Dr. Kyprianou and The Research


Dr. Mary Kyprianou, the founder of The POTS Treatment Center, has over 25 years of experience helping those suffering with autonomic nervous system disorders from all over the world. She eventually focused her practice on POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), an extreme and debilitating autonomic disorder in which most or all of the autonomic disorder symptoms are present at the same time.


Dr. Kyprianou was the recipient of a Fellowship Award during her Doctoral Studies at Wayne State University and was involved in extensive research under the prestigious Nobel Prize Nominee, Dr. Lida Mattman, in Immunopathology and Pathogenic Bacteriology. Having been a lecturer and Distinguished Professor Award recipient in anatomy and physiology, she has also enjoyed being a speaker at numerous seminars and organizational meetings on autonomic nervous system disorders.


Dr. Kyprianou is a Psychophysiologist, Board Certified in Biofeedback and a senior fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. After more than two decades of experience helping those struggling with autonomic disorders, Dr. Kyprianou was able to design a comprehensive program for autonomic balance, where each component of the program is based on peer-reviewed case studies. Below you will find some of the research-based findings:





The Research Based-Findings



Stress System Malfunction and How it Can Lead to Serious Disease

This National Institute of Health peer-reviewed article reviews chronic stress, how it affects the body, and the importance of chronic stress management for overall health and recovery from chronic stress-related issues.

National Institute of Health



Cumulative Stress and Autonomic Dysfunction

How chronic stress affects the body and the importance of stress management for recovery and health, and how advanced technology can monitor the levels of chronic stress. 

National Institute of Health



Harnessing Neuroplasticity for Chronic Stress-Related Issues

A peer-reviewed article on how new studies in neuroplasticity have found the importance of stress management, neuroplasticity, exercise and nutrition as factors for recovery in chronic stress-related issues.

National Institute of Health



The Physiological Effects of Slow Breathing in the Healthy Human

The correlation between the heart, respiration and the autonomic nervous system, the effects of respiration training on the autonomic nervous system, and how learned respiration training can eventually shift the body into parasympathetic dominance within the autonomic nervous system. 

National Institute of Health



Stress Effects on the Body

The American Psychological Association’s review of how chronic stress affects the body, what chronic pain and disease may result, and the importance of chronic stress management.

American Psychological Association



Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators

This National Institute of Health peer-reviewed article reviews how chronic stress affects the body, and how sleep, nutrition, exercise and social support are important components to combat overwhelming stress.

National Institute of Health




Related Research


Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Renowned neuroendocrinoligst, Robert Sapolsky’s, groundbreaking research into the correlation between chronic stress, chronic pain and disease, and the autonomic nervous system.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers



A Third of US Workers Suffer with Chronic Stress

The Wall Street Journal’s investigation into US workforce and chronic stress, the implications on our health and the business sector, and how that will affect the future of our country.

The Wall Street Journal



The Heavy Cost of Chronic Stress

The physiological and psychological impact of chronic stress on our health and society. 

The New York Times



Protect Your Brain From Stress

Harvard Medical School’s investigation into the effects of chronic stress on the brain and the body.

Harvard Magazine



Our Nation Under Stress

Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates why Americans’ life expectancy is going down rather than up, despite spending more on health care than any other country.




Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress

The effects of chronic stress on the workplace and our overall health, and what we can do about it.

Harvard Business Review






Mary Kyprianou, Ph.D., BCB,

Senior Fellow Psychophysiologist