NuCalm vs. Stress
One of the big challenges with stress is that you cannot see it. You can certainly feel it – psychologically, emotionally and physically. You can see the impact of stress in many forms physiologically – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, IBS, auto-immune diseases, etc.
It’s imperative to your health and happiness to be able to manage stress and not be managed by it. By incorporating a healthy, regular relaxation & recovery tool such at NuCalm, you can effectively manage stress, allowing sleep, diet, and exercise activities to become easier. Removing stress is addition by subtraction.
NuCalm® is the world’s first and only patented neuroscience technology clinically proven to lower stress and improve sleep quality – without drugs. NuCalm gives you the power and control to slow down and recharge anywhere, any time. NuCalm predictably and quickly “flips the switch” from high cortisol and adrenaline to deep relaxation. This allows your body to stop the flood of cortisol and transition away from the stress response, into deep relaxation and restoration.
NuCalm quickly slows your mind and body and activates your brain-heart-lung connection to optimize diaphragmatic breathing, oxygen-rich red blood cell flow, optimal recovery and muscle recovery. With NuCalm, your mind wanders (in Theta brainwave length) and your body idles in its optimal recovery state.
A 20 minutes NuCalm session allows you to go from stressed and out of control, to a state of deep calm and balance. A complete NuCalm session (to your natural endpoint) will allow your body to achieve complete balance of your autonomic nervous system. Your physiology will be optimized and your mind will be clear and focused. Stress will not interfere with your decision making.
NuCalm also provides the neurophysiology and biochemistry necessary for improving sleep and managing circadian rhythm dysfunction. A better night’s sleep will also contribute to better stress management and resiliency. By restoring autonomic nervous system balance, NuCalm helps you kick stress to the curb, while restoring your body’s natural rhythms, allowing you to recover and optimize your biological systems to achieve peak performance.
Fight or Flight
When animals, including humans, feels danger, their body’s “fight-or-flight” mechanism is activated. This system releases adrenaline and cortisol and is a natural stress response necessary to protect us from physical dangers.
However, humans are the only animal to now experience psychological stress. The pace, pressure and intensity of modern life create stressors that are perceived by the body as physical stressors, thus activating our “fight-or-flight” response. Consistent and unnecessary releases of adrenaline and cortisol compromise our sleep, emotional stability, health and happiness.
Balancing the amount of time our body spends in “fight-or-flight” vs “rest-and-digest” is called autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance. The ANS regulates all of the involuntary functions of your body, including respiration, digestion, hormone levels, etc. NuCalm holds the only patent for balancing the autonomic nervous system – without drugs.
Every time you feel acutely stressed, your fight-or-flight system kicks in and begins a chemical reaction designed to protect you and preserve your life. When we are actually in a life-threatening moment, this function is genius and extremely relevant. However, when we are simply experiencing a high level of stress, our fight-or-flight response is not only in overdrive – over a lifetime, it could, literally, kill you. The amygdala (in the midbrain region) initiates your fight-or-flight response, regardless of whether the trigger is real or perceived. So, every time you experience fear or emotional stress, your body mobilizes to protect you by releasing adrenaline to activate and fuel your survival mechanism.
The “fight-or-flight” system initiates a chemical reaction that floods the blood stream with cortisol and activates our major muscle groups, senses, and vital organs to perform at peak levels to fight, flee, or freeze. This all happens without any ability to reason or think through our next move – it’s automatic and subconscious. This natural human process has worked for thousands of years and is highly refined and sensitive. Every time we encounter an intensely stressful situation (real or perceived), the fight-or- flight system is activated and away we go. Our midbrain does not discriminate whether we are in a life-threatening situation or not. So, when you have a conflict at work, an argument with your spouse, your teenager won’t listen to you, or you are late and stuck in traffic, your body behaves like your life is in danger and floods you with cortisol. In these circumstances, this phenomenon is over-kill, unhealthy, and seemingly outdated.
It’s not impossible to interrupt this response by pausing and practicing a mindfulness technique or breathing exercise, but it’s highly improbable without years of training and unusual discipline. It is critical to your health to create habits to effectively manage stress, maintain balance, and increase stress resilience. So, how do you override this basic human survival programming? NuCalm.
NuCalm will utilize your body’s own systems to naturally interrupt the midbrain stress response and transition to deep relaxation. Our hope is that we can return to a place where our flight-or-flight instincts primarily benefit rather than harm us. Stress-related conditions such as depression, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and possibly Alzheimer’s are disturbingly common. The accessibility of stress-management tools are key to improving our health and our lives.
Job burnout is a newer, but real, phenomenon. According to the Mayo Clinic, ignored job burnout can have dangerous symptoms and consequences.
|Work-life imbalance||Excessive stress|
|Lack of control at work||Insomnia|
|Dysfunctional workplace dynamics||Sadness, anger or irritability|
|Isolation at work||Alcohol or substance misuse|
|Unclear job expectations||Vulnerability to illness|
Some unique advantages of using NuCalm include: it’s all-natural (no drugs, no recovery time), it’s simple to use (minimal training), it stops the stress response within minutes, and the effects last hours, sometimes days. Regular use of NuCalm will help build stress resiliency and prevent burnout.
Stress – The Silent Killer
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