Science

Studies show that acupressure has a significantly better effect than drugs (usually benzodiazepines) for increased sleep quality. (Sun 2010, Cao 2009, Yeung 2009, Lee 2008, Cheuk 2007). Meta-analyzes support these conclusions. A significant number of randomized trials also point to a positive results.

We carefully designed ZpikesTape to put constant acupressure on the most powerful acupoint on the body, so that you can perform better and reach your goals by engaging in active recovery and better sleep.

Clinical study

Participants were instructed to apply the ZpikesTape 1 hour before bedtime over a period of 30 days. Once daily according to the following procedure.

Here’s what the study concluded:

Better sleep quality

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Fell asleep faster

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Deeper sleep

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More energy

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Improved sleep and recovery

Research has shown that acupressure can be especially helpful in improving sleep quality and recovery by: 

  • increasing nocturnal endogenous melatonin secretion.
  • stimulating opioid (especially b-endorphin) production and μ-opioid receptor activity.
  • Increase nitric oxide synthesis activity and nitric oxide content that help promote normal brain tissue function, which can help regulate sleep.
  • increase cerebral blood flow.
  • reduce sympathetic activity in the nervous system, which provides a calming effect.
  • regulate levels of neurotransmitters (or their modulators) such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, GABA and neuropeptide Y. This changes brain chemistry which helps to increase well-being and reduce tension.
  • Promoting relaxation and deactivation of the "analytical part" of the brain, which is responsible for insomnia.

Acupressure has stood the test of time

The 3,000-year-old treatment method is probably the oldest medical system we know of.

Given the evidence we have, acupressure appears to be at least as effective as the existing conventional drugs, without their level of side effects.

Zpikestape (acupressure) works by stimulating peripheral nerves and connective tissue that release transmitters that have an effect on the central and autonomic nervous system. The central nervous system is activated and releases chemicals and neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin to the spinal cord, muscles and brain.The resulting biochemical changes affect the body's homeostatic mechanisms, and promote physical and emotional well-being, as well as relaxation.