FAQ: What Happens if I Use Alpha-Stim Wrong?

Treating insomnia and pain with Alpha-Stim® is fast, safe, and easy. Not only will your device arrive with a detailed owner’s manual, but you can also call our dedicated Clinical Support Team for free at 1-800-FOR-PAIN.

If, despite reviewing the instructions, you are still concerned about performing a treatment incorrectly, rest assured: you will not cause any harm or adverse effects if you make a mistake.

While you should always follow our patented and proven treatment protocols, questions may still arise. What follows are some common inquiries about treatment missteps, and how to handle them.

Alpha-Stim earclips

Alpha-Stim earclips are easy to use; if one falls off or you accidentally pull it off, simply clip it back on

I knocked one of the earclips off during a treatment! Now what?

If one or both of your earclips fall off, you can simply clip them back on and resume treatment – the timer on your device will pause when the connection is broken by an earclip coming off your ear. Treatment and the countdown timer will resume once both earclips are back in place.

The batteries died in the middle of a treatment session. Do I need to start over?

No, simply replace the batteries and continue the same treatment session. If you were doing a 20 minute treatment and had already completed 15 minutes, replace the batteries and do 5 more minutes of treatment. If you do not have replacement batteries readily available, we suggest starting a new treatment when you are able to get new batteries for your device.

What happens if I turn the current level up too high?

If you turn the current up higher than is comfortable when using earclips, you might experience a tingling on your earlobes or feel a swaying sensation. It should never be turned up to a level that is uncomfortable.

I missed a treatment yesterday. Do I need to do two today to make up for it?

You certainly can – but you do not need to. One treatment a day is usually sufficient. If you would like to do two treatments in one day, that is ok, too – there is no risk of overuse! Also, the benefits of Alpha-Stim are cumulative, meaning you can use it less and less over time. Unlike with medications, you will not become dependent on Alpha-Stim.

A man uses Alpha-Stim while seated

You can use Alpha-Stim at home, at the office, or wherever it is most convenient for you.

Can I multitask during a treatment, or do I need to lay down or sit perfectly still?

You can treat whenever and however it is convenient for you. While some people may enjoy quietly reclining during treatment, others may prefer to use Alpha-Stim while reading a book, watching TV, or even at the office. You can choose what works best for you and your lifestyle. It is important to note, however, that you should not use Alpha-Stim while operating a motor vehicle.

In short, you do not need to fear using Alpha-Stim incorrectly. There is no risk of overuse, and potential mishaps are easily remedied. If you feel that you are doing everything correctly but something is still not quite right, visit our article on clinical support troubleshooting or give us a call at 1-800-FOR-PAIN. We are here to help!

About Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat insomnia and pain. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes to treat insomnia. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. Nine out of 10 users experience clinically significant relief. Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects. It also works better and costs less than medication,

Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over the counter in other countries. Get started today!