According to the business, thirty minutes of NuCalm is equivalent to 2 to 3 hours of restorative sleep. The NuCalm site boasts that the de-stressing treatment takes simply two minutes to administer and less than five minutes to accomplish its impacts, making it the extremely meaning of a quick fix.
With its smooth website and claims of high-tech, borderline-magic results, I half anticipated my NuCalm experience to happen in the actual future or, at really least, a center that reeked of sci-fi vibes. I think I was visualizing an office that appeared like the ship from Passengers and a bulky set-up reminiscent of the memory-implanting tech from Overall Remember or perhaps even a coffin-like pod right out of The 5th Element.
My NuCalm treatment was not administered on the set of a motion picture, but it likewise wasn't administered in a dental practitioner's workplace. On the morning of my consultation, I drove across Los Angeles to Santa Monica to the offices of an authentic physician to the stars, whose Hollywood customers includes actresses, authors and inspirational experts, and who boasts proficiency in energy medication, integrative medication and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Instead, my NuCalm experience began in a (purposefully) dimly lit waiting space that looked more like the living space of an eccentric, well-traveled college professor than a medical center. The physician was fashionably late not with another client, just in getting to the office. While the tardiness might typically have annoyed me, here, it looked like part of the experience, almost like a sneak peek of the results of the state-of-the-art treatment that awaited me.
During a short consultation, the physician explained the NuCalm procedure and summarized the science behind it (more on that later). The gist of the system, I found out, was this: I would chew a tablet of gamma-Aminobutyric acid, or -aminobutyric acid (or GABA, for brief), a repressive neurotransmitter indicated to decrease activity in my nerve system.
I would listen, through earphones, to binaural beat music music with two different balanced pulses that activates Alpha and Theta brain waves, which are associated with the very first stage of deep sleep and meditation. Also, I would be blindfolded. And, in Doc Hollywood's office, I would do all of this while lying on a waterbed although the waterbed, I found out, is not a standard or needed component of the treatment.