Chris Steele

What is Microcurrent Therapy?

Dr Chris Steele

'Getting off the This Morning sofa had become agony': Dr Chris Steele on his osteoarthritis

From article in Daily Mirror as told to Joani Walsh. December 2012

I needed an alternative to painkillers and I’d read about a new Alpha-Stim machine. I’m sceptical about any treatment that hasn’t been tested for years, but there was clinical evidence supporting its use in pain relief.

It uses electrical microcurrents delivered through the central nervous system via clips attached to the earlobes to stimulate production of endorphins – natural brain chemicals that have a morphine-like effect – and increase activity of alpha waves, the frequency along which the brain operates to help us relax. Electrodes attached to pads applied to the point of pain also conduct the microcurrent to increase blood flow and oxygen to the area, reducing inflammation. The clips and pads are connected to a small unit you attach to your belt while you go about your usual routine.

I wore the unit for a few hours the first time – and by the next day the pain was gone. I was amazed. The effects last a few days, but the more you use it, the longer-lasting the results, until you can increase the time between applications. There were no side-effects, either. For full article see:


Alpha-Stim M treatment with probes - Copy (2)

This is an example of how to use the probes:

This shows how the gentle current is used to treat knee pain using the probes. This probe treatment protocol takes only 2 minutes, sometimes this is enough to reduce pain and may need a few repeats. The ear-clips can reduce pain and help enhance the probe protocol. The ear-clips can also help aid better sleep and leave you feeling calm yet alert.

Microcurrent therapy uses a very small electrical current similar to the current that already exists in your body. This therapy helps increase circulation and helps cells function.



The Alpha-Stim treatment uses a tiny microcurrent and has been used for more than 30 years and by over 10 million people worldwide. It has been proved to be safe by many clinical studies, 23 of these have been randomised (double blind placebo) studies. The Alpha-Stim is FDA cleared for the relief of depression, anxiety, insomnia and pain. It is a class 11a type B medical device. For details of these studies and many case histories see



NHS England has approved the Alpha-Stim.

A UK research study about the Alpha-Stim has been published by Prof R. Morris at the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Interventions (IAPT) service.
In 2021 NICE accepted that the Alpha-Stim device is safe and can reduce anxiety but is waiting for one more research study. .


Linda is one of the most experienced Alpha-Stim practitioners in the UK. She trains other Alpha-Stim practitioners.

She is skilled in using both the AID and Alpha-Stim M for a variety of different conditions.

If you have already bought a device and would like to get better results Linda offers an advice service for £30 a month via email, phone or video link.

If you haven't yet bought a device please contact Linda for advice on which device is most suitable for you and how to use the Alpha-Stim. It is important to learn how to use the Alpha-Stim correctly to get the best results. Many people find the 'Owner's manual' doesn't give enough detailed help. She also hires out devices (from £17 a week, depending on the device) to give you a chance to try before you buy, plus the advice from her 10 years of experience.

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