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Kris Zurek (SNHS) Member of Microscopy Practitioners Association, Holistic Health Therapist

Karen Stewart Holistic Health Therapist

Holistic Health Centre,
Cloonloo, Boyle,
Co. Sligo.

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CES ULTRA – For Improved Brain Function

CES stands for Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. It is a simple and noninvasive approach to stress management, anxiety, addictions, depression and problems with sleep.

Q: What is CES most immediate action?

A: CES’s most immediate impact is reduction of anxiety. For most, it is experienced in the course of treatment; for others, hours, or several days after. CES leaves you feeling both relaxed and alert. The effect differs from pharmaceutical treatments in that people report feeling their bodies as lighter and more relaxed and their mind more alert and clear. Results are cumulative and lasting.

For those suffering from depression and anxiety, it means relief with none of the unpleasant side effects of prescription drugs and without the risks of becoming addicted to the pills.

For those seeking nothing more than a good night’s sleep, it is an alternative to habit-forming tranquilizers. For a public increasingly concerned with the effects of stress on physical health and emotional well-being, it provides a way of addressing that stress in a safe and effective manner.

How CES Ultra can act as an alternative to medications?

A: CES Ultra stimulates the brain to produce its own neurotransmitters like Serotonin, Dopamine, Acetylcholine and Endorphins. Thus greater chemical balance is achieved resulting in distressing and the improvement of moods.

Q: Can CES be used for disorders other than depression, anxiety, insomnia, addictions?

A: Yes, CES can be and has been used to indirectly assist any condition which is stress-related. Additionally, studies have confirmed direct effects with chronic pain management, Fibromyalgia, traumatic brain injury, ADHD. There are also some positive effects reported by users suffering with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Q: How to use CES Ultra and what to expect?

A: CES Ultra employs mild battery-powered electrical stimulation through clip-on electrodes attached to the earlobes or pre-gelled electrodes placed behind the ears. Current flow is limited so that the most a user will experience during the process is a slight tingling sensation. CES gently adds energy back to all parts of the brain, helping return you to the optimum state in effect before stresors were activated.

The CES Ultra is very advanced, simple tou use and the most affordable CES instrument currently available.

To view other proven effects of CES and references please scroll down to the bottom of this page

New Technologies for the Treatment of Mental Health


Read What Others Are Saying About the CES Ultra:

CES Ultra thumb up “Thanks to the CES Ultra, I’ve recently been able to wean myself off of SSRI medication. I’m so glad to have found CES. It’s unbelievable how much better it works than medication. It just amazes me that the public isn’t really aware of these devices and their effectiveness… What I wouldn’t give to have had one of these about 15 years ago; if I’d only known. Thanks for making a great product.” ~ Alan M.

CES Ultra thumb up “I am so glad that a friend of mine directed me to The CES Ultra. I have been astonished with the results. Within a few weeks I noticed a big improvement in my memory and I was more focused and alert while studying. What a great product!” ~ Dana K.


Contact us today to find out more about how the CES Ultra can reduce the stress in your life and help you once more operate at peak efficiency.

CES ULTRA - brain function device - OUT OF STOCK
CES ULTRA - brain function device - OUT OF STOCK
The CES Ultra is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. In full compliance with all FDA rules and regulations, Neuro-Fitness LLC. You can avail of a discount if you pay in cash.
Price: €420.00


Comments from professionals: 

“CES is the doorway to good health. It works as an important adjunct in programs invoking nutrients, hormones, and medications. Its multiplicity of health benefits include: induction of relaxation response; exertion of control over frontal lobe behavior and modulating hormone levels…When amino acid supplementation is coupled with CES therapy, this combination is a potentially potent therapeutic regimen for anti-aging.”

~ Eric Braverman, M.D. – Director, PATH Medical, Author, The Edge Effect

“I have professionally worked with CES for twenty years and found it to be a very effective tool for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I also found it to have profound implications in addressing chronic pain, head injuries and PTSD. In a study on ADHD which I personally conducted, CES reduced both state and trait anxiety significantly and enhanced cognitive capabilities, gains which lasted six months after treatment. CES is very safe and has none of the negative side effects of some psychopharmacological interventions. It should be part of every mental health professionals’ treatment protocol.”

~ Charles McCusker, Ph,D. – Licensed Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah

The CES Ultra Experience

The first thing you’ll notice about using the CES Ultra is a pleasant tingling sensation and the feeling of gradual relaxation that comes with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES). Within the first two to three days, you’ll enjoy better sleep patterns, falling asleep quicker at night with fewer waking periods, and awakening in the morning feeling rested. You’ll also notice an elevation in your mood and being prone to less nervous energy and frenetic behavior, if those symptoms have been present.

By the end of the first week, you can expect a pleasant, detached state and quieting of the mind with better impulse control and a greater sense of balance, centeredness, and calm. You’ll also experience fewer episodes of irrational anger, irritability, depression, and mood swings. By weeks two and three, mental confusion will diminish. You’ll notice heightened clarity, alertness, and ability to focus. Your ability to concentrate on tasks will improve, you’ll learn at an accelerated rate, and you’ll be back to your normal state of information recall.

Initial Usage

  • Pleasant tingling sensation
  • Gradual relaxation

First 2-3 Days:

  • Normalization of sleep patterns
  • Decreased nervous energy and frenetic behavior
  • Faster onset of sleep on going to bed
  • Feeling of being rested on waking in the morning
  • Elevation of mood
  • Fewer and shorter periods of waking at night

Week 1:

  • Diminished depression and mood swings
  • Fewer episodes of irrational anger and irritability
  • Improved impulse control
  • Greater sense of balance, centeredness, and calm
  • A pleasant, detached state and quieting of the mind

Weeks 2 and 3

  • Diminished mental confusion
  • Heightened clarity and alertness
  • Improved task concentration
  • Normalized information recall
  • Heightened ability to focus
  • Increased mental energy
  • Accelerated learning
  • Individual results may vary.


More testimonials from the users

“Thank you for taking the time to follow up with me. It is great to see effort of people such as yourself to help others with their sleep problems. I have used the machine for almost three months now, usually on a weekly basis. Now I only use it when I find difficulty falling asleep. I turn the device on and within 30 minutes I am asleep. For 15 years I have had constant sleep problems and now thanks to your machine, I am able to get a good night’s sleep.”~ Sherry M.

“I work in a high-stress environment. My job has thrown my body-clock totally out of whack. I hadn’t been able to get a good solid night’s sleep for many months. I don’t believe in taking sleeping pills, so when a friend recommended that I try the CES Ultra, I was eager to do so. After only a few times using it while watching TV, I noticed the effect almost immediately. It began to restore my sleep patterns back to normal…” ~ Susan K.


Q: What are the features and advantages of CES-Ultra?

A: They are numerous:

  • Simple to operate
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Push-button timer: 30, 45 and continuous
  • Single-control setting
  • Comfortable ear-clips or pre-gelled electrodes
  • Rugged construction
  • Fitted carrying case
  • Compact portability for hand-held use or carrying in a pocket
  • Low-battery indicator
  • Uses a standard 9-volt battery
  • The most affordable on the market

Q: How CES-Ultra affects the brain?

A: The exact mechanism by which CES-Ultra produces effects is not fully known. However, based on previous and ongoing studies, it appears that the CES-Ultra microcurrent waveform activates particular groups of nerve cells located at the brainstem, a site at the base of the brain that sits atop of the spinal cord. These groups of nerve cells produce the chemicals serotonin and acetylcholine, which can affect the chemical activity of nerve cells that are both nearby and at more distant sites in the nervous system. In fact, these cells are situated to control the activity of nerve pathways that run up into the brain and that course down into the spinal cord.

By changing the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, CES-Ultra appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others. This neurological ‘fine tuning’ is called modulation, and occurs either as a result of, or together with the production of a certain type of electrical activity pattern in the brain known as an alpha state which can be measured on brain wave recordings (EEG). Such alpha rhythms are accompanied by feelings of calmness, relaxation and increased mental focus. The neurological mechanisms that are occurring during the alpha state appear to decrease stress-effects, reduce agitation and stabilize mood, and control both sensations and perceptions of particular types of pain.

These effects can be produced after a single treatment, and repeated treatments have been shown to increase the relative strength and duration of these effects. In some cases, effects have been stable and permanent, suggesting that the electrical and chemical changes evoked by CES-Ultra have led to a durable re-tuning back to normal function.


CES ULTRA - brain function device - OUT OF STOCK
CES ULTRA - brain function device - OUT OF STOCK
The CES Ultra is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. In full compliance with all FDA rules and regulations, Neuro-Fitness LLC. You can avail of a discount if you pay in cash.
Price: €420.00


If you are looking to check how do you score on the Brain Test, please visit this page: Brain Function Assessment



Research Papers:

Effects of cranial electrotherapy stimulation on resting state brain activity

A Pilot Study of Safety and Efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in Treatment of Bipolar II Depression

Feasibility of Using Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Pain in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease

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