We are now offering a new treatment for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This treatment involves the use of a noninvasive machine process called “Trans-cranial Electrical Stimulation” or “TES”. With no more than the power of your wristwatch, the machine sends a faint direct current inside of the brain. This modulates neuronal activity by triangularly targeting the hypothalamus via electrodes placed on your forehead and both mastoids, increasing both serotonin and and natural opiate levels. These natural opiates are called endorphins and enkephalins.
This means by sending a current deep into the brain, TES boosts brain power by changing and releasing neurotransmitters that help treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It also may have effects in dealing with pain and dropping blood pressure. The treatment is relatively new to the United States, but has been used in Russia for the past twenty years. The majority of its information originates out of St. Petersburg, Russia from Yakov Kats Nelson at Pavlov Institute. The benefits of treatment after just ten, forty minutes sessions may last for years; so far research indicates somewhere in the range of four to five.
Woking with TES, I have done over 200 individual treatments and been in contact with my associates who have done thousands of treatments in the West Palm Beach area. The conclusion is that TES is a well tolerated treatment. It is found to be comforting, and often described as a state of meditation. In fact, most patients feel so calm and relaxed during treatment that they drift off to sleep. People enjoy the results of TES as they notice improvements, and as they finish, it has long-lasting and permanent effects.
WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News – Top Stories – Pill-less, painless procedure brings results for depression, insomnia patients
Story by Lauren Hills / CBS 12 News
WEST PALM BEACH — A trip to the store may not seem like a big deal to most, but for Susan Young, who suffers from severe depression since she was a child, just being out of her home is a victory in itself.
“Feels like trying to live with grief,” Young said. “Don’t want to do anything, nothing is worth doing, no joy, no passion, there’s nothing worthwhile ”
Young has taken medication and pills with little relief and the side effects seem to make it worse.
“I was doing what I had to do, but also weighed more than 200 pounds,” she said. “Very disturbing side effects of medications which added to the depression.”
Dr. Mark Agresti, a psychiatrist in West Palm Beach, has many patients similar to Young, but less than a year ago he started using a new technology on his suffering patients called Nexalin.
“It works by sending electrical current no stronger than what’s in this watch,” Dr. Agresti said. “The current goes into the deep brain structures, and it alters the chemistry of the brain producing treatments for depression, anxiety and insomnia.”
Dr. Agresti suggested Young try and although skeptical, she went for it. The procedure is painless. Dr. Agresti simply puts three electrodes on Young, two behind the ears and one on the forehead. She’s then hooked up a machine that sends electrical currents to the brain for 40 minutes.
“Doesn’t feel like anything, doesn’t hurt at all,” said Young.
She says she was surprised to notice improvements on about the 5th treatment.
“I was getting out of bed, starting to clean up my house, little things like that,” she said.
But it was around the 10th and final session that she says results were amazing.
“I felt good and I have continued to feel good since then, I have a lot more energy,” Young said.
Dr. Agresti says her outcome isn’t uncommon.
“60% of people say it’s dramatic, really life changing, 20% report significant benefits,” he said.
Young says she’s happy to finally have her life back.
“I’ve lost 26 pounds since May, been doing things, my family has noticed the difference, they say I look better, noticed my face looks more relaxed,” said Young.
Young’s depression is severe so she still does take some medications, but has drastically reduced the amount since she had the procedure. Research shows that even five years after a final treatment, patients continue to report feeling well.