There are myriad reasons to use NuCalm. Aside from more than 1.1 million dental patients being able to relax without drugs during their procedure, the people who are getting the most benefit from NuCalm are those who are using it themselves and gaining the cumulative benefits NuCalm can provide. In addition to clinicians, team members, and patients, top performers from all walks of life are enjoying the benefits of managing their stress and balancing their autonomic nervous system.

Based on feedback we’ve received from NuCalm users around the globe, here are the Top Ten Reasons to use NuCalm.

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Reason #1 – Self Care

We can’t control everything life brings our way – but we can control how we respond to life’s everyday stressors through effective self-care strategies.

Stress, if not managed, can rob you of energy, sap your vitality, and make it difficult to enjoy work, play, and relationships.

Managing self-care involves areas you can specifically improve such as sleep, exercise, diet, communication, relaxation, and play – but we don’t know of a more effective tool than NuCalm to provide deep relaxation on-demand and improve the nervous system’s resilience to stress. So give yourself some love this weekend – take your NuCalm system home and treat yourself to a 20-minute vacation.

Reason #2 – Friends & Family

Everyone experiences stress, but nobody experiences it alone. When those who are closest to us are going through a rough period it affects us. We love them and don’t like to see them struggling. Not to mention the fact that when people can’t deal with stress properly they tend to lash out at the people around them. Even if you aren’t the cause of stress, you might suffer the consequences of it.

Whatever the source of the stress, one of the best things you can do for those you love is to share the gift of NuCalm. It won’t eliminate stress from their lives – but it will build their resilience and give them the gift of deep relaxation and restoration. And don’t forget: use your NuCalm to manage your stress so you don’t take it out on those who love you. This will help all of you get the most out of your relationships.

Reason #3 – Your Team

Your team members drive your practice every day. They are in the trenches – dealing with the challenges of patient finances, scheduling, insurance reimbursement, anxious patients, and stressed out co-workers. But they’re also in the trenches at home taking care of friends and family – cooking, cleaning, caretaking, and making ends meet. Stress takes its toll in team member burnout, sickness, and work inefficiency.

With NuCalm, you have a tool that can transform your practice into a refuge. Imagine your team leaving work each day – refreshed and ready to enjoy their time off with family and friends. Imagine them coming to work looking forward to the day. Over time, they will begin to associate the feeling of wellness with the workplace – and build their stress resiliency both at work and at home.

When you share NuCalm with your patients, you can do great dentistry… when you share NuCalm with your team, you help them live great lives!

Reason #4 – Human Connection

According to Professor Manfred Max-Neef, a Chilean-born economist, the hierarchy of basic human needs start at a subsistence level and only later progress to levels of affection, understanding, and leisure. When we’re under stress, we are stuck at the level of subsistence. We can’t engage with our needs and with others at higher levels as long as we are blocked by stress.

A stressed person isn’t open to new experiences or able to process information accurately. Contacts with other people are more likely to be antagonistic or transactional. (What does this person want from me? or  what can I get from them?) They don’t have the processing ability to engage on different levels. When they are comfortable and stress-free, they are cognitively and emotionally available and better able to connect with people.

The ability to effectively communicate and connect with others is pivotal for developing successful and fulfilling relationships. NuCalm helps you make effective human connections.

Give yourself and the ones you love the gift of deep cellular relaxation and rejuvenation with NuCalm.

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Reason #5 – Weight Control

When stressed, the body stores visceral fat, making it more uncomfortable to fit into your clothes. Cortisol, one of the hormones associated with chronic stress, can affect levels of ghrelin (the hunger signaling hormone) and leptin (the satiety signaling hormone).

The brain has the ability to selectively activate stress responses. This usually occurs in day to day living when an individual perceives his/her hassles as a challenge to control or a loss of control. Although the stress pathways work together, they each can uniquely affect the function of bodily processes.

The stress response causes the heart to beat faster … and release more free fatty acids (dis-assembled triglycerides) into the blood. The “defeat” response stress pathway can lead to enhanced lipo-genesis (fat creation), visceral obesity (deep abdominal obesity), breakdown of tissues, and suppression of the immune system.

Click to Read “Cortisol Connection: Tips on Managing Stress and Weight” by Christine A. Maglione-Garves, Len Kravitz, Ph.D., and Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D.

NuCalm helps you control cortisol levels and reset the balance between ghrelin and leptin. It also helps you avoid stress-related eating, control your heart rate, and keep a positive attitude that will help you stay healthy.

Reason #6 – Healing

The healing process is a complex series of cellular events typically classified into three overlapping events: inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Stress can have a profound impact on these cellular response systems. Research shows that stress can adversely affect the body by disrupting communication between the nervous systems, endocrine system, and immune system.

Stress delays healing in several ways. First, it reduces the release of cytokines, key compounds that kick off the healing process. Stress also makes you more vulnerable to infection. Plus, stress can make it hard to sleep (more on this later), and if you’re not getting enough sleep, you can’t heal as well.

NuCalm can make the healing process more effective by removing stress and re-establishing a healthy bodily response to injury.

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Reason #7 – Performance

“You could just tell that these guys were just more relaxed and they would tell me that. We want our players to play ‘intense’ not ‘tense’ and NuCalm is a way for them to just relax and deal with frustrations. NuCalm was very beneficial because it clears your head and allows you to start from scratch. The crucial part of this game is recovery. That’s why I think NuCalm played an important role for us, especially during the playoffs.”

— Mike Gapski, Head Trainer of the Chicago Blackhawks  – 2013 Stanley Cup Champions

NuCalm improves performance – not just on the ice, the playing field, or the track, but for anyone who has to be at their best: strong, resilient, and focused. NuCalm puts you “In the Zone – On Demand.”And it doesn’t just help today, it helps you build a pattern that can improve your performance and recovery over time so you continue to improve.

Reason #8 – Travel

If you are traveling over the holidays –NuCalm is a great tool to help you stay balanced.

Airline travel presents challenges before, during, and after the flight. Clearing airport security or customs, boarding mayhem, in-flight stress on our bodies and jet lag skewing our circadian rhythms puts a severe strain on the human body. It’s no wonder we often arrive feeling exhausted and disconnected.

Travel by car is more natural for our biorhythms – but dealing with traffic, trying to sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, and ‘road food’ can throw us out of balance as well.

Our central nervous systems are constantly seeking homeostasis – a state of balance. Every day life is pushing us off-balance. For many people, holiday travel is one of the most stressful events of the year.  Thankfully, NuCalm is a powerful and predictable tool for restoring autonomic nervous system balance – starting at the mid-brain level – where all stress originates.

And, if you plan on staying home over the holidays and entertaining or just taking a break, NuCalm is a wonderful gift to share with family and friends who traveled to see you.

Reason #9 – Sleep

Research shows that sleep is one of the most important factors in your overall health. The Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep:

  1. Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
  2. Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
  3. Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
  4. Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.
  5. Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.
  6. Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.

NuCalm ‘grooms’ the neural sleep pathways and provides the necessary nutrients to support sleep.  It is an excellent tool to re-train your nervous system to reach the 1st stage of sleep naturally.

Learn about the 8 week NuCalm Sleep Protocol

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Reason #10 – Relatives

Stress is part of any holiday, but the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a bit crazy. But just think, if you had an extra NuCalm system, you could share the NuCalm experience with the ones you love (an