BRAIN ENTRAINMENT, SOUND RESONANCE, BINAURAL TONES RHYTHMS BEATS,
For many people it is fairly
intuitive that a trip to the beach/ocean "adjusts" one's disposition
in some way. Similarly many will say when it rains that it is
good "sleeping weather" because it seems the sound of the rain is
soothing. When one visits the jungle or rain forest there
seems to be a similar coolness about the disposition of the people.
Countless examples can be given, but rarely has anyone told you
If one could tell you how and
why these stimuli work, then maybe one could harness this power to
ease the minds of brain damage, TBI, or concussion victims.
Since there is little non-invasive, non-narcotic treatments, this
could be rewarding for many (Including those who haven't any severe
The many sounds of rain are
extremely similar to all the other sounds of the rain. The
same is true relatively speaking for sounds of the ocean.
Uniquely when one experiences either the rain or the ocean they are
getting extremely similar, but subtly different sound stimuli in
each ear. The sound of a rolling wave is different in the left
ear from the right as the crashing wave moves along or the person
turns their head. Similarly the sound or "pitter patter" of
rain drops is each drop similar in some way to the others, but as
they are falling all around the sound in either left or right ear
What the varying sounds does
is create a natural effect that some would call "Binaural Beats".
The similar but different frequency sounds tend to force the brain
to try to sort the sound out. Your brain gets extremely active
working on the similarly yet dissimilarity of the sound, and in
essence what one gets is called "Brain Entrainment". With
brain entrainment the theory is the left and right side of the brain
work together to sort out the sound. In the "fight or flight"
concept this would tell the brain to alert the person where a
predator or something is or is coming from, yet since there is no
stimuli in these instances to be alert to a predator it actually
serves as a form of exercise or calisthenics for the brain. It
The effect can be recreated to
exercise, stimulate, or relax the brain. It is often referred
to as Binaural Beats or sound resonance stimulation.
A unique problem stemming from
TBI (traumatic brain injury) patients or those with PTSD (post
traumatic stress disorder) or concussion is that if your brain is
'unevenly damaged' meaning one side left or right is worse or
different than the other then problems can/will occur. For me,
in my accident I had a generalized head trauma, but the
predominating problem was left side of my brain/head. This
caused a host of problems some of which are listed elsewhere on this
site........Meanwhile, after 2 years following the accident by all
manner of study I was considered to have statistically permanent
brain conditions that had set in. In essence the medical field
for the most part had written off my ability to recover, and I
needed to find methods to adapt. Sound resonance training and
brain entrainment can potentially serve that purpose.
In certain types of balance
disorder studies and audiology testing a stimulus is given to the
participant and their eyes are observed to see what effect the
stimulus has on the sensory perception of the participant. In
short one can see that audio (ear) stimuli will cause a reaction in
the eyes as the sound stimulates other senses to determine the
distance and direction of the sound. By giving different
stimuli in the ears the testing can tell potentially if there is a
problem. This does not necessarily tell what the problem is,
it just detects one. Uniquely when one first begins Brain
Entrainment they can sense their eyes moving and trying to focus
independently to an extent based on the sound stimulus. This
should be an indication that the "therapy" is not only working, but
may be necessary...........For me, it helped refine some of the
issues of my left side brain dysfunction as it re-trained my right
side and left side brain on how to communicate in their new
environment. In turn many things in life eased such as balance
disorder issues, mood stability, etc.
With many of our
hyperbaric sessions on the farm we try
to incorporate a little brain entrainment exercises as well.
Yes, it may obscure the discussion as to which "worked" for our
visitor, but as long as our visitors get results we are happy to
have an obscure answer.
Brain entrainment by way of
Solfeggio rhythms, Binaural beats/tones can help stimulate growth
and activity to boost certain therapies.
Whereas some connect these
concepts to drumming, chanting, chakras, and a host of other things
spiritual and mystic the above explains in simple terms how the
effects "work" and why. This is not an endorsement of this use
for some of the more way out claims of this type therapy.
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