GPA, in partnership with Spring Social Prescribers, is offering Alpha-Stim AID, a safe, clinically proven and approved medical device for patients with anxiety to use at home for up to 8 weeks.
The Alpha-Stim AID is a mobile phone-sized handheld device that uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES). It calms and relaxes the body through tiny electric currents applied via soft pad clips to both earlobes, for up to an hour a day. The treatment is non-invasive, medication-free, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments.
The Alpha-Stim AID has been evaluated by NICE who say evidence shows using the Alpha-Stim AID relieves anxiety symptoms and the Alpha-Stim AID is considered a safe device. Patients can use the device within the comfort of their own home and it can be easily incorporated into daily routines, often being used whilst doing everyday tasks, thereby lessening disruptions to daily life.
The use of Alpha-Stim AID launched on Thursday 1st of June. Eligible patients will be those with long-term conditions which are impacting their wellbeing, and who are accessing support via the SPRING Social Prescribing service (eligibility for this service are people with physical long-term conditions) in Northampton.
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Data will be collected from consenting patient wellbeing scores, case studies, and Social Prescribers to ensure the service offered is continually improved.