You may not have heard of it before now, but Brainwave Entrainment is not new. In fact, it's been around, and proven in laboratory settings for nearly a century.
But to understand how sound can alter your brainwave patterns, I need to explain a few things before anything else will start to make sense.
The first thing you need to understand is that at any given moment in time, your brain produces not one, but five different types of brainwaves: Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma.
These electrical signals are how your brain cells communicate with each other, and one of the five is always more dominant than the rest. Which one depends on your mental state, how you feel, and whatever it is that you happen do be doing. It changes constantly.
For example, right now, as you read this article, you are most likely in a Beta dominant brainwave state. Where exactly you fall in the Beta frequency range depends on how alert and focused you currently are.
The important thing to realize is that there is a specific and somewhat predictable brainwave pattern directly associated with every single action you could ever take, as well as every single way you could ever feel.
To put it simply – how you feel changes your brainwaves – but amazingly, the opposite is also true. You can change your mental state, and how you feel, by changing your brainwaves with an external stimulus. This effect is known as Brainwave Entrainment.
Why it works is somewhat more complicated to understand.
It starts with a strange phenomenon found in nature called the Frequency Following Response, which describes a process by which similar patterns are able to synchronize with each other.
For example, pendulum clocks hanging on a wall set at different rates will synchronize with each other. Metronomes in close proximity will synchronize as well.
But the Frequency Following Response also affects natural systems. Fireflies in large groups will synchronize their light flashes, while mosquitos that fly together will synchronize the speed at which they flap their wings.
It also explains how certain types of sounds are able to influence your brainwave patterns.
When your brain is exposed to a steady rhythmic sound at a specific frequency, say 8 beats per second (8 Hertz), your brainwaves will begin to synchronize with the frequency of the beat. In this example, 8 Hertz, which happens to be an Alpha brainwave, temporarily becomes your dominant brainwave.
And because 8 Hz Alpha Brainwaves are closely correlated with feelings of stress relief, relaxation, and deep meditation, by simply listening to the sound of the beat, you will quickly find yourself feeling very relaxed.
How the Symptom Relief Project was developed:
It all started with a hunch I had several months ago: if vertigo can be suppressed with Benzodiazepines like Valium, and the technology exists to alter our consciousness with nothing but sound, would it be possible to suppress vertigo with sound?
I had no idea. But I figured it would be easy enough to test it and find out. So that’s what I did. And the results were better than I could ever have hoped for.
Initially there were several obstacles I needed to overcome before I was going to be able to test my theory. The biggest of which was how to create the Brainwave Entrainment sounds that I needed for the experiment.
I felt that if I could induce a sedating and deeply relaxing Theta brainwave state while someone was having vertigo, it could possibly mimic the sedating effects of a Benzodiazepine and reduce the vertigo. At the very least, I figured it might alleviate the panic and anxiety that always accompanies a vertigo attack. If anything, this alone might help to reduce the intensity of the vertigo.
I also knew that I wanted to use Isochronic tones. Not only are they the newest and most powerful form of audio based Brainwave Entrainment, but they work even with partial hearing loss. Other forms of Brainwave Entrainment, such as binaural beats, would not.
I just didn’t know where to begin.
My big break came several days later, when I stumbled across an audio engineer and Brainwave Entrainment enthusiast with over 10 years of experience on a forum. He graciously offered to work with me.
Together, we were able to produce a deeply relaxing track, engineered with hearing loss in mind, and I was finally ready to start testing.
I put the call out and recruited more than 30 people through the Mind Over Meniere’s Facebook page, all willing to give it an honest try. I instructed everyone to listen at the first sign of an attack.
At this point all I could do was wait.
A few days later the results started to come in. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It seemed like such a long shot. But low and behold, people began to report a decrease in the intensity of their vertigo. Some people even reported it was able to halt their vertigo attacks altogether.
It was working! And the reports kept on coming. To my surprise, it was helping with other symptoms as well. Some people were listening to reduce stress, while others were using it to fall asleep. I knew I was on to something.
I devoted the following months to putting together a comprehensive album of audio tracks, all designed to help relieve the worst symptoms of Meniere's disease. And the results speak for themselves.
Our MP3s are backed by decades of research, and the field of Brainwave Entrainment has been studied and proven effective for nearly a century.
I have personally benefited from brainwave entrainment for years and have worked with an audio engineer with over a decade of experience with brainwave entrainment to bring you this powerful new tool for finding relief.