What is NuCalm?
The other week, we overheard a couple of high school students complaining about how stressed out they were. And sure, we get it — exams, SATs, sports — there’s a lot of pressure on kids these days. But isn’t it worrisome that stress is such a big factor at such a young age?
Sure, a little bit of stress can be a good thing. It can light a fire under you and give you that extra push you may need. But too much stress can have some serious effects on the body and mind. In the short term, it can lead to anxiety, and sleeplessness. And over long periods of time, stress can compromise the immune system, cause heart problems, exacerbate respiratory and gastrointestinal issues and lead to weight gain and depression.
These facts right here have helped create an overmedicated culture, where more than 6 in 10 Americans routinely take at least one prescription pill every single day. Granted, there are some cases of pain or anxiety where medication may be in order, but are we doing enough to combat stress? Are we being proactive about making relaxation part of our daily routine?
Relaxation techniques have been shown to significantly reduce stress symptoms as well as offer a number of other health benefits — lowering blood pressure, slowing your heart rate, reducing the activity of stress hormones, increasing circulation, reducing muscle tension, improving cognitive function, enhancing your mood, lowering fatigue, reducing anger and frustration, and even boosting your confidence.
You may be familiar with a few of the more common relaxation techniques: mindful meditation, yoga, tai chi, or even visualization. But there is one new technology that is revolutionizing the way we approach relaxation — making it easier than ever to sooth your entire mind and body. It’s called NuCalm.
WHAT IS NUCALM?
NuCalm is a clinical system designed to help your mind and body relax naturally within just minutes. Designed by neuroscientist Dr. Blake Holloway as a way to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, NuCalm works by using bio-chemistry, physics and neurophysiology to rapidly and reliably relax brain and body functions. So there are no side effects, and there is no recuperative time or supervision needed.
The entire system is based around four key components that work in synergy to bring you into a deep state of calm. It only takes a few minutes to administer these steps, and the patient begins to feel relaxed almost immediately.
Step 1: Topical cream or chews
The first step is for you to apply a special topical cream or to chew dietary supplements that are designed to counteract adrenaline. The proprietary formula was designed by NuCalm and includes structured, nutrient-sourced building blocks that work quickly to create a natural relaxation response.
Step 2: Micro-current stimulation patches
These little patches, which are placed behind the ear, have been shown to help facilitate the relaxation response.
Step 3: Headphones
These noise-softening headphones play relaxing music that helps bring your brain wave pace to the pre-sleep stages.
Step 4: Eye mask
Light-blocking eye masks help the patient avoid visual stimuli and maintain their relaxation state.
The combination of these four components gives you a fully immersive experience, erasing your stress or anxiety and helping you achieve a deeper level of calm.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT
The system calms the brain by bringing alert beta brain wave function down to the alpha/theta ranges. You see, beta brain waves are associated with everyday activity. High beta brain waves are associated with fear, stress and anxiety. Alpha brain waves are considered the first stage of sleep and are associated with relaxation and peacefulness during deep meditation. NuCalm brings the patient’s brain waves from beta, or high beta down to the alpha and theta ranges, guiding the patient’s mind and body into a state of deep relaxation.
WHO IS USING NUCALM?
While NuCalm found an immediate market with dental patients who suffered from severe anxiety while in the dentist’s chair, the system is also being used by the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team as well as a number of experts in the fields of oncology, psychotherapy, plastic surgery, addictive disease, medical weight loss and cranial sacral therapy.
And, as you may know from an article by Business Insider, the man himself — Tony Robbins — is also a big fan of the NuCalm system. Because when you have a schedule as demanding as his, and time is the ultimate premium, finding an effective way to rejuvenate and refresh your body can be one of the best tools in your arsenal.
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