Stress activates in milliseconds, turning on and off like a light switch hundreds of times a day.
When we’re stressed, our brain processes a complex set of risk factors. From body sensations to our internal thoughts to circumstances in our external environment, our brain makes a rapid decision about how to react to the perceived threat. The threat could be external (we see a snake on our hiking trail) or internal (we miss a deadline at work and fear losing our job). This triggers our stress response to turn on instantaneously, shooting our adrenaline and cortisol levels through the roof.
While this is a very good biological mechanism for survival, most of the time our lives are not at risk – this doesn't stop the light switch from still turning on, even when it doesn’t need to.
This ruins lives and ultimately challenges the status quo of the way we perceive stress. There is a solution! Advances in neuroscience have shown us that using bilateral stimulation can actually turn the light switch off just as easily as we turn it on.
Stress affects so many people in so many ways. Not only does it cause your heart to race, head to hurt and focus to go out the window, but when experienced over time it can actually shorten your life. And it’s a big problem – in fact, according to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health. But what is stress and how does it wreak havoc on so many of us?
TouchPoints’ patent-pending BLAST (bi-lateral alternating stimulation-tactile technology) is scientifically proven to alter the body’s “fight or flight” response caused by stress. The wearables emit vibrations that disengage your standard stress response which can impact your performance and health.
And the results have shown to be lifechanging. This unique process of shifting from one brain area to another has been proven to create new behaviour patterns that lessen your reaction to stress over time.
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ANXIETY A Triple-Blind, Placebo-ControlledRandomized Trial of the Effect of Bilateral Alternating SomatosensoryStimulation on Reducing Stress-Related Cortisol and Anxiety During and Afterthe Trier Social Stress Test
MEMORY Memory Systems in the Brain
TACTILE STIMULATION Empathy for Pain and Touch in the Human Somatosensory Corte
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., known as The Sleep Doctor, is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show.
Dr. Sheava Zadeh has dedicated her career to the field of Psychology while serving the needs of children and families for over 20 years. Dr. Sheava earned her Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, and her Ph.D from the University of the Pacific. Dr. Sheava is also certified as a B.I.C.M., as well as having L.E.P licensure.
Dr. Sheava has published research as well as clinical experience in the area of suicide prevention. Other areas of research include body dysmorphic disorder and academic achievement factors in children with chronic illness. In addition, she has years of experience in crisis management, assessments, psychometrics, therapy, consultation, and hosting seminars, and online workshops.
Dr. Nathan Hageman is TouchPoint's Research Director as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and an MD and a PhD in Neuroscience and Neuro-Engineering from UCLA with a focus in brain mapping and medical image processing. Nathan has an extensive knowledge of high-level mathematics and statistics, data analysis, image processing, and medicine, especially neuroscience/neuroanatomy.
Neuroscience shows that using BLAST technology in TouchPoints can actually turn the stress switch off without you having to breathe, meditate, or stop what you are doing.
Data from thousands of TouchPoints users confirms significant stress relief along with a relief in disturbing body sensations in just 30 seconds. This groundbreaking research has been peer-reviewed, published, and dozens of global research projects are underway to examine the benefits of TouchPoints on cortisol levels, pain, focus, performance, attention, sleep, irritability, and quality of life.