Socks appeal? U.S. doctor says therapy product offers significant promise
11th May 2021
Dr. Mark DeBrincat has developed the nickname “the good news doctor” because he refuses to give up on providing treatments he believes will help improve the lives of patients at his busy chiropractic clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado. Nobody was more surprised than he was about the results that followed early testing on a pair of therapeutic socks designed by Jay Dhaliwal, founder and CEO of neurotherapeutic company Biowin.
Both men articulate the same mission: a passion to help improve the lives of others.
Dhaliwal was inspired by his mother, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983, to seek non-traditional methods to assist those who may not feel fully served by traditional therapies.
Dr. DeBrincat’s life was sidelined in 1997 by a near fatal head-on collision. Confined to a wheelchair at age 40, he underwent seven back surgeries and had a computer implanted in his spine to block out intense pain. “I lived a very limited life and gave up hope that I was ever going to get better,” he recalls. “In 2014, neurofeedback took a big turn for me and I started growing brain and spinal tissue and getting some of my abilities back. I found a microcirculation device that helped me get rid of scar tissue. I used nutrients and essential oils that helped me to make a big breakthrough. In short, I got my life back.”
Dr. DeBrincat’s personal journey inspired him to consider other products that might assist patients.
“I’m [asked] to look at a lot of products, but I only investigate those products I believe can be of some help to the patients I see,” he says. “I was contacted by Biowin to look at their socks some time ago, but didn’t examine the product until they were recommended by a friend.”
Biowin states the value proposition for its NHT neurosocks as incorporating “…a very specific sequence and pattern of neuroreceptor activation on the bottom of the feet…”
Dr. DeBrincat first performed a brain scan on himself, comparing two readings, one while wearing regular footwear and one while wearing Biowin socks.
“With the socks, I saw areas of the brain map indicating that the dominant frequency — what that area of the brain is capable of doing — change from too low to 100 percent,” he says. “My heart did a backflip. From testing nutrients to essential oils to energy feedback and microcirculation devices, I’ve never seen a change this dramatic. And this was the result of simply putting on a pair of socks. The stimulation is entirely tactile. There are no wires, bumps or magnets in the socks.”
“I’m excited to see a product like this demonstrate such potential,” he says. “But I always point out that no product can heal you. It can only help the body do a better job of healing itself.”