Why: Our purpose or why at Uplift is to provide natural solutions to global problems to improve human health and performance. How: Uplift Precision Nerve Stimulation of pressure points changes energy and blood flow, nerve impulses and signals to reset your body clock to your new time zone. What: We solve the problem of Jet Lag for Global Travelers so they can get to sleep and stay asleep when they need to.

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Dr. Charles T. Krebs
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
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Ted Finn
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William Davlin
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Uplift at GBTA Innovation Row

May 29,2024

For Immediate Release:                           


August 6, 2018


“Uplift - the revolutionary Jet Lag solution will be featured at the Innovation Row (Booth # IN-11) at the 2018 Global Business Travel Association Convention in San Diego!”


What if you could travel around the globe and not experience the effects of jet lag? The longest flights in the world keep getting longer whether you are traveling to close a major deal or off with your team to support your international clients. This global problem is growing with the recent launch of longer range equipment such as Boeing’s new Dreamliners & Airbus A350-1000 offering longer haul non-stop flights across the world.


Either way, you can count on jet lag or desynchronosis disrupting your schedule and performance! Now Uplift provides a natural solution to resynchronize your internal body clock to your new time zone and neutralize jet lag.  The Uplift solution discovered in Australia and crafted in Cambridge MA by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Charles Krebs, has just been launched to the global travel community and we look forward to sharing it with those attending the GBTA Convention. Uplift, which was recently featured in The Boston Globe and The New York Times enhances your performance when you travel, and restores your most valuable commodity - time.


The Co-founder & CEO of Uplift, Ted Finn and his team will be in attendance at booth #IR-11 to engage with global business executives and influencers during the entire convention from August 11 - 15. In alignment with the GBTA’s support and commitment to innovation across this growing industry,  Mr. Finn will also be a featured panelist on Tuesday, August 14th for the Travel Startup Stories Panel Discussion. “I’m truly honored to share the Uplift story on such an influential platform and I’m also excited to talk about the amazing impact our brand is making on the business travel community”, says CEO Ted Finn.  


For further information about the Uplift jet lag discovery and mobile app please visit booth# IR-11 or contact Ted Finn at: tedfinn@upliftventuresllc.com

“Lost time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin


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Uplift at Cambridge Innovation Center

May 29,2024

Learn from local industry leaders, scientists and experts about innovations in wellness, behavioral change, nutrition, fitness, environmental, societal wellbeing and more. Learn how to start or accelerate your wellness-related startup. There will be keynote speakers, flash talks, a panel discussion and demo tables.

Join us at Venture Café Kendall on June 21st - Free Samples and Drinks!

Register: http://bit.ly/wellinnovencaf


5:30–6:30pm - Keynote Speakers, Wellness Innovations

  • Dr. Charles Krebs "Uplift Naturally"  Dr. Charles Krebs is a visionary research scientist, university lecturer, and clinician who has spent the last 30 years unlocking the secrets of how the brain, body, and our neural communications systems function, and link to the Energetic Systems of the body. 
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UPLIFT Featured in The Boston Globe!

May 29,2024

Uplift says its app can teach an accupressure technique to curb jet lag.

The vacation you’ve been planning for weeks is finally here. You step off the plane, and the first thing you want to do is . . . sleep?

When you book a trip, long flights and jet lag are often a package deal. Here’s hoping that the hotel’s beds are comfortable. Exhaustion, nausea, headaches, and insomnia associated with jet lag are felt by about 93 percent of travelers at some point, according to the American Sleep Association.

Many travelers will ease into a new sleep schedule in the days before a trip, or resort to supplements such as melatonin. But Charles Krebs contends that he has found a way to help curb jet lag symptoms naturally — with acupressure.

Traveling to teach neurology was taking a toll on Krebs, who got his PhD in biology and physiology from Boston University. So he came up with a solution and used it on himself for years. In 2016 he teamed up with CEO and cofounder Ted Finn to create the company Uplift Ventures LLC to share the technique with others.

Krebs’s method is carried out by simultaneously pressing two pressure points on the left side of the body for one minute, then repeating on the right. In January 2018, Uplift launched a mobile app to teach others how to perform the acupressure on themselves.

The app includes instructional videos and a timer. After inputting your travel itinerary, the app uses an algorithm to calculate two pressure points to use once you land. There are more than 120 combinations using 12 points on each side of the body.

Jet lag occurs when your body’s natural circadian rhythm is out of sync with the time of day, which happens when you cross time zones. According to Krebs, holding the two pressure points at the same time resets the internal body clock, easing the effects of jet lag.

Acupressure is derived from traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the belief that there are meridians, or energy channels, that run throughout the body. Acupressure is all about balancing energy.

In total, Krebs’s procedure takes about 7 to 10 minutes. For first-timers, the app suggests trying the technique in a comfortable environment, such as a hotel. Krebs and Finn, two seasoned travelers who are experienced with the technique, conduct the acupressure as soon as the plane hits the tarmac, while they are still in their seats.

“Charles and I have developed a friendship,” Finn said. “He shared the solution with me, and after traveling 40 years without it, I’m like, ‘Wow, this is really something.’ I used it on a number of trips to Europe. It was amazing.”

The points used in Uplift are all located in the wrist and lower arm, or between the arch of the foot and your lower calf. Krebs and Finn joke that finding the points is easier than playing the game Twister.

“We really wanted it to work for people,” Krebs said, who hopes Uplift will help travelers reduce their transition time after traveling long distances. A lot of quality time can be lost to jet lag, he and Finn said.

Similarly, Diane Iuliano, a professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ New England School of Acupuncture, turns to acupuncture when she flies. She said it’s an effective way to ward off her symptoms of jet lag.

Iuliano has made 24 trips to Japan, where she teaches and studies acupuncture. She and fellow colleagues will perform acupuncture on themselves before the plane takes off.

“When a group of us go to Japan, and we sit on the plane, it looks like we are studying each other’s ears,” she said.

What they are really doing is placing press balls and press tacks on acupuncture points in the ear. Iuliano leaves the tacks in for the duration of her trip. Certain acupuncture techniques can also be performed in the days leading up to the trip, to prepare for the time change, she said.

Rick Harris, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, has studied the effectiveness of acupressure as a remedy for fatigue in cancer survivors. He thinks it is possible that acupressure could help with jet lag, too.

“Acupressure, specifically at points that make you more alert, would probably help with tiredness [and symptoms of] jet lag,” he said.

There are, of course, skeptics of acupressure. Krebs and Finn said they tested Uplift on 500 travelers, resulting in a 92 percent success rate. They did admit, though, that the trial was conducted on mostly volunteers — friends, business people, and others who sought out Krebs’s work or bought the app during its trial period.

For the skeptics, other proven measures against jet lag include adjusting your sleep schedule during the days before a trip, exposing yourself to sunlight once you land to regulate your body clock, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine before bedtime, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine also recommends taking melatonin. A survey by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health found that 3.1 million adults used melatonin in 2012 for sleep problems, including jet lag.

The Uplift app is available on the Apple Store and Google Play for $9.99 a year. According to Finn, the app currently has around 300 users.

Nicole DeFeudis can be reached at nicole.defeudis@globe.com.


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