I used to go for my morning stroll with my iPod on (Little Dragon, if you’re asking), but now I take my FDA-approved Alpha-Stim out for a 40-minute blast. I do this because it stops me smoking early in the morning and this in turn sets up the tone for a smoke-free day.
The light-weight device looks like an 80s Walkman, a small silvery device with LED screen and dangling earclips. To use it you, simply clip the device on your ears and experience the microcurrents to help calm you and – alas! – beat your cravings.
Calming microcurrents and silvery devices may seem like something out of the Matrix, but it’s real and it works. Current science is backing up the Alpha-Stim in both the UK and the US. It’s a tiny microcurrent device that treats cigarette addiction in between 20 and 60 minutes and all you need is some batteries.
William S. Eidelman, M.D., an American addiction specialist coined the term “Addiction Antidote” after watching a treatment device repeatedly and reliably dissolve cravings for cigarettes in patient after patient, in up to 2000 smokers. Physical cravings for cigarettes dissolved 94% of the time, usually in two minutes.
Eidelman was inspired by Dr Margaret A. Patterson, MBE, MBChB, FRCS, a researcher from Scotland, who accidentally discovered that a small electric current to the brain cured heroin addiction. She successfully got rock stars off heroin. So Dr Eidelman decided to try this technique with a patient addicted to smoking, using the Alpha-Stim (AS).
Not only is the Alpha-Stim backed up by real science, but it puts patients in control too. You can go from an addiction that has a strength of 8/10, down to a strength of 0/10 in as little as 2 minutes.
Dr Eidelman has devised a 2-step programme: step 1 – decide now that you’re quitting, step 2 – whenever the craving starts, put the AS on. The craving will have gone within minutes. A 20 minute painless treatment keeps the craving away for 2 to 12 hours. Sufferers usually use the device 3-7 times a day at first, but by the fourth day addicts won’t tend to need it as much. And between 1 and 4 weeks, the craving has stopped coming back. The AS is very convenient and portable and is safe to use in your own home, once instructed.
In a study conducted by Eidelman, he found that in the first group of 400 smokers, 94% said that their craving was completely gone within the 20-minute Alpha-Stim treatment.
Back in the UK, Richard Morley, one of the UK’s leading clinical hypnotherapists and tutor at the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy has been using the Alpha-Stim successfully to treat smoking addiction. He comments: “I believe the Alpha-Stim works by eradicating the anxiety behind the craving. The ex-smoker feels calmer and hence doesn’t need the cigarette.”
Daily CES treatment with the Alpha-Stim is available from £35 a month. For more information please visit www.alpha-stim.co.uk or call 01487 208041.