PTSD and Anxiety Treatment Helps Soldiers Returning Home from War

by | Aug 11, 2011

Following is a quote and excerpt from my book, Reconciliation, A Son’s Story.

“Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation is a technology cleared by the FDA and the DOD/VA for use as sole or complementary treatment for anxiety, insomnia, PTSD and more. The technology is showing promise with soldiers returning home from war with tons of information at
Mineral Wells, TX, March 31, 2011 –(– 3 out of 4 veterans are now choosing a new technology for the treatment of anxiety, mood disorder, stress and PTSD. Alpha-Stim technology by Electro-medical Products International, Inc. is a pocket-sized device with electrodes emitting from it that go onto the ear by the way of ear clips. A low level current in a precise wave form is then delivered into the brain for twenty to sixty minute sessions at a time.

The technology is cleared by the FDA and the DOD/VA as a standalone or complementary treatment for a variety of ailments. The costs of the treatment are minimal and each Alpha-Stim device comes with a five year warranty. According to Daniel L. Kirsch PhD, Chairman of Electromedical Products International, the company that designed the Alpha-Stim technology, side effects are rare, minor and self limiting. The side effects the doctor mentions include headaches and skin reactions at the electrode sites.

Recently, Alpha-Stim technology has shown promise with members of the armed forces. In 2005, Alpha-Stim was included in the Federal Supply Schedule for the DOD/VA and the US Army is currently using Alpha-Stim technology in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and for chronic pain. In fact, according to the manufacturer, more than 63 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers have ordered the devices for the treatment of various ailments and 3 out of 4 veterans choose the technology for their treatment over 4 other choices in a VA study.”

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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