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The Fisher Wallace Unit: Worth it?

ImageThe Fisher Wallace Unit.

 

I personally haven’t tried this thing out, because I can’t afford it, and I haven’t done the research. It almost seems too good to be true, so I’ve gone investigating on if this device helps or not. It is said to be used for anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

It is supposed to work relatively fast, they claim it will “relieve your symptoms within 60 days of receipt” or you get a refund(1).

 

How does it work?

It is portable and is considered “cranial electrotherapy stimulation” (CES). The name does sound kind of scary. It is delivers pulses to stimulate the brains production of serotonin and GABA(3) and beta-endorphins, three things that basically make you feel better. (2) It is FDA cleared and appears to have no side effects and has been in use for over 20 years. It is mainly used in depression, anxiety and insomnia but there are reports that it works well for alcohol withdrawal as well. No placebo effect was found(4).

 

It is used twice a day for 20 minutes. It delivers a mild current that is 1/1000th of the jolt given for ECT, so you’re sort of performing ECT on yourself. Let’s go on.. there is no memory loss. One in 500 people said they had a headache after using the CES. If the electrodes aren’t wet enough before being used, there can be irritation because of this. Some people say they feel nothing at all, others say they feel a slight tingling where the electrodes are placed.

 

Cranial Electrotherapy StatisticsImage(5)

 “It is concluded tht CES is a clinically significant addition to the treatment regimen for this patient population.”

 Is this too good to be true?

  1. The purchase price of the device will be refunded, minus a $69.95 processing fee to cover the costs of used disposables (sponges, headband, carry case) and device testing and processing. Shipping charges and the purchase of extra accessories (such as extra sponges) will not be reimbursed.” http://www.fisherwallace.com/cranial-stimulator-refund-policy

  2. http://www.fisherwallace.com/how-cranial-electrotherapy-stimulation-works

  3. GABA: A neurotransmitter that slows down the activity of nerve cells in the brain.

  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3521373

  5. http://www.fisherwallace.com/uploads/Ray_Smith_CES_Monograph.pdf

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7 thoughts on “The Fisher Wallace Unit: Worth it?

  1. Interesting, i saw another unit somewhat like this, there is also the SAD light unit. Headaches were reported from both.

    FDA approved, but does that mean because it appears safe or because it works?

    I would be concerned at when use should be stopped?

  2. You really make it appear so easy together with your
    presentation however I to find this topic to be really one thing which I feel I’d by no means understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking ahead on your next post, I’ll try to
    get the dangle of it!

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