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Repose: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

Treat Insomnia and Anxiety/Depression with Repose CES

Walnut Medical Repose Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the application of low-level, pulsed electrical currents, applied to the head for medical and/or psychological purposes. It is primarily used to treat both state (situational) and trait (chronic) anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress related and drug addiction disorders, but it is also proving indispensable for treating pain patients.

Drs. Leduc and Rouxeau of France were first to experiment with low intensity electrical stimulation of the brain in 1902. Initially, this method was called electro-sleep as it was thought to be able to induce sleep. Since then, it has been referred to by many other names, the most popular being transcranial electrotherapy (TCET) and neuro-electric therapy (NET). Research on using what is now referred to as cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) began in the Soviet Union during the 1950’s.

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation is a simple treatment that can easily be administered at any time. The current is applied by easy-to-use clip electrodes that attach on the ear lobes, or by stethoscope-type electrodes placed behind the ears.

CES has been an international treatment modality for more than 50 years - CES for treatment of anxiety began in the Soviet Union during the 1950's, its primary focus being the treatment of sleep disorders, hence its initial designation as "Electrosleep."

Why have you not heard of CES till now?

CES is presently an under-utilized therapy - because we have been conditioned to believe that for every symptom or disease there is a solution in a pill. When it comes to treating anxiety, depression and insomnia, conventional medicine focuses on chemically manipulating neurotransmitter activity in the brain. However, the brain and body are also electrical in nature. Electro-medicine (including CES) is designed primarily to impact the electrical nature of the body.

The device treats insomnia by stimulating the brain's production of serotonin, melatonin and other neurotransmitters required for healthy sleep. The device may be used safely in conjunction with any medication.

How does CES work?

The device treats anxiety by stimulating the brain's production of serotonin, GABA, beta-endorphins and other neurotransmitters that regulate mood. Specific electronic frequencies appear to stimulate the brain to manufacture and rebalance certain brain neurotransmitter chemicals, such as Endorphins, Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Cortisol etc. - that may be involved in many stress related conditions. This can affect ones moods and emotions as well as ones cognitive capabilities.

CES substantially reduces muscle tension - as shown by EMG recordings. There are reports of changes in heart, blood pressure, galvanic skin responses and increased peripheral temperature, consistent with positive autonomic effects, which maintain homeostasis in the body.

CES seems to stimulate the vagus nerve - producing a state of parasympathetic nervous system dominance, a system which has a general calming effect on the body. This is certainly consistent with the effects observed with CES.

CES normalizes the body’s electrical fields that are disturbed with injury or pain - This has been measured on EEG (brain wave tracing). For example, people with moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) are found to have abnormal brain wave activity. After 5 minutes of CES treatment, brain waves were virtually normal, and pain was reduced by more than 50%. It has been found that individuals whose brain waves improved the most had the greatest pain relief.

It is postulated that CES restores normal electromagnetic communication between cells -This may have the effect of regulating cellular differentiation, tissue repair, and immune system function.

Benefits of Repose CES therapy

GENERAL BENEFITS- Ability to Focus- Lucid Dreaming- Deep Relaxation- Centering and Calmness- Better Sexual Performance- Deeper, more Restful Sleep- Reduced Nervous Energy- Enhanced Creativity- Improved Attention Span and Concentration- Increased Mental and Physical Energy- Reduced Negative Behavior Patterns- Short Term Memory Improvement

♦ Insomnia - CES speeds time to fall asleep, increases time spent in deepest (stage 4 - delta) sleep and amount of time in bed spent asleep. CES does not necessarily put a person to sleep, but accomplishes these sleep pattern changes for those with insomnia.

♦ Anxiety - CES improves both state and trait anxiety. State anxiety is situational; for example, stress from undergoing a dental procedure. Trait anxiety is more engrained in the personality.Drugs only work as long as they are taken but CES has demonstrated excellent long-term effects on trait anxiety.

♦ Depression - CES helps prevent rebound depression in patients being weaned off anti–anxiety medication. While medication may be effective in treating symptoms of anxiety or depression, it interferes with the re-establishment of hormonal homeostasis in the brain. In contrast, CES restores balance to the brain.

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