About Cranial Electrotherapy Stiulation?

CES is a form of neurostimulation that delivers a small pulsed AC via electrodes placed on the head. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a noninvasive therapeutic device that applies pulsed, alternating microcurrent (<1000 μA) transcutaneously to the head via electrodes placed on the earlobes, mastoid processes, zygomatic arches, or the maxillo-occipital junction. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a US Food and Drug Administration–approved, prescriptive, noninvasive electromedical treatment that has been shown to decrease ANXIETY, IMSOMNIA, and DEPRESSION significantly.

A functional magnetic resonance imaging study showed that CES causes cortical deactivation, producing changes similar to those produced by anxiolytic medications. Electroencephalographic studies show that CES increases alpha activity (increased relaxation), decreases delta activity (reduced fatigue), and decreased beta activity (decreased ruminative thoughts). Patients with others disorders which can be benefitted with CES are:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Pain
  • Enhancing attention and concentration
  • Decreasing assaultive behavior