Cranial electrotherapy was approved in 1979 by the FDA for treatment of insomnia, anxiety and depression. It is a prescriptive noninvasive electro-medical therapy. Treatment consists of a medical device which sends pulsed weak electric currents to the brain via electrodes. The electrodes are placed on the ear lobes, temples and maxilla-occipital junction. Side effects are rare and include vertigo, headache and skin sensitivity. Treatment efficacy is cumulative, but most patients will show some improvement after the first treatment. It is safe to use with other modalities such as medications, psychotherapy and bio-feedback. Cranial electrotherapy is cost-effective and is easy to use both in the clinical setting and in the patient’s home.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers cranial electrotherapy to her patients. Offices are located in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.