Fisher Wallace’s patented technology treats the brain electrically to relieve depression, anxiety and insomnia. It works by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin and other neurotransmitters required for healthy mood and sleep, while also lowering cortisol and modulating the center brain regions responsible for managing the sympathetic nervous system (known as the “fight or flight” response). Most patients report symptom reduction within the first 1-2 weeks of use. The majority of depression patients also have clinical anxiety as well as clinical insomnia. These conditions are interrelated and our technology is proven to address more than one symptom simultaneously as well as individually.
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® works by gently stimulating your brain to produce certain naturally occurring chemicals that improve mood. One of these chemicals is serotonin, known as the body’s mood regulator. The Stimulator also promotes alpha waves, which have a calming effect on the body. Additionally, the device helps to lower cortisol, your body’s stress hormone.
In terms of treating insomnia, the technology is not a sedative – rather, the device helps your brain produce a restful state that accelerates sleep onset and enables longer periods of sleep and total sleep time (TST). Improving sleep is important in and of itself, and it’s also a critical means of reducing depression and anxiety.
One option to treat depression and anxiety, patients simply use this device for 20 minutes after waking up, and again for 20 minutes before going to bed. Patients who are only treating insomnia use it once a day before bed. Most patients don’t feel the stimulation.
Treatment via this device is easy to fit into your normal routine – resting quietly is best during a treatment session, but it’s fine to do other activities such as reading, watching TV, using the computer, talking on the phone, etc. The device may be safely used with antidepressants and/or other medications.
To treat depression or anxiety, patients should use the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® twice a day for 20 minutes on Level 2, once after waking up for the day and again before bed. To treat insomnia only, patients should use the device for 20 minutes on Level 2 before bed. It is important to create a consistent routine of daily usage.
If symptoms go into remission (no symptoms), patients may continue using the device to maintain results. There are no withdrawal effects associated with decreasing or stopping use of the device.
The device may be safely used with antidepressants and/or other medications. Do not reduce or stop taking your medication without first speaking to your doctor. Feel free to click on the link here to learn more or to order your machine.