Complimentary and Alternative Treatment Methods

Therapists at NWC are trained in a variety of Complementary and Alternative Methods (CAM) of treating patients for various issues.  Our Alpha-Stim Device has been very effective in decreasing symptoms of anxiery, depression, and stress.  Below is an article sharing a veteran’s path to healing using the Alpha-Stim device.  We would love to further explore the use of this CAM for your treatment needs.  NWC owns several of these devices for in office use, however the CES device can also be purchased at a discounted rate through our office for personal use.

DAKOTA MEYER ENDORSES ALPHA-STIM

Anxiety can have a crippling effect on veterans of war and service members involved in operations. Post-traumatic stress (PTS) often becomes a cycle of despair, intrusive memory followed by efforts to numb it till it breaks out again. Hypervigilance kept the veteran alive in dangerous situations but can cause changes in the biochemistry of the brain.Dakota Meyer, a marine veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, opened up on Instagram about his personal struggle with anxiety. After seeking help and expressing a desire for a non-drug treatment, his counselor prescribed Alpha-Stim. Two months after use, Meyer says that his anxiety is much improved, as is his quality of life.”So I don’t talk about it much because it’s definitely something I’m not proud of, but I have a rough time with anxiety. I just started this new Alpha-Stim treatment. It’s the only thing that I have found so far that’s not medication that helps a ton. I just wanted to share in case you all are looking for something,” Meyer said on February 13, 2017, using hashtags like #lookoutforoneanother and #anxietyhelp.Scores of veterans and civilians alike have replied with words of support and encouragement, including comments such as:

Anxiety can have a crippling effect on veterans of war and service members involved in operations. Post-traumatic stress (PTS) often becomes a cycle of despair, intrusive memory followed by efforts to numb it till it breaks out again. Hypervigilance kept the veteran alive in dangerous situations but can cause changes in the biochemistry of the brain.Dakota Meyer, a marine veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, opened up on Instagram about his personal struggle with anxiety. After seeking help and expressing a desire for a non-drug treatment, his counselor prescribed Alpha-Stim. Two months after use, Meyer says that his anxiety is much improved, as is his quality of life.”So I don’t talk about it much because it’s definitely something I’m not proud of, but I have a rough time with anxiety. I just started this new Alpha-Stim treatment. It’s the only thing that I have found so far that’s not medication that helps a ton. I just wanted to share in case you all are looking for something,” Meyer said on February 13, 2017, using hashtags like #lookoutforoneanother and #anxietyhelp.Scores of veterans and civilians alike have replied with words of support and encouragement, including comments such as:

  • “Nothing to be ashamed of!”
  • “They hooked me up with one too. It’s incredible the drugs the Va. wants to put me on. Trying not to fall back into that trap.”
  • “People who don’t have it can’t possibly understand what we go through.”
  • “Just got one of these from Semper Fi Fund as well, it’s great for pain too.”
  • “Thank you for posting this. As a Soldier that deals with this, I can relate. And I’m sure so many other of our military brother and sisters can as well.”
  • “Thank you for sharing!!!! I suffer from anxiety. I’m definitely going to purchase.”

While Alpha-Stim is currently available in more than half of the VAs across the nation, it’s his opinion that everyone should have access to this treatment. Others agree, including Lila Massoumi, MD, Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine (CAM).”I recommend the Alpha-Stim device primarily. Many of my patients have PTSD, and I have found no medication treatment better for PTSD than Alpha-Stim*,” Massoumi said.

*Massoumi L. Benefits of Alpha-Stim. The Carlat Report: Psychiatry. 2016; 14(11 &12): 1,4-5