It is funny you brought this topic up today. I just went to Michigan to see Dr. Lerner with someone else who is sick. She had an alpha-stim in the car with her. She uses it twice a day. Her husband drove us and she used while we were driving.
She says it has helped enormously with her anxiety, depression and even with her pain. She said she used to take xanax everyday, and has cut it back a lot with this alpha-stim.
I am going to check into it. She said she bought hers used. I looked online and they were fairly expensive.
I continue to use my alpha-stim everyday (2-3 times), and find it to be very helpful. Before discovering it, I had contemplated going back on clonazepam (a benzodiazapine drug) to try to settle down some of the hyperactivity (probably excessive neuronal firing) in my brain.
I've been able to forestall this idea of going back on clonazepam (generic klonopin) since starting the alpha-stim. I'm grateful because I did not like some of the "stupor" side effects from clonazepam.
Let me know if you have any questions about the alpha stim. I got mine refurbished with a warranty for around $500 or so.
FYI: I have FMS/CFS/LYME and my husband has painfully sore muscles from doing hard physical work for the last forty years. We did not have the positive experience some here have had.
My husband and I rented the most expensive Alpha-Stim with the payments going toward purchase. We both used it at least once daily for over two months with no results. I called for support help several times to make sure we were using it right and we were.
Unless you can sit around holding the stim wands on your body in various contorted positions you will need to use the electrode patches. We have to get things done and could not just sit and do nothing for long periods, so we used wands only a few times weekly. The cost of replacing electrode patches all the time is quite a bit, esp. for hairy people like my hubby, and that is a permanently repeating cost the owner must bear. One patch only lasts for 3 uses max.
We sent it back, but we had already lost a lot of money.