A NEW WAY TO COMBAT STRESS AND RELIEVE ANXIETY
What do sports trainers, psychotherapists, and dentists have in common? They can all use NuCalm® to benefit their clients and patients with stress reduction and relaxation. And the benefits go beyond the dental chair or trainer’s table. NuCalm® has been proven to have long-term results that can help you live a happier life with a calmer state of mind.
WHY STRESS IS OUR ENEMY
We live in very stressful times. Work, finances, raising kids, even dealing with traffic issues every day can cause us to feel stressed out – in an ongoing way. Even a little bit of “normal” stress can take a toll on our bodies and sometimes lead to heart attacks or strokes.
But it is when we experience frequent or chronic stress that the real impact starts to show. You feel tired. You lose interest in things that used to thrill you. You may experience headaches and body pain.
The truth is, stress may be making you sick. According to the American Psychological Association, “Chronic stress may… cause disease, either because of changes in your body or the overeating, smoking and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. Job strain… is associated with increased risk of coronary disease, for example. Other forms of chronic stress, such as depression and low levels of social support, have also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk. And once you’re sick, stress can also make it harder to recover.” (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress.aspx) In other words, stress is nothing to ignore.
Some of the symptoms of chronic stress include:
- Weakened immune system
- Insomnia or other sleep disorders
- High blood sugar
- Stomach pain and heartburn
- Tense and painful muscles
- TMJ disorder
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Adrenal fatigue
- Depression and anxiety
- And much, much more.
No wonder stress is called a modern epidemic – and why so many Americans are medicated for the effects of stress.
HOW NUCALM® CAN HELP
NuCalm® is a clinical system designed by neuroscientist Dr. Blake Holloway as a non-medication alternative for his patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. That’s right! The system we use to help our dental patients relax is so effective, it can treat one of the most difficult stress disorders there is.
How does it work? Based on both neuropsychobiology and neurobioinformatics, NuCalm® uses a combination of four sensory applications to calm your brain waves, bringing your brain from a state of alertness (beta brain wave function) into a deeply relaxed state (alpha/theta brainwave ranges). These alpha brain waves are associated with the peaceful feeling and relaxation just before you fall asleep and deep meditation. In this state, you are actually unable to feel anxious! Instead, your body and mind relax and achieves homeostasis. There are no negative side effects, no need for narcotics, and while you will feel alert again after your visit, the calming effects last for days and sometimes even weeks.
Administering NuCalm® only takes a few minutes, relaxation is almost immediate, and the experience so pleasant that many patients say they wish they could have a NuCalm® treatment every week!
To learn more about how we use NuCalm® to help our Littleton dental patients relax, visit our NuCalm® page (link) or give us a call. We would be happy to help you achieve a more balanced and relaxed life while finding the smile of your dreams.