CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation) is a form of electrotherapy. In the United States, CES is an FDA-cleared treatment option for anxiety and insomnia, and doctors may sometimes recommend it for depression. Many users experience significant improvement in their anxiety and insomnia symptoms through CES therapy. CES uses a gentle, healing electrical frequency to stimulate tissue in the hypothalamus. This frequency helps balance electrical activity in the brain, which promotes healthy serotonin and B-endorphin levels and decreases cortisol. If you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or stuck in “fight or flight” mode, CES could be a safe, effective, and non-habit forming option to help restore your brain and body to a place of calm.
TMS vs. CES vs. tES. That’s a LOT of acronyms! Here’s what they stand for: CES Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation), tES (Transcranial Electrical Stimulation), TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). Three powerful therapies with three different applications. How are they similar? How do they differ? And how can you determine which is the right therapy for you?