NERVANA can be used almost any time of day. During a stressful day, after an intense workout, at a concert, or any time you want to replace tension with serenity. NERVANA is portable and small, so you can travel easily with it.
Based on user experience, we recommend two daily 30 minute sessions for longer lasting effects that promote your own personal relaxation and wellness.
Simply replace the 9V battery with another, rechargeable or not, and you are ready to experience NERVANA right away!
You can connect your music source to NERVANA with our connecting cable or use the built-in microphone to pick up on ambient sound, but music is not required.
NERVANA’s headphones were designed to deliver the best possible Vagus nerve stimulation signal. We are actively working on sound quality and look forward to providing you with an improved set of headphones.
Some users have recognized the inherent limitations of earbuds as compared to over-the-ear type headphones, and there is a solution for those who wish to have a quality of sound only available from over-the-ear type headphones by combining the NERVANA headphones with your favorite over-the-ear type headphones.
A Y-splitter headphone jack (shown below) is commonly available at virtually all stores that sell electronics.
First, plug the single male input jack into your music source. From this, two output female ports are available. Your over-the-ear headphone jack is plugged into the first of the two output ports. The male-to-male connector provided with your NERVANA unit is plugged into the second output port. Connect as instructed but only put the left earbud in your ear during use (you can use the clip to secure the right earbud as it dangles free). Then put your headphones over both your ears, completely covering the left earbud that is in your left ear. Then use NERVANA as directed.
The NERVANA Headphones are the only headphones that can be used with the NERVANA Generator. The NERVANA silicone earbuds are the replaceable tips that are placed on the headphones, and come in different sizes to accommodate the uniqueness between each person’s ears as much as possible. When using NERVANA, you must use the NERVANA headphones with the earbuds attached. The Left headphone cable, speaker housing, and earbud contain the elements required to conduct the signal to your left ear. Without the NERVANA headphones, the signal will not work.
The left earpiece, connected to the blue cable, delivers the NERVANA signal (in addition to the left channel of music when used in music mode). Most people describe feelings ranging anything from tickling to a tingling sensation in the ear canal at the location where the earbud makes contact with skin. You can adjust the intensity of the signal up or down based on your own level of comfort. If the signal in your left ear canal becomes uncomfortable in any way, simply turn the intensity down with the down arrow.
We do not recommend pulling out the left earpiece from your ear when you are in a NERVANA session. If you do pull the left earpiece out while signal is being supplied, then before reinstalling in your left ear, turn down the intensity to a low comfortable level (for example, between 2 and 6).
Four sizes of NERVANA Earbuds are included with each set of NERVANA Headphones. These are designed to fit most typical adult ear canals. We constructed the earbuds for comfort and fit, but most important was finding a shape that could fit snugly within the ear canal to apply the right amount of pressure against the skin of the left ear canal to get good NERVANA signal quality. This is why selecting the best size earbud for your ear is essential.
The intensity level you use may depend on several things, including earbud fit, personal comfort, type of music, and signal quality, to name a few. The Intensity levels range from 2 to 25, and there is no magic number. Many users find a stronger signal at a lower intensity in Formula Mode and Ambient Mode. This is due to the signal processing that occurs in Audio Mode.
Every person will experience NERVANA differently. We suggest starting at the lowest intensity level and gradually increase the intensity during the first few minutes of use. You will find that there is a “sweet spot” between two levels — the lower level being just right and the higher level being a little less comfortable.
While NERVANA works with most genres of music, some music selections create a stronger signal than others. These are typically faster paced, higher intensity songs having an amplitude that varies from low to high. Songs that are very melodic and slow might not produce the best signal quality. Try different songs and various genres of music to find the best experience for you.
Yes! In fact, some users have found that playing soft music having soothing tones pleasantly combines with NERVANA’s Formula Mode. Remember that the right earbud does not need to be in your right ear when using Formula Mode.
There are many things you can do to improve the strength of the NERVANA signal.
- Headphone assembly: Make sure the blue dot on the left earbud is lined up with the “L” on the left earpiece. The left earbud is made of conductive silicone in order to transmit the NERVANA signal.
- Ear prep: Everyday skin oils and ear wax can prevent transmission of the NERVANA signal. You can prime your left ear by cleaning the outer ear canal gently with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Only swipe the outermost skin that comes in contact with the left earbud. Do not insert the swab deep into your ear canal.
- Earbud Size: Even if it’s comfortable, your size may not be providing ideal contact for good signal quality. Try different sizes of earbuds until you find a size where it’s easy for you to get good signal quality at a lower intensity relatively quickly.
- Saline: Electrical signals need a conductive environment to transmit properly. Salt water (also called “saline”) is a good conductor of electricity and is biocompatible. A saline dispenser is included with your NERVANA unit. Simply spray the saline on both sides of the left earbud.
- Music: While NERVANA works with most genres of music, some music selections create a stronger signal than others. These are typically faster paced, higher intensity songs having an amplitude that varies from low to high. Songs that are very melodic and slow might not produce the best signal quality. Try different songs and various genres of music to find the best experience for you.
Loudness: In Audio Mode / Line In, the NERVANA signal is somewhat dependent on the volume of the music. So, if you can do so comfortably, try turning the music volume up a level or two when you are first using NERVANA. We have accommodated for the possibility of using music that does not produce an ideal NERVANA signal by adding the Calibration Dial. If you are listening to music that is soft or quiet, turning the Calibration Dial up (clockwise) will increase the occurrence of the signal – it will not affect the volume of the music from the earbud speakers. Volume is completely controlled by your music source.
The Calibration Dial increases the sensitivity of the NERVANA Generator to softer or quieter music. Because the signal is somewhat volume dependent in Audio Mode / Line In, you may need to increase the Calibration Dial clockwise in order to see the signal chevrons (“>> >> >> …”) moving across the screen from left to right. The NERVANA Signal best follows music when the chevrons move as far to the right as possible without continuously staying at the right side.
So, if you can do so comfortably, try turning the music volume up a level or two when you are first using NERVANA. If you are listening to music that is soft or quiet, turning the Calibration Dial up (clockwise) will increase the occurrence of the signal – it will not affect the volume of the music from the earbud speakers. Volume is completely controlled by your music source.
Electrical signals need a conductive environment to transmit properly. Salt water (also called “saline”) is a good conductor of electricity and is biocompatible. A saline dispenser is included with your NERVANA unit. Simply spray the saline on opposite sides of the left earbud – the one with the blue dot.
While it is not required to use saline with NERVANA, it does help transmit a better quality signal.
You can mix your own saline by filling the vial with less than ¼ teaspoon of table salt and then filling the vial with water. Warmer water will allow the salt to dissolve faster.
The top and bottom portions of your saline dispenser can be rotated in opposite directions to raise the internal plunger assembly. Grab the blue plunger after is has been rotated and exposed and pull it away from the outer black canister. You will see a blue cap and a small glass vial. The blue cap can be unscrewed from the top of the glass vial. Be careful when you remove the plunger assembly as the glass vial is fragile and can break if dropped. A small funnel or measuring cup can be inserted into the open top of the glass vial and the vial can be filled with saline, for example, eye contact solution or saline made by you.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
NERVANA directs a proprietary low voltage electrical signal to the Vagus nerve which, when stimulated, increases the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that improve mood. NERVANA synchronizes the signal with any music selected by a user, which means that the stimulation signal will be unique to each different song played. NERVANA can also be used without music for the same effect.
The left earbud of the NERVANA headphone is made of conductive silicone and transmits an electrical signal from the NERVANA Generator. This electrical signal stimulates a branch of the vagus nerve that is located in the ear.
NERVANA uses targeted electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve, which prompts the brain to release neurotransmitters that enhance mood and relaxation. This targeted stimulation can be used with or without sound, and the user can choose their music. NERVANA harnesses the natural power of your nervous system, and allows for a more personal experience. Binaural beats only use sounds at specific frequencies.
Yes, you can enjoy the stimulating effects of NERVANA without music. Because NERVANA’s signal synchronizes with music, the user can feel the beat of the music without the sensation of sound.
Bioelectronics is a field of research in the convergence of biology and electronics.
EFFECTS & BENEFITS
Because NERVANA is a wellness product, it has only been tested on healthy individuals. NERVANA’s targeted signal is intended for relaxation, stress relief, and mood enhancement. NERVANA does not claim to treat medical conditions.
The effects can be felt within minutes and last as long as an hour or more after a session. Based on the experience of NERVANA units, the more consistently you use NERVANA, the easier it becomes to get to your ultimate state of relaxation.
It is well known that stress has negative health effects on the body. NERVANA helps facilitate relaxation, which can decrease or prevent those negative health effects.
NERVANA’s bioelectronic signal safely elicits the body’s natural parasympathetic response, which stimulates the pleasure center of the brain.
NERVANA meets the requirements for the FDA Guidance for Wellness devices because of its low risk to user safety.
No. NERVANA accentuates your body’s own natural ability to relax and enjoy a pleasurable experience.
Do not use NERVANA if you have a cardiac pacemaker, implanted defibrillator, or other implanted metallic or electronic device. Do not use NERVANA while using any other external electrical stimulating devices. If you have an implanted device and are unsure of the effect of NERVANA on your device, please talk to your doctor.
You should talk to your doctor before purchasing or using NERVANA if you have questions about your medical condition.
The vagus nerve stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, which prompts your body systems to rest and recover. This opposes the signals your nervous system follows during exercise and times of stress. The most effective way to integrate NERVANA into your training regimen is to use it during recovery. Although using NERVANA while exercising will not harm you, we recommend use after a workout.
TNERVANA is not for use by children. While we are unaware of any research showing safety concerns for children’s use, it has not been tested on people under age 18. Accordingly, please do not allow your children to us NERVANA.
TWomen who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use NERVANA, as it has not been tested on pregnant women.
Because NERVANA can create a state of deeper relaxation, you should not drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or engage in any other activity requiring attentiveness and concentration for safety./span>
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If you are not satisfied with your NERVANA unit, you may return it to our office within 30 days of when you received the product to receive a refund. The sender is responsible for all shipping fees associated with the return.
It helps us to know the reason for any return, so please reach out to our support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions about product features, function, and usage tips or troubleshooting. We are here to help!
Refunds will be processed after the returned unit has been received in the office.
Each NERVANA unit includes a generator, a set of headphones, and 4 sizes of replaceable earbuds. If you want to share the NERVANA unit with the family or friends, you may want each user to have their own personal set of headphones.
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