The Stress program operates via an nb-VNS device that uses a polyphasic rectangular waveform with a 4500 Hz pulse frequency. The pulses repeat in bursts at a 25 Hz rate. The voltage and current settings are set to maximize safety and efficacy. This program could help in alleviating stress by gently stimulating the vagus nerve, which plays a vital role in the parasympathetic nervous system. This might induce a relaxation response, reducing the production of stress hormones like cortisol. It can be a helpful tool for stress management, promoting better mental health and overall well-being.
The Anxiety program, similar to the Stress program, utilizes a polyphasic rectangular waveform but with a slightly increased frequency of 4750 Hz. The aim is to tailor stimulation that targets the specific pathways within the vagus nerve system that are associated with anxiety. By influencing these nerve fibers, the program might help mitigate anxiety symptoms, providing a non-pharmacological option for anxiety management.
The Sleep program mirrors the parameters of the Anxiety program but is designed to interact with the sections of the vagus nerve that impact sleep regulation. By stimulating these areas, the program might aid in the initiation and maintenance of sleep. This could be particularly beneficial for those suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders.
The Burnout program incorporates a higher pulse frequency of 5200 Hz and a slightly shorter pulse width, utilizing an asymmetrical biphasic balanced rectangular waveform. The increased frequency and shorter pulse width might offer more intense stimulation, potentially helping to overcome the mental and physical fatigue associated with burnout. By targeting the vagus nerve, it might help rebalance the nervous system, potentially leading to improved energy levels and mental clarity.
The Pain Management program operates at a pulse frequency of 4900 Hz and emits pulses in bursts at a rate of 30 Hz. The asymmetrical biphasic balanced rectangular waveform and larger pulse width might ensure a more profound stimulation of the vagus nerve. The program might assist in pain relief by affecting pain perception pathways within the brain, blocking or minimizing the transmission of pain signals. This could offer a non-invasive and non-addictive method for managing various types of pain.