Personal Testimonials

Jo Ann,

I am writing to let you know how I am doing. Within the last week, I have been able to stop taking any sleep medication. Yeah! I had started taking Ambien CR in November of 2007 and even that did not work well for me. At one point, I was taking the Ambien CR, lorezapam, and Seroquil (low dose) to have a decent sleep. I started using the Alpha-Stim in September of 2008 because I had been struggling with anxiety and depression as well as the insomnia. Over time, I was able to stop the Seroquil, then the lorazepam, and cut back to regular Ambien (10 mg.) Eventually, I reduced the Ambien to 5mg. and now I am sleeping without anything except a cup of green tea at night. Not every night is perfectly restful, but I feel better in the morning because I don’t have that “hangover” feeling. The Alpha-Stim has also helped me, along with medication, with my anxiety and depression. The Alpha-Stim totally relaxes me and I generally drift off to sleep while it is on. I use it almost daily for an hour. I am hoping soon that I will be able to cut back on the anti-depressants too. Thanks for all your help and support. I am doing my best to get the word out about Alpha-Stim. I think it is great.
Have a good week.

Cheryl F.N.
Frederick, MD

Client report using AS-SCS for insomnia, Two weeks of daily use-

"Thanks JoAnn!  I used it for an hour yesterday as instructed at 5:00 PM and tried to go to sleep at 10:00... at 10:45 was still awake, so I took 1/2 an ambien as I was at the point I HAD to sleep.  I slept for 11 hours.  Tonight I will do as you instructed in this last email and will pick up the L-Theanine.  I so appreciate your help. "
J. N.   Cameron Park, California  

Same client reports after 3 weeks of AS-SCS use for Insomnia-

Hi JoAnn,  Well things are changing!  I have felt a burst of energy after using the Alpha-Stim the last few mornings!  Yesterday I did 40 minutes on "4" and it was too much.  I thought I was going to burst.  So I am taking it back to 20 to 25 minutes. The last 2 nights my sleep has been changing!  And last night I feel asleep right when I went to bed for the first time in over a month.  I slept on and off all night - probably got about 4 to 5 hours sleep, but the sleep was very deep.  So, I am very excited and hopeful! Just thought I would share the good news...
J. N. Cameron Park, California

Follow up from same client about insomnia after using AS-SCS for insomnia-
Thanks JoAnn,  I slept 9 hours straight last night!
J. N. Cameron Park, California  

I started working with JoAnn for an anxiety disorder.  I was able to experience for the first time with biofeedback what it was like to live without anxiety.  It felt like a fog had been lifted.  I didn’t know that this new way to live existed.  Still having some occasional anxiety, JoAnn suggested that I might benefit further from the use of Alpha-Stim.  I was reluctant at first because it seemed too simple, but I liked the research behind it, and tried it.  I use it while reading, cleaning the house, eating lunch or just relaxing.  I feel more calm and centered and can think more clearly after using Alpha-Stim.  What a great alternative to medication!  My entire experience of working with JoAnn has changed the way I live life.  She is a strong, positive, compassionate, authentic woman who knows what life has to offer and has helped me to see that for myself. 

Thank you JoAnn, my family thanks you too!  
Lorie M, Tampa Florida

Having experienced the calming effects of the biofeedback program, I was reluctant to stop the sessions.  

JoAnn’s suggestion that I try the Alpha-stim was among the best advice I have ever been given.  I used it on a ritualized schedule for months, and there was no doubt in my mind that it was working to keep me calm and focused.   For one reason or another, however, I had a span of about 2 weeks when I found it “inconvenient” to use the Alpha-stim on my regular basis.  Although I did not realize it at the time, the results were dramatic.  I began having a great deal of difficulty breathing and was experiencing pressure in the center of my chest.  I attributed it to the affects of the antihistamines that I was once again taking because it was allergy season.  My husband was quick to remind me that it is ALWAYS  allergy season for me.  I quickly realized that the only thing that was different was my not using the Alpha-Stim, and when I spoke with JoAnn, she told me to reduce the number on the Alpha-stim to a 1 or 2.  With the first day’s use, the pressure was relieved by the end of the hour’s session.  By the end of the second day’s session, the pressure and the breathing difficulties were both gone – totally gone! The most amazing thing about the Alpha-stim for me has been the increased awareness of anxiety in my life.  

The Alpha-stim has allowed me to control feelings of anxiety without drugs.  Anxiety was once a way of life for me, the “normal” way to feel, and I never really knew how very much anxiety controlled my life and my decisions.  There is a peace of mind in knowing that this simple-to-use, non-invasive little piece of equipment is always available to me.  The probes eliminated physical pain in my back and my feet within 10 minutes, and the Alpha-stim ear pieces afford me consistent, instantly accessible relief of stressful feelings.  It is the closest thing to a “medical cure” that I could ask for at an affordable price.  

It has more than increased my quality of life; it has given me my life back!

E.A.P.  Naples, Florida

Dear JoAnn, Thank you for helping me with the Alpha-stim purchase and follow up coaching sessions. After using the alpha-stim SCS unit, it  me realize how people who have no anxiety get to live life and to me that is just so awesome to not have anxiety and be nervous all the time. I wish I could stay like this forever. I do so much more things because my first feelings “aren't nervousness”, so I just do things without having to think about it so much. Like I told you, it just takes all those fears away that come with anxiety.

To me anxiety is just something that holds a person back from being themselves. Thanks again!!

M.  Anilona  Bonita Springs, Florida


My mood has definitely improved. It seems I don't have that irritability so much from the depression. No sleepless nights either. I'll continue at the same settings and keep you up to date on my progress. Again, thank you for your advice. This is after 2 days...  

Hi JoAnn,    

I completed my first week of use. I'm finding improvement in all areas, depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. I would recommend this to anyone who has any of these problems. Can't wait to complete another week. :)  After being on anti-depressants for 30+ years, I wasn't getting the results I or my doctor expected. That's when I came across the Biofeedback Center of Florida and the Alpha-Stim 100. I called them and they were very helpful in getting an Alpha-Stim 100 to me. I've been using the Alpha-Stim 100 for only eight days and am already feeling better. It's helped me with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress. Now I finally have hope again that I can beat all of these things that affect my life on a daily basis.    

I can't thank you enough for helping me. :)  

Michael DeAmelio Brooklyn,  NY

Hi JoAnn,    

Well, I'm in my third week using the Alpha-Stim 100 and for the first time in a very long time I can say my depression is MILD. I use a scale to gauge my depression as follows:   0 = (None) 1-3 = Mild 4-7 = Moderate 8-10 = Severe   There is no doubt in my mind now that it is in the 1-3 range. Anxiety and insomnia are almost non-existent now. I remember telling my doctor that if I can only get into the mild range, I would be happy. Well, HERE I AM!! I will keep you posted. :)  


I had been in almost constant pain for over three weeks, which an MRI confirmed was due to a “pinched nerve.”  Even with oral steroids for five days, pain medication every four to six hours, physical therapy and massage, the pain was almost unbearable.  After a single Alpha Stim treatment by JoAnn followed by overnight use that same night, the difference was dramatic!  The next day, I still had pain, but on the second day after the treatment, the pain was gone…and it never returned!  

I can't thank you enough, JoAnn!
Mrs. Freeman Tampa, Florida