When faced with a perceived threat or danger, it is a natural physiological reaction for the body to have a fight or flight response. In individuals with anxiety, this response can be triggered in situations that are not actually dangerous, leading to excessive fear and worry. Anxiety can result in constant worry and fear, difficulty concentrating, disrupted sleep, physical symptoms like headaches and nausea, avoidance of situations that trigger anxiety, and a decreased quality of life overall. TouchPoints are a supportive tool to restore the feeling of calm and retrain the way your body perceives non-dangerous scenarios causing anxiety.
TouchPoint Solution’s wearable devices are embedded with patented BLAST (bi-lateral alternating stimulation tactile) technology. BLAST is scientifically proven to alter the body’s “fight or flight” response caused by stress. The wearables emit alternating vibrations that disengage your standard stress response (sympathetic nervous system), and shift you into the calm, logical side of your brain (parasympathetic nervous system).
Cortisol, a hormone released during the fight or flight response, can play a role in anxiety. In individuals with anxiety disorders, cortisol levels may be chronically elevated, leading to increased stress and anxiety. Additionally, cortisol can affect the functioning of the brain's fear circuitry, making it more difficult to regulate fear and anxiety responses. (Bomyea, J., & Risbrough, V.)
A triple-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial of the effect of TouchPoint’s™ BLAST on reducing stress-related cortisol and anxiety showed TouchPoints™ stabilized cortisol levels during stressful events and reduced the level of stress. (Leal-Junior, E. C., Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D. S., 2019)
A LASTING SOLUTION
When using TouchPoints™ consistently when feeling anxious, overtime you may not need them in certain situations as they become less stressful because of your TouchPoints™. One of the ways BLAST work is by creating new neural pathways that help modify the memories that trigger our stress response. With continued use of TouchPoints™, these new neural pathways can build overtime, progressively reducing the release of stress related hormones associated with anxiety.
When to use TouchPoints
Start as soon as anxiety starts
If you can anticipate that you will be in a setting that may cause anxiety, begin using TouchPoints for 15-30 minutes prior
HOW to use TouchPoints
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, in socks, or simply hold them.
Activate TouchPoints on the Medium/Yellow setting.
Leave TouchPoints on until the anxious thoughts and feelings are reduced or go away completely. You don't need to stop what you are doing- TouchPoints can work as you go about your day!
Rick G., age 42
“I prefer to wear TouchPoints on my wrists or holding them in my hands. I use the TouchPoints any time I feel stressed with the anxiety that I have. I use them to help with my PTSD for the night mares at night.”
Q: What significant changes have you seen?
A: “Yes I have seen a change my anxiety to help keep my heart rate down during those times due to I have a cardiac issue that when my heart rate becomes elevated it turns it Tachycardia and cause my defibrillator to go off. I haven't had any high heart rates since using the TouchPoints”*
Q: Have any medical providers, teachers, other family members etc. noticed a difference?
A: “Yes I have seen a change my anxiety score at the physical office went from a 13 down to a 2.
Q: Do you have any other markers demonstrating how TouchPoints™ are working?
A: “Apple Watch to monitor heart rate and sleep. Both have improved.”
*While some users report improvements to symptoms of medical conditions, TouchPoints are not intended to replace medical care.
For questions, always consult with a medical professional.
Leal-Junior, E. C.,Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D.S. (2019). A triple-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial of the effect ofbilateral alternating somatosensory stimulation on reducing stress-relatedcortisol and anxiety during and after the Trier Social Stress Test. Journalof Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, 2(1), 22–30.https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2576-6694.jbbs-19-2784