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Description

BLAST (Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation-Tactile Technology) is a new and non-invasive technology that is able to positively affect the electrical activity of the brain networks related to stress.

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Possible Benefits

  • May improve mood
  • May decrease stress level 
  • May decrease anxiety 
  • May improve focus 
  • May increase productivity
  • May improve sleep quality
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Required Equipment

Stimulation device for personal use.

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How to Do It

Simply wear the stimulation device on your wrists or ankles. Use it when you feel very stressed or before bedtime to relax.

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Why it works

  • These devices can modulate the activity of the brain networks that respond to stress, reducing their levels and inducing a state of calm. 
  • By using it, your stress level can decrease by up to 60% in just 30 seconds.
  • BLAST technology can reduce the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, generating a state of calm.
  • It can decrease the level of cortisol, a hormone that is released in response to stress.
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Time Commitment

15-30 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

Daily

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Time of Day

Before bedtime

Whenever you feel stressed

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Possible Side Effects

In some people, it may cause dizziness and headache.

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Tips

  • To enhance the effects, make sure you are in a calm and quiet place while using the stimulation device. 
  • Combine this habit with classical or jazz music to increase the relaxation feeling. 
  • You can try using this device when you practice meditation.
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Related Products

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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. The Therapeutic Effect of Bilateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile Form Technology on the Stress Response. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323395728_The_Therapeutic_Effect_of_Bilateral_Alternating_Stimulation_Tactile_Form_Technology_on_the_Stress_Response
  2. Empathy for pain and touch in the human somatosensory cortex. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17205974/
  3. The Role of Alternating Bilateral Stimulation in Establishing Positive Cognition in EMDR Therapy: A Multi-Channel Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0162735
  4. Bilateral saccadic eye movements and tactile stimulation, but not auditory stimulation, enhance memory retrieval. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0278262612001388
  5. A Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of the Effect of Bilateral Alternating Somatosensory Stimulation on Reducing Stress-Related Cortisol and Anxiety During and After the Trier Social Stress Test. https://openaccesspub.org/jbbs/article/1117
  6. Can Smart Technology Help the Symptoms of Anxiety? https://kimberlycenter.com/mental-health/can-smart-technology-help-symptoms-anxiety/
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 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep  Productivity  Focus
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