How it helps
Our patented technology treats the brain electrically. Using comfortable stimulation, our technology works by harnessing the brain’s electrical system. Published studies show that the therapy, called Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation, modulates brain function and cognitive processes by entraining neural oscillations and inducing long-term synaptic plasticity. The Fisher Wallace device may be used safely in conjunction with medication or as a standalone therapy.
Convenient yet powerful
To use our device, patients simply use our 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 our 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 medications.
The science behind it
No serious side effects
Over 100,000 people have used the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® in the United States, and over 14,000 licensed healthcare providers have been prescribing our medical device since 2009.
The device has been on the market for decades without any reports of long-term negative effects. Many patients have used the device for years, and less than 1% of patients have reported experiencing a mild, temporary headache or dizziness when using the device.
Additionally, although not a side effect, improper use of the device may result in minor skin irritation beneath the electrode sites - this can occur if the sponges are not thoroughly wet before use or if the scalp and/or hair are not clean.
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What is the recommended treatment protocol?
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.
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.
May I use the device in combination with medication?
Yes. The device does not negatively interact with any medication and may be safely used with antidepressants and/or other medications. Do not reduce or stop taking your medication without first speaking to your doctor.
Is there anyone who should NOT use the device?
Patients who have implanted, electronic medical devices, such as an implanted nerve stimulator or pacemaker, should not use the device, as the device may interfere with implanted electronic devices. The device should not be used if you have demand or sensing type cardiac pacemakers.
- This device should not be used around the Carotid sinus.
- If you have known or suspected heart disease, you should not use the Stimulator®.
- If you are pregnant, you should not use the Stimulator®.
- If you have reacted poorly to the idea of electrical stimulation of any kind, you should not use this device.
- Discontinue use if your skin becomes irritated around either electrode site.
- This device must be used only for the purpose for which a physician or healthcare professional has prescribed or authorized.
- This device must only be used by the person for whom the prescription or authorization has been written.