What is NeedleCalm?

NeedleCalm is a clinically proven medical device listed with the Australian Regulatory Therapeutic Goods Administration (ARTG). It helps reduce discomfort and anxiety associated with needle procedures like:

  • Blood tests
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Medication injections (including self-administered injections)
  • IV insertions

How Does NeedleCalm Work?

NeedleCalm uses a combination of features to achieve its calming effect:

  • Cooling Technology: The device retains a cool temperature, which can help numb the area and reduce pain perception.
  • Acupressure Points: Tiny bumps on the back of the device stimulate specific points on the skin, promoting distraction and potentially reducing anxiety.
  • Gentle Adhesion: Secure and comfortable silicone adhesive tape keeps the device in place during the procedure and prevents medical adhesive related skin injuries (MARSI)

Who Should Use NeedleCalm?

NeedleCalm is ideal for anyone who experiences:

  • Needle anxiety or fear: This includes both children and adults who may feel nervous or scared about needles.
  • Pain sensitivity: The device can help lessen the discomfort associated with needle procedures.
  • Dislike of needles: Even for those who don’t have a phobia, NeedleCalm can make the experience more pleasant and tolerable.

Specifically, NeedleCalm can be helpful for:

  • Patients needing regular injections: Including hormone replacement therapy, anticoagulants, and fertility treatments.
  • Individuals looking to improve their healthcare experience: By reducing needle anxiety, NeedleCalm can help people stay on track with their health goals.

What Procedures Does NeedleCalm Help With?

NeedleCalm is a versatile device suitable for a variety of needle procedures, including:

  • Blood tests and blood donation
  • Medication injections (both self-administered and by healthcare professionals)
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Local anesthetic injections
  • Additionally (optional): Lumbar punctures and sterile water injections (Note: Sterilization procedures require specific protocols).

For detailed instructions and further resources, please visit [link to instructions page].

What Can I Expect When Using NeedleCalm?

Using NeedleCalm can create a more positive and comfortable experience during needle procedures. Here’s what you can expect:

Reduced Anxiety and Discomfort:

  • The cooling technology helps numb the area and potentially reduce pain perception.
  • Acupressure points may promote relaxation and decrease anxiety associated with needles.

Comfortable Application:

  • The device is lightweight and easy to apply with gentle adhesive tape.

Distraction and Focus Shift:

  • By focusing on the cool sensation and acupressure points, you may be less distracted by the needle itself.

Individual Results:

  • Everyone experiences anxiety differently. While NeedleCalm is clinically proven to help distract from the sharp sensation, the level of comfort and stress reduction may vary.

Here are some additional tips for maximizing your experience with NeedleCalm:

  • Remove the device from the fridge/container moments before your procedure. This allows the cooling technology to take effect.
  • Follow the instructions for proper placement. This ensures optimal effectiveness and comfort.
  • Focus on the cool sensation and acupressure points. This can help distract you from the needle insertion. Remember to apply pressure just before the needle is inserted.
  • Communicate your anxiety with your healthcare provider. They can offer additional support and ensure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

Remember: NeedleCalm is an adjunct therapy, intended to be used alongside your healthcare provider’s expertise.

If you have any further questions about what to expect with NeedleCalm, please consult your healthcare professional.

Is NeedleCalm Safe?

Yes, NeedleCalm is a safe and effective medical device. It’s:

  • Made with medical-grade materials
  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic
  • Chemical and medication free
  • Clinically tested and proven to optimise the pain and anxiety from needle procedures

How Do I Use NeedleCalm?

We recommend following the detailed instructions included with your NeedleCalm device. Here’s a general overview:

  1. Prepare the intended application area.
  2. Remove the adhesive backing from the device.
  3. Position the device according to the instructions.
  4. Apply the device seconds before your procedure to allow the cooling technology to take effect.
  5. Leave the device in place throughout the needle procedure whilst applying firm pressure.
  6. Discard the used device after your procedure.

Can I Reuse NeedleCalm?

No, NeedleCalm is a single-use disposable device.

Where Can I Buy NeedleCalm?

NeedleCalm is currently available for purchase online through our website and select healthcare providers and pharmacies in Australia.

Private Health Insurance Reimbursement and NDIS

Don’t forget to keep your receipt if you are on an NDIS plan. Please consult with your private health insurance prior to purchase. NeedleCalm may be covered under certain policies.

I Have More Questions. How Can I Contact You?

We’re happy to answer any further questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us through our website or email us at enquiries@needlecalm.com.au

We hope this FAQ page has been helpful!