How It Works
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® works by stimulating the brain to produce neurochemicals such as serotonin while lowering cortisol, modulating the brain's Default Mode Network and entraining a calm brainwave state.
The device may be used once or twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening). To treat insomnia, use the device within an hour of bedtime. Consistent daily use in the first 30 days is highly recommended.
If mood and sleep symptoms are reduced but do not go into remission within the first 30 days, patients may continue using the device on a daily basis. If mood and sleep symptoms go into remission (no symptoms), patients may use the device on a “maintenance basis” three to four times per week or on an as-needed basis.
The device may be safely used in conjunction with antidepressants and/or other medications. Patients should not reduce or cease taking medication without first speaking with their doctor.
Quick Start Guide
- Open the battery cover and insert 2 AA batteries according to the diagram.
- Plug the wires into the device and snap the plastic sponge electrode receptacles to the other end of the wires.
- Submerge the sponge receptacles (with sponge inside each) into a cup of water OR place the sponge receptacles under running tap water. Squeeze out excess water.
- Put on the headband and adjust the fit.
- Slide each sponge electrode underneath the headband, above the sideburn, so that the bottom of the electrode is slightly higher than the top of ear (see photo).
- Turn on the device by rotating the dial counter-clockwise until two yellow level lights are flashing. This is level 2.
- You may engage in quiet activities such as reading, watching TV or meditation during the stimulation session.
- After 20 minutes, the device will shut off automatically (with a beep). Rotate the dial clockwise into the “off” position.