes it a weaker derivative of conventional electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), not a derivative of transcranial magnetic stimulation.