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What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, a basic introduction to Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), also known as Cranial Electrical Stimulation and Cranial Electrostimulation, was given that included a technical overview, typical treatment protocols, and common side effects. Next, Part 2 details CES’ proposed mechanism of action and treatment effectiveness with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic […]

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What Is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation? (Part 1)

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), also known as Cranial Electrical Stimulation and Cranial Electrostimulation, falls under the branch of alternative medicine called Electromedicine, which treats physical and psychological conditions with varying levels of electrical current (Kirsch, 2006). CES is the application of a very low level alternating electrical current generated from a 9-volt battery to the […]

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Science Daily Research News Update 8-24-09

The 8-24-09 edition highlights new research with an upcoming study on music’s influence on children with Autism, caffeine and poor sleep in teens, an interesting link between Alzheimer’s and PTSD, several new brain-related studies, an anti-depressant medication that may stimulant the brain’s growth factors, aroma therapies that can reduce stress, the link between stress, depression […]

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U.S. News and World Report Lists Neurofeedback As 1 of 9 Drug Free Treatments For ADHD

U.S. News and World Report recently listed neurofeedback among 9 drug free treatments of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that consumers should consider. The author discusses why some parents are inclined to seek out “alternative” or behavioral treatments and cites evidence that stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, may not provide long term relief and may […]

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Neurofeedback Significantly Improves Sleep In A Small Group Of Insomniacs

In an unpublished study* (in press), researchers report that home-based neurofeedback training (“tele-neurofeedback”) leads to significant improvements in sleep for participants with insomnia. A electromyography (EMG) biofeedback group (“tele-biofeedback”) was used as a comparison group. Seventeen participants were randomly assigned to a neurofeedback (n=9) or biofeedback condition (n=8), and 12 control subjects (i.e., healthy sleepers) […]

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Science Daily Research News Update 06-23-09

The current Science Daily Research News Update brings a wide variety of interesting new research that covers brain waves and attention, re-conceptualization of migraine headaches, HIV and marijuana, daily drinking that leads to binge drinking, healthy living on the decline in the U.S., sneaky viruses, how the brain processes speech, smoking cessation and teens, a […]

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