Effective Without the Side Effects of Medication
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is a cranial electrotherapy stimulation device that treats depression and anxiety by gently stimulating the brain to produce serotonin - the same neurochemical that is increased by antidepressant medication (SSRIs). The device also stimulates the production of GABA, a neurochemical that reduces anxiety. By using the device for 20 minutes, once or twice a day, most patients in published studies succeeded in reducing or eliminating depression and anxiety symptoms within two weeks.
Preferred by Top Hospitals and Psychiatrists
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is approved for use in eleven of New York City's largest hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital. Over 1500 board-certified psychiatrists prescribe the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to their patients to use at home. Many psychiatrists prescribe the device in conjunction with medication in order to improve upon the medication's efficacy.
Easy to Use
The device is extremely easy to use and the stimulation feels pleasant during the 20-minute treatment session, often causing the patient to feel immediately relaxed. Patients may read a book, watch TV, use the computer or engage in other quiet activities during the treatment session.
Similar to how pharmaceutical drugs must be FDA-Approved to enter the market, medical devices must be FDA-Cleared. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is FDA-Cleared for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia. It also has separate FDA clearance to treat pain on the body. The only patients who are not qualified to use the device are those with implanted medical devices, such as a pacemaker or vagus nerve stimulator. Watch the video in the How It Works section (below) to see how easy it is to use.
The Non-Sedative Alternative to Sleep MedicationThe Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of insomnia. The device works by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals that are used by the brain to restore and maintain healthy sleep cycles. In published studies, most patients experience improvement in sleep quality during the first week of daily use. If you do not suffer from insomnia and only use the device to treat depression or anxiety, it will not make you drowsy. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is effective in treating the following forms of insomnia:
- CHRONIC INSOMNIA: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep three or more nights per week.
- ONSET INSOMNIA: Difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night.
- COMORBID INSOMNIA: Insomnia that occurs in conjunction with depression or anxiety.
- MAINTENANCE INSOMNIA: Difficulty staying asleep through the night (waking up often or waking up too early).
- ACUTE INSOMNIA: Temporary difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as the result of traveling or a life event.
Preferred by Top Hospitals and Psychiatrists
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is approved for use in eleven of New York City's largest hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital. Over 1500 board-certified psychiatrists prescribe the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to their patients to use at home.
Similar to how pharmaceutical drugs must be FDA-Approved to enter the market, medical devices must be FDA-Cleared. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is FDA-Cleared for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and depression. It also has separate FDA clearance to treat pain on the body. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® may be used safely in conjunction with any medication and has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies. The only patients who are not qualified to use the device are those with implanted medical devices, such as a pacemaker or vagus nerve stimulator. Watch the video in the How It Works section (below) to see how easy it is to use the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.
Effective Anxiety Relief
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of anxiety. By using the device for 20 minutes, twice a day, most patients are able to reduce or eliminate anxiety within the first week or two, including symptoms associated with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The device treats anxiety by stimulating the brain's production of serotonin, GABA, beta-endorphins and other neurotransmitters that help reduce anxiety. The stimulation feels pleasant during the 20-minute treatment session, often causing the patient to feel immediately relaxed.
The device is non-addictive and may be used safely in conjunction with medication or as a stand alone therapy. It causes no serious side effects and has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies.
Advanced Pain Relief
Although the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is used on the head to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia, it is used on the body to treat pain. The device is cleared by the FDA for the symptomatic relief of chronic intractable pain (pain that has persisted for at least 3 months), post-traumatic acute pain (pain caused by an injury) and post-surgical pain. Conditions that qualify to be treated include: Fibromyalgia, Arthritis / Osteoarthritis, Nerve Pain / Neuropathy, Lower Back Pain, Post-Injury Joint Pain and Abdominal Pain.
Many private insurance companies reimburse patients for the purchase of the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® when it is prescribed for pain. The device may be used in conjunction with any medication, causes no serious side effects and has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies.
Consistent Use is Important
In published studies, most patients report a noticeable reduction in depression symptoms within the first two weeks of twice-daily use. If the device does not reduce or eliminate your symptoms within two weeks, you may increase the stimulation setting from Level 2 to Level 4. Once symptoms are eliminated, you may begin using the device on a maintenance basis, several times a week, or on an "as needed" basis. If the device does not reduce or eliminate your symptoms, you may return it for a full refund (within 60 days of receipt).
How to Purchase a Device
You may purchase a device through this website. Before we can ship a device within the United States, the FDA requires that we first receive faxed or emailed medical authorization or a prescription from your doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner (nurse, psychologist, therapist, chiropractor or acupuncturist). You may also obtain convenient over-the-phone authorization. If you live in Canada or Europe, no medical authorization or prescription is required.
Doctor & Patient Testimonials
Does it work? Columbia University psychiatrist Richard P. Brown says he has used the device with 400 severely depressed patients and that more than 70% find relief -- about twice the rate of anti-depressants.
– The Wall Street Journal
Initially I was deep in major depression, found it next to impossible to write or do other professional work, and in spite of my own training and experience, found myself contemplating suicide at times. I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II. I had spoken to my psychiatrist about the possibility of stopping my use of Depakote entirely, and about ECT. Through a Google search I came upon your site, and found the information persuasive. The psychiatrist was at first skeptical [but] after she reviewed your material she said simply "I'm impressed," and faxed you a prescription. I used the device regularly for about two months. Most of the time now I feel relatively cheerful, go to sleep more easily and awaken more refreshed in the morning. I've started exercising physically again, and have done more writing in the last two months than I had done in the previous year. While I sometimes feel sad or elated or angry, my affect is now within normal limits. With the psychiatrist's approval, my wife, 60 years of age, is now using the stimulator. I intend now to use it two or three times a week.
- Paul Fauteck, Psy.D
I have been using the Fisher Wallace device with select patients for about a year. Almost everyone has reported some improvement in sleep and mood. Most remarkable are the patients I have treated for more than a decade who are now experiencing greater relief than ever before.
– Karen Hopenwasser, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
I have had great success using the device to treat severe, chronic insomnia in patients who are resistant to pharmacotherapy. Also, patients who seek a drug-free alternative to treat insomnia have used the Fisher Wallace Stimulator to reduce or eliminate their dependence on prescription drugs.
– Andres San Martin, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center