What is Cranial Electrotherapy?
In the past century, experiments were done to treat depression, sleeping disorders and anxiety by using electrical pulses. In the 1970’s, cranial electrotherapy was used to treat those who are under addictive substance withdrawal. When a patient is undergoing rehabilitation and the body starts to feel the effects of withdrawing from addictive substances, they apply electrotherapy to lessen the effects.
The practice of using a certain amount of electrical dose as cure is widely used in the medical industry. In earlier times, it was used to relieve painful areas in the body by directly applying electrotherapy in the painful area. Today, defibrillators are used in hospitals to revive those who are experiencing momentary heart failures. Such devices can be found in places like emergency rooms, ambulances, and intensive care units.
Cranial electrotherapy uses the same principle wherein treatment method uses a small amount of electric current on the patient’s head to relieve pain. The electrical pulses create a signal to stimulate cells around the body. When the cells get the signal, they are found to work normally and eventually lessen symptoms that a patient is suffering.
Studies also show that this type of therapy can be used by those who are suffering from neurotransmitter imbalances. Studies found that cranial electrotherapy can increase the brain’s serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine levels. Patients who took neurotransmitter tests can ask their physicians about the possibility of using cranial electrotherapy.
Cranial electrotherapy is gaining popularity and being socially accepted because of how it heals patients suffering from different medical conditions. There are cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices that are FDA approved and are sold for home use. If you did a neurotransmitter test and your physician suggested the therapy, you can find one online. These are easy and safe to use, and are guaranteed painless and will leave you relaxed and calm after every use. The type of therapy is also seen as an alternative to medications that a patient is taking to cure anxiety, depression, and neurotransmitter imbalances.