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Accelerate the body’s relaxation response post-stress - Control your body rhythm - Promote deeper more restful sleep.
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 NIRVANA is the ear acupressure therapy device engineered to restore balance to the nervous system through practices certified by the World Health Organization (WHO).  

Find relief from anxiety, reduce symptoms of fatigue and promote a deeper state of sleep. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls unconscious body function at rest, NIRVANA accelerates the body’s relaxation response post-stress.

In modern society filled with stress and hyper-arousal, the risk of autonomic imbalance is heightened due to hyperactivity of sympathetic nerves. More than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and stress and 50-70 million suffer from a sleep disorder.  

Globally-renowned immunologist, Toru Abo, M.D., Ph.D., noted in his famous study that 70-80% of health disorders arise or are aggravated by an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system. Autonomic imbalance can manifest in many forms. Not only leading to an increased risk in health disorders but also having a drastic effect on quality of life.

The ear is the only part of the human body through which the vagus nerve can be physically stimulated. The vagus nerve carries 75% of all parasympathetic nerves, which control the function of the body at rest. Completely safe and non-invasive, ear acupressure is recommended for all patients and has no harmful side-effects.

Pin arrangement allows for precise pressure to acupressure points. Fine-tuned controls allow massage variations in 1/100 second increments.

A diverse variety of rhythms and pressure applications ensure that each massage focuses the user to a state of inner-bliss and calm.

Designed to comfortably cover your ears, automatic head size adjustment accommodate any head shape.

Operation sounds of NIRVANA are close to levels of white noise. While unfamiliar at first, the ears quickly adjust, calming your mind and promoting focus. 

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As noted, the Vagus nerve is the longest and most complex nerve in the autonomic nervous system, providing 75% of all parasympathetic outflow. Connecting the brain to organs including the heart, lungs, kidney and stomach, it influences breathing, heart rate and digestion among other vital bodily functions

Stress exacerbates the sympathetic “fight or flight” nerves thereby suppressing performance of the Vagus nerves. Heart rate & blood pressure increase, breath is shallow and fast, and nutrient and hormone transplant through blood is impeded. Prolonged exposure to stress leads to increased secretion of adrenaline and cortisol, placing strain on the body and reducing function of the immune system.

This hyperadrenolism or chronic stress is all too common in today’s fast-paced society. This is why it is so important to activate the parasympathetic system regularly to maintain a state of balance.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26525188

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29315203

The idea of NIRVANA was conceived from a desire to contribute to the sustainable happiness of people. From this noble idea, the first prototype was…a complete failure. It was then we knew that the road to development wouldn't be an easy one. After several months of research, assembly and part testing, Prototype 2 emerged as the basic acupressure module. We confirmed the possibility of NIRVANA. 

But…it was clunky and not yet fit for use. Which is why, we went back to the drawing board to re-visualize the design.

Our efforts produced the first Design Concept. By Prototype 3 we had our first wearable sample. Programming varying massage patterns, over 10 hours per day went into testing and I was overjoyed to feel NIRVANA for the first time.  

But…we could not ensure universal ear-fit for all people. After all that hard work, design 1 was scrapped and we went back to the drawing board. Again.

By Prototype 4, we made great innovative advancements including automatic adjustments to adjust to different head shapes. By Prototype 5, programming and design finally harmonized to form a product ready for mass production. New and soothing sensations emerged corresponding to each newly-developed mode, invoking an extraordinary deep state of rest.

Finally, NIRVANA was ready to share with the world.

Risks and challenges

Our next hurdle is developing a finished product worthy of this unique technology. Through out the mass production phase, we promise to be diligent on quality standards and keep you informed through out.

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