CES Treatment for Anxiety and Insomnia

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Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a therapeutic technique that can help boost your mood and make you feel more relaxed. But how does the treatment work, and is it right for you? Here’s how CES devices may be used to treat the symptoms of two common conditions – anxiety and insomnia.

What Is a CES Stimulator?

The electrical activity in our brain can control everything from our behavior to our mood. When the chemicals inside the brain are imbalanced, they can cause symptoms such as low mood, fatigue, and restlessness.

CES stimulators, or CES devices, are brain stimulation tools. They give out low – and safe – levels of electrical impulses to stimulate certain areas of the brain. The stimulation causes the brain to send out different neurotransmitters which rebalance the brain and increase the level of helpful hormones and chemicals.

FDA Clearance

CES is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for anxiety and insomnia. This means that the FDA deems CES treatment safe and effective at relieving the symptoms of these conditions (although to be clear, CES does not cure insomnia or anxiety).

How Do CES Devices Work?

CES devices are painless and non-invasive.

  • Diodes are placed on the patient’s head or earlobes.
  • Safe electrical pulses are transmitted to the desired areas of the brain.
  • Depending on the desired outcomes, the pulses target different neurotransmitters.

They’re portable and easy to use, so once you have a prescription to buy a CES device, you can easily purchase one for your own home.

Can you use CES for depression? Techincally, CES remains FDA cleared for the treatment of depression, but as a Class III medical device. While there’s a chance you might find stimulation helpful, CES is aimed at relieving the symptoms of two other conditions – anxiety and insomnia. Most devices will no longer claim depression as a condition where CES is used for treatment. Here’s how CES treatment might help you feel a little better.

CES for Anxiety

Anxiety is a complex mental health condition that can be caused by life stressors and hormone imbalances. CES devices can help promote a calmer nervous system and increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is a natural mood booster and helps to regulate everything from behavior to sleep patterns.

More serotonin can alleviate anxiety symptoms and help you feel more refreshed.

CES for Insomnia

Insomnia causes excessive daytime sleepiness and mood disruption. Fatigue can increase your risk of injury and make you feel more stressed and irritated. CES devices can help to stimulate the release of melatonin, the sleep hormone, which can lead to more restful, refreshing sleep.

A better night’s sleep can drastically improve your mood and make you feel ready to take on the day!

Is CES Treatment Right for You?

In the US, you need a doctor’s prescription before you can buy CES devices for anxiety or insomnia. So, to determine if this is the right treatment for you, contact a licensed healthcare practitioner (this includes telehealth doctors). They’ll discuss CES devices in more detail and supply you with authorization if it’s a suitable treatment for you. Need a telehealth service? You can try this authorization provider. Our team can help if you’re unsure how to get started with authorization. International customers do not need a prescription to order a CES Device.

Already got your authorization? Browse our range of CES devices and buy the one that’s right for you today!

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