Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in Irving, TX

What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)?

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) uses an inexpensive medical device to deliver an electrical stimulation-based treatment that has been in existence for at least 43 years. It can treat insomnia, depression, anxiety (including generalized anxiety disorder), traumatic brain injury, headaches, fibromyalgia, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD, drug withdrawal symptoms, smoking cessation cravings, aggressive type behavior, and certain types of pain. It can also improve concentration and attention. This treatment has been FDA approved and has the support of numerous studies showing its effectiveness. With two electrodes, one on each side of your head, most people will only feel a slight tingle. There are virtually no side effects, it is drug free, and this treatment is a great supplement to the other treatments that we already offer. CES is very different from Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) that is used for severe depression.

How does it work?

This is a noninvasive treatment that relies on neuromodulation. The mechanism appears to be improving brain connections and correction of abnormal connections. It stimulates neurotransmitter release, reduces cortisol, and regulates brainwave activities.

Call or book an appointment online today to find out how Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation could help you.

How are treatments done?

Treatments last just 20 minutes, are completely pain free, non-invasive, and done in our clinic with real results in just as little as a week of daily treatments. We recommend doing at least 1 week of treatments once a day. These treatments complement the other treatments we offer for mental health.

Is there anyone who cannot do these treatments?

There are only a few exclusions such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, spinal cord stimulator, or epilepsy/seizures. If you have any of these, please let us know.

Is this the same treatment as Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)?

I encourage everyone to look up both treatments. While CES is FDA approved for treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia, tDCS is not FDA approved for any treatment. I am aware that tDCS machines are available directly to the public, are inexpensive, and use similar electrodes to the ones we use for CES. However, tDCS uses direct current pulses (DC) while CES uses alternating current (AC). This makes a huge difference in treatment success. The waveform is also different. Do you want cheap or do you want something that works?

Can't I just use my TENS unit to do this?

The CES device is specially designed to safely use at the temples and to produce the complex wave pattern needed to get these results. It does not produce a simple pulse wave like the TENS unit does. There are actually several waves in one. We do not recommend attempting to use a TENS unit to stimulate the temple areas of your head.

Is CES different from TMS?

Is CES different from ECT?

While both use electricity at the temples, the treatments are like apples and oranges. ECT or Electroconvulsive therapy   uses much higher current, is performed for major depression, and usually requires general anesthesia to perform. CES is a much smaller current and can even be done in your home. CES treatment will not cause any memory loss.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS is another way to stimulate certain areas of the brain. It is similar to CES but instead of using electricity, an electromagnet coil is used.

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