Alpha-Stim: Cutting Edge Technology for Mood Disorders, Insomnia, and AnxietyAugust 16, 2016
Mood and anxiety disorder symptoms can be debilitating. These symptoms result in a loss of interest or avoidance of once enjoyable activities and typically result in significant disruptions in relationships. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is proud to partner with Alpha-Stim, a device that uses a low-level current through clips on the ear to stimulate areas of the brain associated with the experience of depression and anxiety. The treatment activates brain cells to balance the amount of neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) that control our moods, sleep patterns, and level of anxiety. Alpha-Stim can lead those who have experienced long-term mood disorder symptoms, anxiety, and/or insomnia to experience relief from their symptoms.
Alpha-Stim has been utilized for over 30 years in a variety of clinical settings to ensure its safety and effectiveness. While each individual is different, studies have shown the device to significantly reduce the experience of mood disruptions, insomnia, and anxiety. After completing an initial trial, several New Vitae Wellness and Recovery service participants have requested treatment with Alpha-Stim, reporting the benefits associated with consistent use.
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is happy to offer Alpha-Stim as one holistic choice in the available options to manage mood disorders. Staff members have been trained to provide supported Alpha-Stim services and are available to review the process and answer your questions.
"As a staff member, I have learned a lot about mental health and I have witnessed many residents transform from a place of fear and paranoia to becoming outgoing, secure, content and able to hold a job in the community and much more.”- Cathy K. (staff)