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How It Works


Aasana Mat believes in transparency and doesn't claim to replace conventional medical treatment. 

 

PAIN MANAGEMENT

AasanaMat follows the Gate Control Theory of pain to help alleviate the chronic body pains. To put it simply, according to the Gate Control Therapy of pain, the slower pain signals such as common muscle aches in our bodies can be misdirected with sharper and faster sensations. AasanaMat uses this exact principle to help manage chronic pain.

"C fibers" are nerve fibers in responsible for chronic, long-term pain in our bodies. Sharp spikes in Aasanamat act as an external stimulus to overwhelm signals from C fibres, reducing the feeling of pain almost immediately.

In a recent pilot study to investigate whether a treatment with a needle stimulation pad (NSP) changes perceived pain and/or sensory thresholds in patients with chronic neck (NP) and lower back pain (BP), it was found that the needle stimulation pad revealed a substantial potential for the alleviation of chronic NP and BP.

The study was conducted on 40 patients with a chronic neck pain and 42 patients with  a chronic back pain. Participants were instructed to apply the NSP over a period of 14 days once daily according to the following procedure: in a first step, the patients were instructed to press both hands (only NP study) or both feet (only BP study) for 10 minutes on the mat while sitting on a chair. The participants were informed that the first 2 to 5 minutes could be painful. A daily treatment time of about 30 minutes was recommended for the painful part of the body. 

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It was found that the pad reveals its effects at least partly on a subcortical level of the pain processing system. "A further benefit of the device is the fact that it is easy to use, safe, and does not require a therapist." Besides the discomfort or pain when lying on the pad, especially at the first minutes of the first sessions, no adverse effects of the mechanical NSP were reported.


IMPROVING BLOOD & PLASMA CIRCULATION

When the acupressure points press against your body, they make the nervous system send a series of impulses to the brain , triggering the release of endorphins and oxytocin.

Endorphins are commonly known as the "feel-good hormones" as they are capable of blocking the transmission of pain signals, thereby generating a sensation of wellbeing and reducing muscle and joint pain. Oxytocin is instead known as the "hormone of love and serenity" since it brings about a feeling of general calmness along with a mild drowsiness (which can be of great help against stress, fatigue and sleep disorders).

Acupressure also boosts blood and lymph circulation, resulting in an increased inflow of blood to muscles and organs (beneficial against poor blood circulation, cellulite, etc.).

 

Timeline of the Effects:

10-15 minutes: Release of endorphins and oxytocin, facilitated by pressure exerted by acupressure spikes.

20-30 minutes: Reduction in stress levels, sleep is facilitated and blood and lymph circulation is boosted.

Over 45 minutes: Analgesia. By this time, the pain-relieving benefits of acupressure generally begin to be felt. It comes with reduced pain, boosted metabolism and relief from anxiety.

 

SUMMARY 

Acupressure therapy has been historically used as a pain management tool, and now with modern scientific studies to prove its benefits on the human body, Acupressure Mat is a perfect representative of the amalgamation of the ancient wisdom and the modern science.

If you are looking for a cost effective way to experience benefits at comfort of your home, safely, AasanaMat costs less than one-fifth the  session at any good chiro or a massage therapist. 

Namaste!

 

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