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