Cranial Electrotherapy is one that involves passing tiny electrical impulses across the base of the skull. A Sunset Malibu clinician performs this therapy by placing electrodes on both ears. Cranial Electrotherapy is FDA approved, and alters the electrical activity of the brain and is considered a safer alternative to drug treatments for conditions such as addiction, depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness. In fact, research shows that it is substantially more effective than medications. The importance of this therapy is because after substance abuse for any period of time, the brain starts to shut down and these tiny electrical impulses help stimulate the brain and “wake” it back up. With consistent treatment, just like with weightlifting, you begin to strengthen your brain and you begin to have positive and comfortable experiences again.
Read about our next therapy: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)