Impressive Anecdotal Results of Alpha Stim for OCD and for Anxiety
An elderly woman with heart disease and painful arthritis had a compulsion to climb and descend the stairs 60 times a day. Her doctor said, this is excessive and dangerous exertion for her. She did for years.
After a week of alpha stim 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, she stopped this compulsion completely. Her failed OCD medications are being slowly tapered.
A male patient has crippling anxieties, a mood disorder, and only a partial response to high doses of clozapine. He is moaning much of the day. He over-reacts to mild frustrations such as an enumeration of his behavior by staff the week before. He has to walk out, yelling, "I can't take this anymore."
After a couple of weeks of Alpha Stim, all moaning has stopped. He can handle his progress being discussed with poise, and stays seated.
This gizmo may be a good alternative to addictive benzodiazepines. It should be placed on the unlimited formularies of most pharmacy benefits organizations. So far, no habituation has taken place.
On a personal note, I did not think that a low current could reach the brain from ear clips. So I turned the current to its maximum setting. I had no sensation during the 10 minutes I wore the ear clips. However, within a half hour, I was dizzy, nauseous, and sleepy, and the effect lasted 3 hours. Do not be a knucklehead as I was. Whatever it is reaching, I can attest, Alpha Stim is not a placebo effect.
It is approved by the FDA, European and Asian health regulatory agencies.