Just as research has shown that brainwave stimulation can bring one to relaxed and meditative states, it can also induce brainwave patterns to help with energy and motivation:
- In a 1998 study, Dr. David Trudeau used 18 Hz as a treatment protocol for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), reporting very promising results, including reductions of depression and impulsivity. Subjects reported vastly increased energy levels and improved sleep.
- 18 Hz has been shown to be a very reliable frequency for inducing a state of energy and motivation, and is used by thousands of mind machine users as a way to replace caffeine intake, specifically in the morning hours. Michael Hutchison mentioned 18 Hz as a very useful frequency for this purpose in his ground breaking book, MegaBrain.
- Dr. Cary Howard conducted a study in 1986 with the aim of finding methods to reduce exhaustion and stress among dental students.
12 students completed a course of seven 30-minute beta stimulation sessions over a seven-week period,
and experienced significantly lowered levels of fatigue by the end of the seven weeks, as measured by the POMs (Profile of Mood States) test.
Frederick, J. A., Lubar, J. F., Rasey, H. W., Brim, S. A., & Blackburn, J. (1999). Effects of 18.5 Hz auditory and visual stimulation on EEG amplitude at the vertex. Journal of Neurotherapy, 3(3-4), 23-28.
Gontkovsky, S. T., & Montgomery, D. D. (1999, June). The physiological response to" beta sweep" entrainment. In APPLIED PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOFEEDBACK (Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 133-133).
Hammond, D. C. (2001). Treatment of chronic fatigue with neurofeedback and self-hypnosis. NeuroRehabilitation, 16(4), 295-300.
Howard CE, Graham LE, 2nd, Wycoff SJ. A comparison of methods for reducing stress among dental students. J Dent Educ. 1986;50(9):542-544
Hutchison, M. (1986). Megabrain: New tools and techniques for brain growth and mind expansion. New York: Beech Tree Books.
Trudeu, D. (1999). A trial of 18 Hz Audio-Visual Stimulation (AVS) on Attention and Concentration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Presented at the Society for Neuronal Regulation.
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