MEETING THE GROWING CHALLENGE OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
PTSD is a chronic, debilitating disorder developed after life-threatening events. PTSD can be categorized by chronic activation of the sympathetic, or “fight or flight,” nervous system with physiological changes in the body of a protracted stress response. Current mental health treatments such as talk therapy and antidepressants often don’t provide permanent relief or eliminate all symptoms. A breakthrough treatment is needed – and we may have found it in the Shiftwave device.
Shiftwave is a novel wellness and stress management device that profoundly calms the sympathetic nervous system. Shiftwave is a zero-gravity recliner that uses intelligent patterns of physical vibration waves traveling through the body to rapidly reset the stress response and realign the nervous system and increase the flow of blood, lymphatic and cerebral spinal fluid.
In pilot testing at Tulane University, a 15-minute Shiftwave session produced significant reduction in stress and anxiety, greater sense of relaxation, significant calming of the sympathetic nervous system, and increased activity of the parasympathetic nervous system.
"I'm out of it (the chair) for an hour and I'm already ready to do it again. It's not just a relaxing chair, it allows me to push myself to a deep intentional state where I can recover my thoughts and my sense of being. It instantly relieves the stress and helps prioritize." - Special forces team member and Shiftwave user.
HELP US BREAK NEW GROUND IN POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS TREATMENT WITH SHIFTWAVE
Study participants at Dell Medical School will be randomized to receive either daily 30-minute Shiftwave sessions or 30-minute sessions in a traditional massage chair in their homes for a period of eight weeks, in addition to any existing treatment, psychological and/or psychopharmacological.
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Due to the intelligent patterns of physical vibration waves traveling through the body to reset the stress response and realign the nervous system, we believe Shiftwave intervention will significantly reduce PTSD symptom severity and shift resting brain networks into patterns associated with greater emotional regulation capacity.
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We are grateful for your support in improving the quality of life for people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Your gift will help usher in the future of mental health, enabled by breakthrough treatments that are more effective and more lasting. Your generosity will change and save lives.