How It Works
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is a brain stimulation medical device that is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia. It works by stimulating serotonin production, alpha wave production and the default mode network while lowering cortisol, as proven in multiple published studies. The device is used for 20 minutes per treatment session: once during the day to treat depression or anxiety, and/or two hours before bedtime to treat insomnia.
Quick Start Guide
- Open the battery cover and insert 2 AA batteries according to the diagram.
- Plug the wires into the device and snap the plastic sponge electrode receptacles to the other end of the wires.
- Submerge the sponge receptacles (with sponge inside each) into a cup of water OR place the sponge receptacles under running tap water. Squeeze out excess water.
- Put on the headband and adjust the fit.
- Slide each sponge electrode underneath the headband, above the sideburn, so that the bottom of the electrode is slightly higher than the top of ear (see photo).
- Turn on the device by rotating the dial counter-clockwise until two yellow level lights are flashing. This is level 2.
- You may engage in quiet activities such as reading, watching TV or meditation during the stimulation session.
- After 20 minutes, the device will shut off automatically (with a beep). Rotate the dial clockwise into the “off” position.