Cleaning is More Important than Ever Before. Here’s How to Safely Care for Your Alpha-Stim.

The advent of coronavirus and the continual messaging to wash our hands and not touch our faces have made us all more aware of our hygiene habits.  We’ve been hearing about the virus surviving for long periods of time on all manner of surfaces.  Recommendations to use hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes have become part of our “brave new world”.  If the difficulty in finding a store with sufficient supplies of hand sanitizer, bleach and disinfectant wipes is any indication, we are all actively sanitizing our homes and possessions.

If you’re using Alpha-Stim® to treat insomnia or pain, you may be wondering how best to keep your device clean – here are our tips!

Manufacturer’s Recommendations

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Your Alpha-Stim Owner’s Manual is available online, too!

We recommend that you follow CDC guidelines and always refer to a device’s user manual to ensure that you are cleaning and maintaining it according to the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines.  Your Alpha-Stim Owner’s Manual has detailed instructions on how to care for your device and keep it in optimal condition. Even though the Manual was written in a pre-COVID time, you can rest assured that the instructions have stood the test of time and will ensure both your safety and the device’s efficacy.

In the event that you want a quick reminder on how to care for your Alpha-Stim, we have a quick and easy guide for you.  All you need is a mild soap, a lint free cloth and isopropyl alcohol.

Quick, Safe and Effective Cleaning

Be sure to place your Alpha-Stim in an area where it will not be exposed to water , and where it is not likely to be dropped or have another object fall on it. We recommend laying a small towel on a table and using only a mild soap – using other cleaning solutions could damage the screen and case of your Alpha-Stim.  Dampen the lint free cloth and gently wipe the surface of the case and screen. Do not spray cleaners directly onto the device.

To clean the Earclip Electrodes, remove the Earclip Electrode Pads (EEPs) after each use and apply a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol on the electrodes. It’s important to remove and discard the conducting solution-soaked pads after each treatment. New EEPs should be placed on the Earclip Electrodes prior to storing your device. The same steps should be followed for the Probe Electrode Pads (PEPs), if you have the Alpha-Stim M: remove and discard the pads; clean the electrodes; adhere a new set of PEPs. Your device will be ready and waiting for your next treatment!

Do you have other questions about your Alpha-Stim? We’re here to help! Email us any time at, or give us a call at 1-800-FOR-PAIN. Our dedicated Clinical Support Team is here to answer all of your questions.

About Alpha-Stim

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

The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. Unlike with medications, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects.

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