Autonomic Nervous System

Benefits of Parasympathetic Dominance

One of the great insights of the {{link id='58141' text='recently published scholarly article on NuCalm'}} is that it proves the system can quickly put your body into parasympathetic dominance. This is good for your body, and offers many benefits to your physical and mental health and wellbeing. All these benefits mean that you should choose ... Read full story>>>

How You Can Really Change the Script to Be a Better Patient

One of the most common pieces of advice you will get to improve your life these days sounds simple enough: change the script. They argue that in our lives we follow certain scripts that control and limit our behaviors. All we have to do is rewrite our stories to get out of our ruts and ... Read full story>>>

Can Dentists Smell Your Fear?

There are lots of good reasons to control your dental anxiety when you see the dentist. It makes for a more pleasant experience, can help you get numb more easily, lets you avoid muscle tension and gagging. But new research shows another reason why you should control your dental anxiety: your dentist can actually smell ... Read full story>>>

Inflammation: Bad or Good?

If you’ve spent much time researching healthy lifestyle modifications for your diet and exercise, you’ve probably come across repeated claims that a certain diet or lifestyle is anti-inflammatory, and that’s good. Because inflammation is, apparently, bad. But if you know anything about your body’s healing process, you also know that inflammation is a key step, ... Read full story>>>

How the Gag Reflex Works

One of the reasons why people seek out sedation dentistry is to calm their strong gag reflex. Having a strong gag reflex can make dental treatment very unpleasant. After all, the dentist and hygienist are constantly putting their hands and tools into your mouth. They have to reach all the way back to properly work ... Read full story>>>