What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation?


Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) was originally an experimental psychiatric treatment. It works by applying a small, pulsed electric current to a person’s head.

It has been claimed to help with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • and insomnia

Although originally an experimental technology CES is now researched all throughout the world with well over one thousand articles published and hundreds of research studies. Research studies have now confirmed that CES does indeed help with anxiety, sleep and numerous other conditions.

Recently the efficacy of CES has been clinically confirmed with many different psychometric tests as well as through meta-analyses conducted at the University of Tulsa and at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University School of Public Health.

How Does Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Work?

With CES, electrodes are placed on the ears at the mastoid near the face (on the fleshy part of your ear). It is proposed that electrical pulses or frequencies directly stimulate the brain in the hypothalamic region. It is said that CES helps to bring the hypothalamus back to a level of homeostasis.

How Can CES Benefit You?

When you suffer from stress, anxiety or lack of sleep the hypothalamus area of your brain becomes unbalanced. This unbalance can affect your:

  • moods
  • emotions
  • cognitive abilities

With CES technology, the current presented through your ears can cause an increase of the brain’s levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine as well as a decrease in its level of cortisol. This stabilizes the neurohormonal system.

Therefore after a single Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation session, people report feeling more alert but very relaxed. Similar to how binaural beat technology works, these states are characterized by increased Alpha and decreased Delta brain waves.

The Future of CES Technology

We have come a long way since CES was first used as an experimental psychiatric treatment. Today CES technology is used in certain devices that have shown to greatly help bring the body out of stress and back into a state of homeostasis resulting in:

  • deep relaxation
  • reduced anxiety
  • more focus and cognitive alertness
  • feelings of happiness
  • improved sleep
  • lower blood pressure
  • regulated body temperature
  • balanced electrolytes
  • balanced body weight

One such device that I have been using for awhile now is called the Sota Bio Tuner. This device is based on technology originally developed in Russia in the 1950’s as a sleep aid. Much research showed that treatment not only helped with sleep but also helped reduce depression and enhanced alertness.

Many years later with far more research, Cranial Electrical Stimulation is now used all over the world for:

  1. neurotransmitter balancing
  2. mood control
  3. IQ increase
  4. improved sleep
  5. drug and alcohol addictions
  6. peak performance
  7. fibromyalgia
  8. TMJ
  9. depression
  10. anxiety
  11. headaches
  12. and much more

There is a lot of fascinating research on the benefits of CES technology and I can only imagine that it will become increasingly popular in the future as a natural and safe method of regulating all of the above conditions.

My personal experience with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation with the Bio Tuner has been extremely good. Read more about my own experiences with CES and the Sota Bio Tuner to learn much more about how this technology can benefit your health and your life.

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