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THE SCIENCE

WHY HUMMING REDUCES STRESS

Zengence was built to address the growing global mental health crisis. Vocal meditation, humming, singing, and chanting are proven to reduce stress and build resilience. Here’s the science behind it.

  • Your vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in your body. It is split into left and right as it descends from the brain down your spine and provides both motor and sensory functions to a number of organs, including the heart, lungs, intestines and more. It keeps an eye on everything and helps the brain to help to regulate functions like temperature and inflammation, among others.


    The vagus nerve is also the main nerve of your parasympathetic nervous system. This means that unlike the “fight or flight” response from your sympathetic nervous system, it helps you rest, digest, and calm down. Deep breathing and meditation is seen in the research to be one of the most effective ways to activate the vagus nerve and refocus away from your stressors. 


    When we anticipate stress, we typically stop breathing and hold our breath in a fight or flight response. However, if you consistently train yourself to breathe through stressful situations, you can build better resiliency and more consistently lower your stress levels. That’s exactly what Zengence is designed to do. It’s one thing to activate your vagus nerve when you’re sitting in a quiet room with no distractions. But Zengence trains you to activate your vagus nerve consistently, even when navigating stressful situations. 
     

  • Nitric oxide is a molecule known for regulating blood flow and tissue oxygenation. Your blood vessels use it to relax smooth muscle, resulting in vasodilation (or lower blood pressure) and increased blood flow. Mostly commonly associated with heart health, nitric oxide can also dilate blood vessels in lung airways and signal the release of oxygen from red blood cells to support proper lung function. 


    Deep, nasal breathing while meditating is proven in research to increase oxygen levels throughout the body.

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TRAIN RESILIENCE INTO EVERY BREATH

Zengence is a first of its kind mental health action shooter. Reduce your stress, then train to master it.

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We make fun video games that deliver powerful mental health treatments that keep you coming back to play.

PLAY WELL.
STAY WELL.

We make fun video games that deliver powerful mental health treatments that keep you coming back to play.

REAL MEDICINE, DONE DIFFERENTLY

Things that are good for us don’t need to be boring. Our game designers keep players engaged, boosting their mental health while having a great time.

MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE

Addressing a mental health emergency on a global scale requires broad and low-cost accessibility. That’s why we’re meeting people where they already are — on gaming platforms.

NO PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED

As treatment gets more expensive, demand keeps growing. Our over-the-counter games will be accessible at home for a low cost and without a prescription.

THE POWER OF PLAY

Games allow people to organically explore, connect, and progress. Players are primed to improve their score, so why not their mental health?
 

RYAN DOUGLAS, CO-FOUNDER OF DEEPWELL DTX

Therapies can’t just be gamified. The most captivating games must be medicinalized to preserve and enhance their famously compelling nature.

GAME INNOVATION MEETS MEDICAL EXPERTISE

MEDICAL

RYAN DOUGLAS

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CHAIR OF DEEPWELL

A noted expert and innovator in the fields of mental health, artificial intelligence, and surgical robotics, Ryan has been on the frontline of major paradigm shifts in healthcare for 15 years.

26+

patents issued across robotics, AI, and medical applications

30+

commercialized medical devices

GAMING

MIKE WILSON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF DEEPWELL

One of the most prolific executive producers in the history of the games industry, Mike has been a part of bringing more than 100 games to market with more than 20 original million-unit sellers.

100+

games brought to market

80MM+

original global unit sales

MEDIA HITS

VentureBeat: DeepWell Digital Therapeutics launches Zengence as a game to treat mental health

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Upload VR: Zengence: Take Aim With Every Breath Is A Meditation Rail-Shooter For Good Vibes

Thursday, June 13, 2024

FSJA: DeepWell DTx unveils Zengence video game for stress relief to NYC first responders

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Mashable: The startup that hopes your doctor may one day prescribe you a video game

Friday, November 11, 2022

Fortune: Here’s how the pandemic-fueled surge in gaming is reshaping our understanding of its effects on mental health

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Fast Company: This startup is using video games to treat health conditions

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

WE ARE HERE TO PROVE GAMES CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU.

MIKE WILSON, CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO OF DEEPWELL

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