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January 25, 2017 11 Comments

The TouchPoint Solution, parent company of TouchPoints, recently analyzed statistics from 140 TouchPoints users who entered metrics into the product’s app. The data replicates and validates co-founder and Neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin's earlier clinical data. The new data showed that within just 30 seconds of using TouchPoints, people experienced a 74 percent reduction in their stress levels and a 68 percent reduction in body sensations related to stress.

The chart above depicts data from 140 TouchPoints users who rated their stress levels on a scale of 0 (no stress) and 10 (extreme stress) before using TouchPoints and then again 30 seconds after TouchPoints had been turned on. The average starting stress level was 7.49 and after just 30 seconds of use, it dropped to 1.93, which is clinically significant.  

The chart below summarizes data from the same 140 TouchPoints users who rated the intensity of body sensations related to stress on a scale of 0 (no stress) and 10 (extreme stress) before TouchPoints and then again 30 seconds after TouchPoints had been turned on. The average intensity of the distressing body sensations was 4.9 and after just 30 seconds of use, it dropped to 1.56, which is clinically significant.  

Launched in December of 2016, TouchPoints are non-invasive, wearable devices that use patent-pending neuroscience Bilateral Alternating Stimulation–Tactile to relieve stress and anxiety, improve focus, reduce cravings, improve performance, manage anger, reduce sensory overload and better enable sleep.

"This data represents a research milestone because replicating data in different conditions is important for validating the science behind TouchPoints," said Dr. Serin. “The use of BLAST technology is based on pre-established treatments with scientific support but it is still important to establish efficacy when you take something that is tried and true and use it in different settings or in different ways. The new data combined with our archived data suggests that there is a consistency in offering users significant relief from physiological and psychological stress in about 30 seconds."

The results also coincide with case studies using electroencephalogram data and researchers at Midwestern University re-ran Dr. Serin's statistics for additional validation, confirming the results. Touchpoint Solution has partnered with PEARSON, Midwestern University, The University of Ulm in Germany, and is working on other collaborations to replicate findings using double-blind placebo-controlled studies, which are considered to be the "gold standard" in neuroscience research. Collaborations include examining TouchPoints' effects on pain, stress, mood, somatic stress, focus, sleep, and addictive behaviors.

In another recent study, statistical analysis of 597 TouchPoints User data show statistically significant reductions in both stress and body sensations related to stress after 30 seconds of use. The new data show a 71% reduction in reported stress levels, and a 62% reduction in body sensations related to stress. “These findings are exciting because as more people try TouchPoints, our sample sizes increase and we can ensure that TouchPoint’s positive effects are being enjoyed by more and more people,”  says Dr. Amy Serin, neuropsychologist and inventor of TouchPoints. “When you have scientific findings, replication is an important step in making sure you didn’t have findings that were just by chance.” TouchPoint’s data show that the odds of TouchPoints positive effects have a less than 1 in 100,000 odds of being by chance rather than a true effect. “You don’t get these kind of results with snake oil or a placebo effect,” said Dr. Serin.

 

 


11 Responses

 THE TOUCHPOINT™ SOLUTION
THE TOUCHPOINT™ SOLUTION

November 03, 2017

Hey Stacy! The TouchPoints™ were designed to interfere with the body’s stress response. As stress is inflammatory and can exacerbate medical conditions, many of our users with medical issues use the TouchPoints™ and report they experience less pain, are more calm, are able to sleep better, and have improved performance. However, TouchPoints are not intended to treat medical conditions and are not a substitute for medical advice. TouchPoints™ utilize proven Bi-lateral Alternating Stimulant Tactile (BLAST) technology to help you fall asleep. Proven to physically block the body’s stress response, BLAST technology can increase parasympathetic activity when used minutes before sleep. Some of the conditions you mention are things we haven’t tested if for but I would read our testimonials page and see if someone has used them for something similar! Please email hello@thetouchpointsolution.com if you have any further questions.

Stacy M
Stacy M

November 02, 2017

Hello, I have some questions.

1. Do TouchPoints help to prevent panic attacks?
2. Do TouchPoints retrain your brain to not charge into fight/flight/freeze or is it a permanent device that one will always need to make sure that they do not risk that returning?
3. Do TouchPoints help to retrain the brain to no longer fixate on irrational fears – like OCD conditions (super irrational fears that hinder regular life) – or again like #2 is it a permanent thing that you need to make sure that one does not regress when they are without their TouchPoints?
4. Do TouchPoints work for someone who is struggling with Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania? Again are there results of the urge to pull/pick abating for users?
5. For someone who is struggling with not getting to sleep – is this (TouchPoints) something that they will need to do permanently every night – or does it train their brain to relax on its own at a routine bed time?
6. Is it recommended to use TouchPoints once a day/as many times a day as needed/often and then work at tapering off to where it is only once a day or less/some other option?

7. Has TouchPoint helped anyone with agoraphobia – to be able to go places/do things that they were not able to do without the aide of TouchPoints?

I think that covers everyone’s questions here. Thank you for any and all help/direction.

The TouchPoint Solution
The TouchPoint Solution

September 27, 2017

Hi Nancy! Great question! We do not have a research on those with FASD and their TouchPoints, but I do have users with FASD who love their TouchPoints. We would not directly be treating any medical conditions, but rather alleviate the stress associated. Stress can worsen symptoms, so by reducing stress, we can reduce symptoms. Since your daughter lives in the sympathetic system, her body is on over-drive like you were saying. TouchPoints work to put the body back into the parasympathetic system where she can relax and breath. This will help hyper-activity and anxiety as well. Email us hello@thetouchpointsolution if you have any more questions!

Nancy Ceccon
Nancy Ceccon

September 20, 2017

Very interested. My 12 rear old daughter was a 26 wk micro preemie with fetal alcohol damage, cardiac defect, and developmental trauma disorder due to institutionalization for the first 2 years of her life. She is hyper vigilant, and lives in anxiety and sympathetic overdrive (racing heart, labored breathing, hands and feet literally dripping sweat). Impulse control is a problem, as is following multi-step directions. Random thoughts crowd her mind, and she blurts them out.
Have you done any work with FASD children and their particular quirks?

The TouchPoint™ Solution
The TouchPoint™ Solution

July 12, 2017

Hi, Deborah! Please send more information to media@thetouchpointsolution.com. I would love to chat with you further about this!

The TouchPoint™ Solution
The TouchPoint™ Solution

July 12, 2017

Hello, Chery! TouchPoints™ use bilateral stimulation to reroute your fight, flight, or freeze response, which can help ease the stress-related symptoms of many other disorders. I know that many people with sleep apnea suffer from increased stress because of their condition, so TouchPoints™ may certainly be useful in easing that resulting stress. In addition, our users have reported decreased heart rate and blood pressure when using TouchPoints™, so if that is something that your husband experiences because of his apnea, it may be well worth exploring!

The TouchPoint™ Solution
The TouchPoint™ Solution

July 12, 2017

Hi Sheila! We just dropped you an email. We would love to see your scholarship application in our system! You can apply at https://thetouchpointsolution.com/pages/scholarship. Thank you so much for reaching out! :)

Deborah Kuehn
Deborah Kuehn

July 10, 2017

I am very curious as to see brain scans showing before and after use of Touch points in autistic people. The data is very promising. Would your research team be willing to speak at a hospital symposium?

Laurie Latimer
Laurie Latimer

July 06, 2017

I have a heart condition can i still use this product is it safe for me for stress and cravings
Thanks

CHery
CHery

June 28, 2017

Do they help with sleep apnea?

sheila white
sheila white

June 24, 2017

I take care of two elderly people (one is 97 and one is 100) I really would love to try this on them as they cannot sleep at night more than a few hours. Please let me know if I could try it on them as I think it would be the best PR for our geriatric people. I will give you great reviews if this would work. These a people with limited funds so could we do the scholarship? So excited . Please let me know

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