NuCalm is a very safe approach to relaxation. However, to keep it safe, we practice an abundance of caution and don’t allow people to use NuCalm unless we know for certain that the system is safe for them.

There is no one for whom NuCalm is completely contraindicated, but some people cannot use one component or another of the system, which may lead to reduced effectiveness.

Here are contraindications for the individual components of NuCalm.

Dietary Supplements or Topical Cream

NuCalm Contraindications

The dietary supplement or cream delivery system for the relaxation nutrients should not be used by children under 5 or women who are pregnant or nursing. There is no reason to believe that there will be any adverse reactions in these populations, but the safety hasn’t been studied. To avoid any possible risk, we will not allow these patients to use the dietary supplement or cream.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) Device

The CES device comes with a number of contraindications. People with medical implants should not use the device. This includes cochlear implants, brain implants, pacemakers, and ventricular assist devices (VADs). Although the current used in the CES device is very small, there is a slight risk that the current could interfere with the function of these devices.

There is also a very slight seizure risk. There have never been any documented seizures related to the use of the CES device, but it remains a theoretical possibility, so it’s best for people with an elevated seizure risk to avoid using the CES.

Neuroacoustic Software

The neuroacoustic software is used to deliver a controlled, binaural beat which helps to regulate your stress reactions, including helping your brain achieve a relaxed brainwave state. When this occurs, your body’s regulatory systems can be altered, which might be problematic for people who already have health-related problems with their body’s regulatory systems. This includes people with irregular heartbeats, especially those who have a pacemaker or a VAD. Most of the time, the neuroacoustic software could be helpful for these patients, but it’s best if it’s delivered in a therapeutic situation for that purpose.

Because the neuroacoustic software alters your brain activity, there is a slight chance that people with epilepsy might develop seizures related to the binaural beats. This seems to be a theoretical risk as well, but it is best to avoid risk, so people with epilepsy should talk to their doctor before using the neuroacoustic software.

Light-Blocking Glasses or Mask

The light-blocking glasses or mask are contraindicated only for people with claustrophobia, who could develop a sensation of being confined or trapped as a result of the darkness.

The glasses and mask are hypoallergenic and latex-free, so there is little risk of an allergic response to this component.

Want to know whether you are a good candidate for NuCalm? Please find a local provider today for a consultation.