Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a noninvasive technology that works by stimulating neural cells to produce neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins and decrease levels of cortisol. The increased production of these neurotransmitters helps to stabilize the hormonal system at the neuronal level. The stimulation used is a current that is close to the current that our bodies naturally produce so there is no adverse side effects or long-term negative effects.
The effects from CES can be felt in some individuals after the first session. Others may not feel effects for several sessions. The benefits of CES are an increase in alpha frequencies and a decrease in delta frequencies, which can be seen as increase in euphoria, alertness, reduced agitation, stabilization of mood, and increased regulation of both sensational and perceptual pain. Because of these benefits, individuals have found relief from the symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression in addition to remediation of certain sleep disorders.