Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the Price worth it?

Treatment

Counseling Therapy

Antidepressants

Mindfulness/ Meditation

Verelief*

Total Spent by Year-5

$7,860

$1,740

$840

$610

We surveyed 291 patients across the country who frequently experience anxiety episodes. We found that the top three methods patients use to manage their anxiety are Counseling Therapy, followed by Antidepressants, and followed by Mindfulness or Meditation practices. Respondents reported their average Out-of-Pocket costs associated with each treatment. 83% of respondents reported having anxiety for more than 5 years.

Presented is a comparison of costs associated with using each of the top three treatments and the VeRelief product over a 5-year period.

VeRelief Private Release Overview

VeRelief is currently available exclusively through a private release program. Private release participants will receive a VeRelief device, a box of 10 Veragel electrodes, and supporting materials. Participants will receive a card that allows them to schedule a call with our customer support team at any time they like and as many times as they need. Participants will also be added to our list of early adopters who will receive early access to new product features and add-ons as we make product improvements over time.

Participants may receive a full refund if they return the VeRelief device along with its supporting materials (except for any used electrodes) within 60 days from purchase date.

How does the treatment work?

VeRelief uses a technology called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). This is a method that applies small electric currents to the skin over a target (vagus) nerve for the purpose of activating a neurophysiological response. VeRelief electrically activates the vagus and great auricular nerves on the neck and around the ear area, but can also be used to target other nerves like the trigeminal nerve or median nerve.

The vagus nerve synapses in the nucleus of the solitary tract in the brainstem, which then communicates with the Locus Coeruleus, which then communicates with regions in the limbic system and reticular activating system. These regions control our emotional and cognitive processing abilities.

 Stimulating the auricular branch of the vagus nerve activates this neural pathway in the brain. The brain then sends a signal via the efferent branch of the vagus nerve down to the body telling it to reduce sympathetic output (stress levels) and increase HRV, which rapidly reduces anxious feelings.  See this article for additional information on how vagal nerve stimulation can help reduce anxiety symptoms.

For more information about the mechanism of action, submit an inquire to request our product whitepaper with full product specifications and clinical research. 

How should VeRelief be used? 

VeRelief may also be used for 5-10 minutes first thing in the morning and first thing before bed for general improvements to vagal tone, which have long lasting effects on improving health, wellness, and physical and mental resilience.

Is the treatment safe? 

Side effects of transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation have been demonstrated to be low risk and similar to side effects of standard TENS devices. Side effects may include skin itching or irritation, discomfort during treatment, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, or fatigue. 

VeRelief uses an output about 10x lower than other prescription electrical nerve stimulators, and has been demonstrated to be a safe and tolerable output level in independent research. Hoolest has also conducted 3 IRB approved sham-controlled studies that demonstrated the treatment to be safe and tolerable in patients experiencing moderate to severe anxiousness. 

For clinical research reports, submit our form and inquire about receiving our full product whitepaper.

Who should not use VeRelief? 

The safety and efficacy of the VeRelief device has not been evaluated in the following patients and is therefore not indicated for: 

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Pregnant women
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Pediatric Patients
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Patients with known or suspected heart disease
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Patients who react poorly to the idea of electrical stimulation of any kind 
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Patients with sensitive skin or skin wounds in the target region around the neck 
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Patients with implanted medical devices such as pacemakers, implanted defibrillators or metal implants in head or neck 
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Patients with a history of seizures  
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Patients with abnormal cranial nerve or other neurological findings or symptoms that would require prompt medical attention 
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Patients with recent brain or facial trauma (less than 3 months) 
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Patients who have had surgery to cut the vagus nerve in the neck (cervical vagotomy)
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Recent stroke victims

Check with your healthcare provider if you do not understand or if you are not sure whether any of the above contraindications apply to you or your condition.

What does it feel like? 

In one of our clinical studies with 24 patients, we asked them to give up to 5 words to describe how the treatment felt. Here are the top results: 

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Relaxed (11 times) 
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Calm (9 times) 
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Ear Vibrations (7 times) 
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Tingly (6 times)
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Comfortable (4 times)
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Focused (4 Times)
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Meditation (3)
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Difficult (2)
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Intriguing (2)
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Peaceful (2)
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Soothing (2)
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Stress (2)
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Anxious (1)
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Balanced (1)
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Breathing (1)
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Confusing (1)
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Headache (1)
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Intense (1)
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Long (1)
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Loud (1)
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Pinching (1)
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Sleepy (1)
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Theta State (1)
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Tired (1)
How long should I use the device? 

It is recommended to use the device for up to 10 minutes, but it may be used for longer if anxiousness does not subside. 

How long do the Veragel Electrodes last?

The Veragel electrodes will last between 1-3 days after they have been opened from their packaging, depending on the frequency of use and how long they are exposed to air. Use the Cap to protect the Veragels from external debris or from drying out quickly as they are stored in the device. 

Veragels have a 90-day shelf life from the day of manufacture when stored at room temperature, but may last up to one full year if stored in a refrigerator. While they do not expire, Veragels are best used by the date listed on the Veragel packaging.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

Private Release 2022

VeRelief is now available in limited quantities through our Private Release program. Order yours today and be the first to first to add the most powerful mental health management tool now available to your daily routine.
Order comes with one VeRelief device, a supply of Veragel electrodes for 30 days of use, product support materials, and a 60-day money-back guarantee from your date of purchase.
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