VeRelief Prime
Clinically validated advanced mental recovery technology to improve sleep quality and stress recovery in minutes.
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A Deeper Sense of Calm
Experience a deeper sense of calm in minutes by directly activating your auricular vagus nerve.
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Safe and Effective
Developed by biomedical engineers and clinically validated across multiple IRB-approved placebo-controlled studies.
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Relaxation You Can FEEL

VeRelief is a patented rapid-relaxation product integrating advanced neurotechnology and bioelectronics. VeRelief directly stimulates the vagus nerve to improve mental recovery and maximize mental health.


Clinically Proven

In multiple placebo-controlled studies, VeRelelief demonstrated safe and significant recovery from fight or flight symptoms with just a few minutes of use.

100% reported treatment was relaxing
36% decrease in state-anxiety
31% increase in HRV (rMSSD)
0 differe
nces in safety and tolerability compared to placebo group


Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Demonstrated to be Safe and Well Tolerated

Auricular vagus nerve stimulation has been demonstrated to be safe and well tolerated in thousands of independent human trials.


Safe and Well Tolerated in Thousands

In over 18,000 sessions of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in healthy, neurologically ill, and psychologically ill patients, no serious side effects were reported (source). 

In over 6,000 participants who used auricular vagus nerve stimulation for up to 60 minutes at a time, there was no additional risk of experiencing a side effect between those who received real stimulation vs. fake stimulation (source). 

In over 1,300 participants, a minimum of 10 minutes of auricular vagus nerve stimulation showed the most common side effects were mild skin discomfort or an uncomfortable “tingliness” (18%) and headache (3.6%) (source). 

In over 150 participants, there was no additional risk in experiencing a side effect between those who used the real VeRelief device and those who used a placebo (fake) VeRelief device (source).

VeRelief Technology is Safe and Effective

VeRelief’s underlying auricular vagus nerve stimulation technology was demonstrated to be safe and effective in over 150 patients across 3 IRB-approved and placebo-controlled clinical studies and one IRB-approved case study.



Dr. Nicholas Hool, Dr. William J. Tyler, Dr. Sarah Wyckoff, and Dr. Taylor Hearn conducted a study aimed at developing a Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) method to enhance foreign language learning. They focused on optimizing noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) techniques that are comfortable and suitable for everyday use in various training environments.

The researchers explored transdermal auricular vagal nerve stimulation (taVNS), which targets nerve fibers in the external ear, as a more comfortable alternative to other methods. They designed biocompatible, hydrogel earbud electrodes for unilateral or bilateral use, and evaluated their safety and efficacy across different frequencies and intensities.

The team also examined the impact of taVNS on autonomic physiology, attention, sensory gating, and plasticity using various measurements, including heart rate, heart rate variability, skin conductance, skin temperature, respiration rate, EEG, and pupillometry.

The study found that the dry, hydrogel earbud electrode design is a safe and effective method for taVNS.

Read the safety and efficacy report for the first prototype study here





  • 18 competitive golfers during a 150-yard hitting task.


  • 10 minutes of vagus and great auricular nerve stimulation on both sides of neck (bilateral stimulation).


  • 36% Clinically Significant Reduction (36%) in state-anxiety in active treatment group after single 10-min treatment. Only 18% reduction in placebo group.
  • No differences in safety and tolerability between active and placebo treatments (Pain, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, skin itching or irritation).
  • Significant increase in quality of feel of each shot in active group only.

Study Three


  • 24 patients with self-diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder.


  • 5-minutes of VeRelief treatment on each side of the neck for a 10-minute total treatment time.


  • 24% Clinically Significant Reduction in State-Anxiety in active treatment group after single treatment
  • 31% Increase in Heart Rate Variability (rMSSD) in active group alone. 0% change in sham group.
  • 100% Of Active Users reported treatment to be “Relaxing”. 33% of sham participants found treatment to be relaxing.
  • Active participants were 2x more relaxed than sham participants.
  • No differences in safety and tolerability between active and sham treatments (Pain, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, skin itching or irritation).


Population: Individual 23-year-old male patient living with diagnosed Panic Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Protocol: Use 2x per day for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks of using the devices, patient was asked to rate each statement as Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.



“I feel better after using the device”

  • Strongly Agree 63% of the time
  • Agree 37% of the time

“I feel better having access to this device in case I have symptoms”

  • Strongly Agree 25% of the time
  • Agree 75% of the time

“The device helps me relax”

  • Strongly Agree 37% of the time
  • Agree 63% of the time

“The device decreases the severity of my symptoms”

  • Agree 75% of the time

“The device is easy to use”

  • Strongly Agree 12.5% of the time
  • Agree 75% of the time

Patient Statement: “It has stopped some panic attacks from getting worse and [felt like] I was melting into my bed. Complete mental and physical relaxation.”

The Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is a fascinating part of our anatomy. It’s one of several cranial nerves that create a vital connection between the brain and the body (Guyenet, 2018). Its main job is pretty important; it helps our bodies recover from the stress of a “fight or flight” response and allows us to enter a more relaxed “rest and digest” state (Porges, 2009). Basically, the vagus nerve is our built-in stress relief system.

When it comes to controlling bodily functions like heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and other automatic processes, the vagus nerve plays a key role (Berthoud & Neuhuber, 2000). Activating the vagus nerve actually slows these functions down, helping our bodies unwind and chill out.

Now, here’s a cool fact: a branch of the vagus nerve, known as the Auricular Branch of the Vagus Nerve, can be accessed just under the ear on the side of the neck (Peuker & Filler, 2002). Studies have shown that stimulating this particular branch can reduce an elevated heart rate and alleviate anxiety symptoms (Bauer et al., 2010). How amazing is that

A Simple Vagus Nerve Stimulator

VeRelief is a game-changer when it comes to managing stress and anxiety. By applying electrical energy to the Auricular Branch of the Vagus Nerve (ABVN) on the side of your neck, it can help you find calm during those overwhelming moments (Bauer et al., 2010).

What’s the science behind it? The ABVN connects to areas in the brainstem, like the Locus Coeruleus and Reticular Activating System (Aston-Jones & Cohen, 2005). These regions are involved in producing Serotonin and Norepinephrine, as well as regulating our sleep/wake cycles (Monti & Monti, 2007). That’s why stimulating the ABVN can be so effective in helping you fall asleep faster, ease racing thoughts, reduce stress and anxiety, and even improve your mood (Kraus et al., 2007).

VeRelief stands out from other vagus nerve devices. It’s the first of its kind, being wireless, equipped with dry electrodes, and portable. And get this – it’s smaller than a car key fob! So, what makes VeRelief special? It’s all about the convenience and ease of use that sets it apart.Why not give VeRelief a try and experience the benefits of a more active vagus nerve for yourself?


Typically I can pinpoint where my anxiety is coming from and have learned how to manage it. Where VeRelief really helps me is when I’m feeling randomly anxious but don’t know where it is coming from. It settles down my thoughts and helps me move through the anxiety so I can move on with my day.

James A.

Telling y’all this is live changing. For anyone struggling with any forms of anxiety, intrusive thoughts, the inability to relax, etc., let me put you on something. I bought the verelief mini and I don’t see a world where this is not needed.

Madi M

Anxiety is a physical thing, we carry stress physically in our necks. I put Hoolest’s device on the nerve and it shakes the tension loose and relaxes it. Or if I have racing thoughts and use it before bed, it helps slow things down and clears them out. The device is a tool you can reach for that doesn’t have the chemical consequences or ups and downs.

Cassandra J.


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