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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fight PTSD with CES

Since I am writing these all in advance I have no idea how I am doing. Probably got some heavy cabin fever at this point! Now this guest post is a little different... Katie, the Outreach Coordinator from Wallace Fisher Laboratories contacted me about this. I know there are many men and women in the military dealing with PTSD so I thought I would put it out there for any of you, just in case... it is a little pricey but if you have a perscription it may cut the cost, there is also a military discount offered.

Top doctors prescribe the Fisher Wallace Stimulator to treat insomnia, anxiety and depression (as well as chronic pain). Our device has been shown to stimulate the brain's production of serotonin and dopamine (click for research) while causing no serious side effects. Cleared by the FDA in 1991, our device is portable and often reduces symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and depression within 1 - 4 weeks of daily or twice daily use. You may return the device for a full refund within 60 days of receipt if it does not successfully treat your symptoms. A prescription is required in the United States. Please fax prescriptions to (800) 657-7362. The following practitioners may prescribe our device: Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and most Chiropractors and Acupuncturists. If you have questions, please call (212) 688 - 8100. Military families will receive a $200 discount by entering the coupon code FW495 during the online checkout process.

"I was a slave to sleep medications for over twenty years. After just one week of twice daily use of the Fisher Wallace Cranial Stimulator, I started cutting back on the sleep meds. For nearly eight months now, I've been completely off the medications, sleeping longer and waking more rested than ever."
- Mike Davis, Vietnam Veteran (US Army, Retired) & Founder of Vietnam Combat Veterans, Ltd. / VET-NET

Here is the copy of the letter I received with the information...it is from Dr. Richard Brown who is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center re: how the device treats symptoms of PTSD.

Richard P. Brown, MD


30 East End Avenue (between 80th and 81st)
New York, NY 10028
Ph: (212) 737-0821; Fax: (845) 331-3562

Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator

In Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), the stress response system malfunctions with excess sympathetic activity and subnormal parasympathetic activity. This imbalance in the nervous system leads to high levels of stress, anxiety, anger, over reactivity, poor judgment, impulsivity, and difficulty sleeping.

The Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator (CES) induces a calmer, more meditative pattern of brain waves. It also stimulates the parasympathetic part of the nervous system which counteracts the stress response. Therefore, it calms both the body and the mind. This reduces the physical symptoms of PTSD such as rapid pulse, shaking, sweating, or a knot in the stomach. It also addresses psychological symptoms by reducing anxiety, restlessness, agitation, anger, depression, and sleep problems. Furthermore, the improvements in emotion regulation reduce the risk of inappropriate impulsive, aggressive behaviors.

Use of the CES releases gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA), the brain’s major anxiety reducing neurotransmitter. In addition, it releases serotonin, which inhibits inappropriate actions. Moreover, it releases beta-endorphins, which tone the stress response system and induce peaceful, positive mood states, thereby reducing the need to use substances of abuse.

As a noninvasive, easy to use procedure with minimal side effects, the CES device has significant therapeutic value in the treatment of PTSD.


Richard P. Brown, MD
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

You can find more information on their website, www.fisherwallace.com and their most recent article in the Wall Street Journal.


  1. I wonder if it does anything for bipolar disorder?

  2. I just bought my stimulator 2 days ago and its already let me sleep 4 hours before 4am. I wish I could use it again but you can use it twice a day with 6 hours apart from each treatment. I also feel more focused and calm, this thing I great and I am looking forward to seeing how I feel a month from now.
    I have a theory on how this thing works. Our brains run off electrical pulses. When your brain is messed up then your electrical pulses are not firing right. So crap in and crap out and my life sucks. Now this devices hijacks my brain and makes it fly straight for 20 minutes with small shocks. Like clay the brain slowly shapes back into a better working order.
    well that my theory.


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