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Posted by Marc Boucher on June 4, 2006, at 10:59:43

In reply to Re: CES Julie1977, posted by Elroy on June 3, 2006, at 14:08:57

I've made use of a CES device ( CES ultra) for couple of months now. It's prescribed by Dr. Braverman. In my personal case, I know it helps with relaxation, despite the change being somewhat subtle--that is after 15 minutes into the session, I start noticing a more relaxed overall state. Mind you, it's said to bring about progressive relaxation. It's no worsened my dysthymia at all, though back when I started to use te device, my anxiety levels at that time were so morbid, that initially, It felt like the device was making my anxiety worse. I later found out that if my baseline anxiety was not hihg, I would derive a positive experience with the CES, where as when my anxiety was soaring, I would get very anxious while using the device, and had palpiations. At that point I'd think that the CES was causing all of it, but I was wrong.

Further, I've tried Dr. Braverman's placement of electrodes ; one electrode over the left radial pulse and the next smack dab in between the eyes, about 1/2'' above eyebrows. Then, recently I've tried the ear clips. I've to say that I think both methods work, yet I think Dr. Braverman's placement of electrodes provides better results, but I'm still not sure about it though.

Despite what i said above, I'm somewhat disapointed to find virtually no third party testimonials over the internet, through forums, or from other neutral parties. The take-home message is that those device, despite what Dr. Braverman claims, have to be used with caution. The lack of evidence, and information (except from the manufacturers' websites) makes me doubtful about their long term effects/consequences.

If their positive effects on depression and anxiety was compelling, it would seem to me that more users would make their experience known to others still battling depression/anxiety, through the internet.

I urge any other users on this forum to share in his/her experience.





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