The Stress Hack You Haven't Heard Of (Yet)
College is a stressful time, we’ve got exams to worry about, being broke, annoying guys, staying in shape and on top of all that it feels like we’re supposed to have everything together. College is the experience of a lifetime, but it’s also a huge source of anxiety for many of us. We are privileged to be here and to learn but it comes at a cost, as with anything. What we see in the movies isn’t real, Anna Kendrick did us a dirty one because there’s no way her character in Pitch Perfect wasn’t super duper stressed out all of the time because she was juggling so much at the time. Physically, stress has repercussions. For one, headaches, hyperventilation, and sweats. Yeah, there’s no way they’re going to put that in a Hollywood film because it ain’t pretty.
So where do we go from here? Mental health must not be ignored any further because it’s a prevalent issue in our society of perfection. Luckily, I’ve found something that works for me and I want to share it with you all. It’s called TouchPoints and I’ve been using them for the last month to de-stress, re-focus, and get better sleep. You may be asking, what exactly are TouchPoints? Well, girl, I’ll tell you. TouchPoints are essentially two bands you can wear or put anywhere on your body that vibrate to a certain rhythm depending on what you need. For example calming down after getting angry, focusing during tasks, and falling asleep easier. This is all backed by science. There’s something called “the stress switch” which turns on in response to anything that is anxiety-inducing. TouchPoints uses a patent-pending method called BLAST (bilateral alternating stimulation-tactile). Essentially, Touchpoints eliminates those excess beta waves that cause any sort of stimulation overload via rhythmic vibrations scientifically researched and calculated.
Another benefit of using these devices is that TouchPoints is a company founded by women. Specifically, Neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin and CEO and Child Advocate Vicki Mayo. These women wanted to know how they could help themselves and other people reduce everyday stress so they found an alternative way to do just that after researching, creating neuro-studies, and partnering with influential people in the field of neuroscience like Judith Owens who boasts an MD and MPH. She’s also a professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. I believe in the science behind TouchPoints as well as the women behind the scenes who run the company and do the scientific-based research. I’m excited to share this with you all because it’s a real game-changer for anyone who suffers from stress in their everyday lives. Why not give it a try? I did, and I find myself focusing better on those pesky homework assignments, sleeping better, and decreasing general stress when I use TouchPoints.