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Questions About NuCalm?

Below is a list of some of the questions we get asked most frequently from our patients about our NuCalm Services. If you have a question that isn't answered below, feel free to give our Chicago, IL dental practice a call and we'll be happy to assist you.

 

Source: www.nucalm.com

 

 

What is NuCalm?

 

NuCalm is a revolutionary technology that naturally relaxes the body without drugs. NuCalm is profoundly improving the patient experience by relaxing the body within minutes − providing a unique and comfortable dental experience for every patient. NuCalm is:

 

  • All natural
  • Drug free
  • Side-effect free
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to administer

 

 

NuCalm is a technology that doesn’t change your dentistry but will create ideal patients for you and your team. By mimicking the natural communication process of readying the body for sleep, NuCalm provides the same deep relaxation every person feels moments before they fall asleep.

The NuCalm technology is sophisticated neuropsychobiology and neurobioinformatics applied in a simple clinical solution that naturally brings the brain wave function to the first stage of sleep (Alpha and Theta stages - 4 Hz to 12 Hz) without using narcotics or controlled substances.

 

NuCalm is a safe, easy to use system, and patients will not experience any significant side effects or require recuperation time. NuCalm was developed by accomplished neuroscientists in Kerrville, TX and has been used on over 100,000 patients across the U.S. The satisfaction rates have been unprecedented for a subjective human solution:

 

  • 95% of NuCalm patients state they would use NuCalm again
  • 98% of NuCalm patients state they would recommend NuCalm to their friends and family
How does NuCalm Work?

 

NuCalm is a patent-pending technology comprised of four components that synergistically work together to create profound relaxation, cellular homeostasis, and a neuromuscular release. Your patients will leave your office feeling like they’ve been to the spa for a deep tissue massage…imagine that!

 

Step 1. Get the brain ready to relax by chewing dietary supplementsthat contain naturally occurring neurotransmitters that are dominant in the brain just before people fall asleep. When people are alert or anxious, their Beta brain waves create adrenaline dominance and the receptor sites are not open to absorbing relaxation neurotransmitters. The NuCalm proprietary orthomolecular formula was developed over several years to maximize the body’s natural relaxation response with NuCalm. The NuCalm dietary supplements include structured, nutrient-sourced building blocks that rapidly enter the brain and convert to powerful messengers that suppress anxiety and create relaxation. The main element in the dietary supplements is GABA (gamma amino-butyric acid), which is the only neurotransmitter that can cross the blood-brain barrier when administered orally, thus the impact is immediate. The GABA A and GABA B receptor sites are in the same area of the brain as the receptors for alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. These receptors sites are responsible for calming the brain, but only GABA is the body’s natural pathway for relaxation and does not produce any side effects.

 

Step 2. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device (CES) is an FDA-cleared device used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia for over 45 years. Research over the last 50 years indicates CES causes mild electrophoresis, which catalyzes the effectiveness of the NuCalm dietary supplements (neurotransmitters). Profound relaxation of the mind and body is experienced under the CES influence. The CES device is powered by a 9V battery, uses 0.5 Hz and generates less than 1 ten-thousandth of an AMP.

 

Step 3. Neuroacoustic software that leverages binaural beat and frequency-following-response technology to entrain (hypnotize) the brain waves to the Alpha stage of sleep (8 Hz to 12 Hz per second). We use different frequencies in each ear and the midbrain (Caudate Nucleus) naturally subtracts the difference. We then pulse the difference to the brain and pace the brain wave function between 8 Hz and 12 Hz. This is why you may notice your patients will go "deeper," come out a little bit, go deeper again, etc. When they are deeply relaxed, their brain waves are functioning at 8 Hz, which is the bottom end of Alpha and the top end of Theta. The human ear cannot hear 12 Hz so we use classical music as a carrier wave to get 12 Hz into the brain through the auditory canal.

 

The neuroacoustic software is the most important aspect of the NuCalm system and your patient's will be relaxed until you stop the music

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Step 4. The use of light-blocking glasses, or tinted sunglasses (for people who have issues with locus of control or experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), is to mitigate stimulation through the visual cortex. Once we get the brain to relax, and oscillate between 12 Hz and 8 Hz, we need to ensure we keep them relaxed. Once your patient has put the glasses on, it is best to simply have them close their eyes and escape behind the light-blocking glasses.

Are There Any Side Effects with NuCalm?

NuCalm's patent-pending technology has been administered on over 100,000 dental patients across the United States, without a single reported adverse reaction. NuCalm simply mimics the body’s natural communication pathways to prepare the body for sleep. People must sleep, yet cannot become addicted to, nor allergic to sleep. Therefore, NuCalm can do no harm. In fact, NuCalm creates a neurological “reboot” that will typically help people sleep better and manage stress better for several days following their NuCalm experience.

Are There Any Contraindications For NuCalm?

 

NuCalm is contraindicated in patients with pace makers, cochlear implants or other brain implanted devices, pregnant or nursing females, or children under 12 years of age. However, there are elements to the technology that may be safely and effectively used on profiles indicated below:
 

Patient 
Profile

Dietary 
Supplements

CES 
Device

Neuroacoustic
Software

Light-Blocking
Glasses

12 years and older

 Y

     Y

  Y

Y

Under 12 years old

 N

 N

  Y

Y

Pregnant or nursing

 N

 N

  Y

Y

Implanted pace maker

 Y

 N

  Y

Y

Implanted brain device

 Y

 N

  Y

Y

Implanted cochlear device

 Y

 N

  Y

Y

Implanted VADs

 Y

 N

  Y

Y

Claustrophobic

 Y

     Y

  Y

N

 

 

What Will People Feel After Experiencing NuCalm?

Everyone will experience a neuromuscular release and cellular homeostasis, which results in a sense of deep relaxation juxtaposed to a heightened sense of mental acuity. Any muscle tension or stress areas will be released through increased oxygenated red blood cell flow. This neuromuscular release can last up to several days. Most people will find it difficult to have an agitated response for a couple of hours after they have been NuCalmed. And you, as their trusted dentist, will go from being "feared" to "revered." People will feel better, be less stressed, and will often sleep better for several days following their NuCalm experience.

How Long Does It Take to Administer NuCalm?

NuCalm takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes to administer the four steps. Your patients will experience deep relaxation within 3 to 5 minutes.

NuCalm Patient Experiences - Who Will Have A Profound Experience?

The profundity of experiences with NuCalm is predicated on several physiological variables. Virtually every patient will experience deep relaxation using NuCalm (relaxed brain wave function manifested in reduced gag reflexes, reduced sympathetic nervous system responses, reduced startle responses, reduced swallowing, reduced muscle tension in the head, neck, and jaw, etc.). The more anxious a patient is, the more profound the experience will be. Remember, NuCalm is taking everyone's brain wave function to 12 Hz then cycling between 4 Hz and 12 Hz. Therefore, if your anxious patient is oscillating at 30 Hz, they will experience a larger delta than patients whose brain waves are oscillating between 15 Hz - 18 Hz, and the more profound the effect.

NuCalm Patient Experiences - Who Will Struggle To Relax?

The GABA A and GABA B receptors sites are in the same area of the brain as the receptor sites for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. Therefore, patients with long-term substance abuse will have cell morphology that impacts the speed at which the GABA can be absorbed into the receptor sites. In addition, people with sleep disorders or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or locus of control issues will also take longer for any brain-focused relaxation therapy to take effect.

 

Essentially, if people have difficulty falling asleep, they will have difficulty relaxing with NuCalm because we are following the same natural communication pathways as when people fall asleep. For patients that struggle to relax, you can expect NuCalm to take longer than the average 3 to 5 minutes for them to experience deep relaxation.

 

Ideally you would want to wait these folks out and let them experience NuCalm for up to 10 minutes before working on them. The result is a relaxed, positive experience for everyone and you should make up the time procedurally so your schedule will not be adversely affected

Can NuCalm Be Used On Patients Who Are Taking Prescription Medication?

Yes, NuCalm can be used with patients who are taking prescription medication. The dietary supplements will not counteract with any medication. The dietary supplements are all-natural and hypoallergenic.

Can Patients Eat Prior To NuCalm?

Absolutely. It is recommended for patients to eat and drink before experiencing NuCalm. If the procedure is going to be longer than a couple of hours, be sure to monitor for hypoglycemia as you normally would. Patients can also drink water during the process of chewing and holding the dietary supplements.

Is There Any Latex In The NuCalm System?

There is no use of latex, or materials containing latex, in the NuCalm system.