Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Get Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

Read more

Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

Read more

Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Effective Relief from Chronic Pain

The TriMED TENS helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain that many live with every day.

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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

What is CES?

CES (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) is a simple non-invasive approach to stress management. It employs mild battery-powered electrical stimulation through clip-on electrodes attached to the earlobes or pre-gelled electrodes placed behind the ears. Current flow is limited so that the most a user will experience during the process is a slight tingling sensation. CES gently adds energy back to all parts of the brain, helping return you to the optimum state in effect before stressors were activated.

CES’s most immediate impact is reduction of anxiety. For most, it is experienced in the course of treatment; for others, hours, or several days after. CES leaves you feeling both relaxed and alert. The effect differs from pharmaceutical treatments in that people report feeling their bodies as lighter and more relaxed and their mind more alert and clear. Results are usually cumulative and lasting.

History of CES

Research into low intensity electrical stimulation of the brain was begun in France in 1902.  In 1953, the Russians called it ‘electrosleep’.  It was introduced into Europe, and then in the United States in 1963.  In addition to insomnia, it is an FDA recognized treatment for the stress related symptoms of depression and anxiety.  For that reason, the FDA has suggested it be renamed Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation or CES.

Among the more than 150 scientific studies of CES, of those which were double blind, patients were treated below sensation threshold.  That is, they did not fell the stimulation, and still they obtained significant relief.  Tens of thousands of patients have been and are presently being treated with CES devices in their homes with not negative findings.

Meta analysis with positive results have been conducted at the University of Tulsa and at Harvard University School of Public Health.

The Body’s Response to Stress

Just as with many pharmaceutical medications, the exact mechanism of action of CES is unknown.  However, there are several theories of possible mechanisms.  The foremost theory is that of the chronic stress reaction, in which neurotransmitters in the brain become imbalanced due to stress, resulting in various pathologies.  Research has indicated that CES may restore these neurotransmitters back into normal balance, thus reducing or eliminating stress.  It has been suggested that stress is thought to underlie as much as 90% or the illnesses seen today.

 

CES FAQ, or Frequently Asked Questions, can be accessed by clicking here.