At a much weakened time with the walls crashing down all around and with what at the time seemed like a losing cause it was time to give all. They gave all, I will not give up. NO! WE ARE NOT manufacturing in China. When there was nothing left to do or lose but give, the clarity of a dear friend helped me see the value of giving. It was for Curtis and Mike and for those who serve but also a way to act against the really bad advice and options investors offered. I could give them away and nobody could stop that. It was all I could do and the answer seemed like the absolute best way to honor two friends and go directly against the gate keepers to success. Long for better days through giving.
I contacted a friend I had served in the 579th Engineers with, he was in Maryland and got me a contact to Red Cross liaison at Walter Reed in DC.
I contacted the Red Cross person at Walter Reed and after I explained to John Huffstutler what I had in the Temple Massager he said send him the donation. I sent him 40 or so Temple Massagers.
John received the Temple Massagers and I called him to ask what he thought. He said, “ Joe after I opened the box of Temple Massages I thought they were ridiculous looking.” John went on” Joe I took a couple Temple Massagers home and my wife and I tried them out. We think the Temple Massagers will be the best corporate gift for the service member’s this Christmas”
After a couple of months and a few more donations I was told by Walter Reed Medical staff the the product acted as a drug free distractor.
Long for better days through giving.
We gave to troops all over the world through WWP, MOMS, individuals, veterans and to who ever thought that the product would help troops deployed or recovering.
We even asked other companies to donate the aromatherapy oil.
Through all the donating there was some patterns showing up in the feedback. We had feedback from different locations that was similar. Folks said the product helped with headache relief, Bruxism relief and calming. We researched medical literature to find that it is recommended to keep the facial muscles relaxed to prevent headaches bruxism and TMJ. Then we met with Dr Abramson who is the founder of Stanford University Mindfulness based stress clinic.
I am writing you with my impression of the Temple Massager from my role in two different settings.
Firstly I am a dentist who specializes in the treatment of TMJ and cranial facial pain and I am also director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, Integrative Medicine Clinic.
The Temple Size or employs very simple concept of being able to stimulate the sensitive areas of the head muscles, particularly the temporal muscles with the user in a comfortable and relaxed position as they manipulate the device on themselves.
With a combination of my focus with both my clinic patients with TMJ and facial pain and with the stress reduction clinic at Stanford I feel that the Temple Massager has a significant potential for being a useful tool with the armed services personnel who are under chronic stress in their performance of duties.
The Temple massager could offer an opportunity for these personnel to settle down and their nervous systems from a patrol or other duties that induce great stress. One could think of this as a diver who goes down into a deep dive and has to decompress slowly coming out of the dive. A soldier going on patrol is in a hyper alert state with significant release of stress hormones for extended period of time. Soldiers need training in settling down this stress reaction in reducing the stress hormones in the body which lead to the destructive effects on their health.
I feel that the Temple Massager gives the personnel an opportunity to restore themselves and settle down in a positive Safeway and hopefully prevent the ceiling of the need for a quick fix to alcohol or drugs.
I feel the Temple Massager could be used in conjunction with a audio guided meditation/relaxation tape that would guide the user to focus their mind and to stimulate what Herb Benson, M.D. at Harvard calls the relaxation response. End of letter.
Donating was empowering, when the chips were down and the odds were long I gave.