At CurAge Med® we use a light and sound brainwave training therapy device to improve your overall well-being using 2 forms of technology:
- Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE): a technique that utilizes pulses of light and sound at specific frequencies to gently and safely guide the brain into various brain wave patterns to improve and re-balance the overall wellness.
- Cranial Electro-Stimulation (CES): a non-invasive stimulation technique that transmits very low pulses for the production of serotonin and endorphins for the overall brain wellness.
How does it work?
The unique Omniscreen Eyesets are designed to stimulate a different frequency in each hemisphere of the brain. This is essential for mood boosting and mental performance. The Omniscreen Eyesets use eight blue-tinted white LEDs mounted over a silver reflector behind a translucent screen. This disperses the light evenly for optimal results.
The eyesets device is specially designed to allow for the left and right visual fields of each eye to be individually stimulated. With the Omniscreen Eyesets device, the lights flashes into the left visual fields of both eyes then alternately flashes into the right visual fields of both eyes. This approach allows the ability to stimulate either visual cortex with a frequency different from the other visual cortex.
For example, a person who functions strongly from the left brain could have 8 Hz stimulated into the right visual field (and therefore the left brain) to slow down left brain function and have 18 Hz stimulated into the left visual field to increase right brain function. This non-invasive device allow a overall well-being.
Through the headphones you will hear to Isochronic Pulsed Tones, Binaural Beats and Monaural Beats – The isochronic pulsed tones are evenly spaced, are of equal pitch and are turned on and off at a specified rate. This is important to enhance the effectiveness of audio entrainment. The monaural beats are similar to the isochronic pulsed tones, but turn on and off more gently and therefore are smoother, fuller beats and are recommended for those who find the pulse tones too stimulating. The binaural beats are two pure tones (one in each ear)and are perceived to have a beat.
By training the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, CES amplify the activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others for optimal health.
This neurological ‘fine tuning’ is called neuro-modulation, and occurs either as a result of, or together with the production of a certain type of electro-activity pattern in the brain known as an alpha state which can be measured on brain wave recordings called electro-encephalograms (EEG). Such alpha rhythms are accompanied by feelings of calmness, relaxation and increased mental focus. Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) applies a very low electric pulsed to balance and regain focus.
The overall goal of the EAS and CES technologies is to be able to have more control of your state-of-mind so as to control your feelings and performance levels by getting the right brain wave frequency according to your desired activity goal ( like sleep, relaxation, focus etc.. ). By training your brain wave frequencies, you have the ability to:
- Boost your mood
- Improve sleep patterns
- Sharpen your mind and focus
- Increase your level of relaxation
Who can use it?
Sound and light therapy brain fitness using AES combined with CES is an alternative therapy for many disorders such as anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PTSD, Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). The EAS is also valuable for assisting with the onset of sleep and improving the quality of sleep. Senior citizens have shown an improvement in cognition and balance. With properly designed equipment the side effects are rare. However misuse could increase anxiety. Fortunately, negative side effects from occasional improper use are never permanent and go away within one day.
What to expect
The trained staff will apply a eyeset device ( glasses ) over your eyes that will flash at different rhythms according to the program designed for you. The eyeset device ( eye cover glasses ) and headphones to pulse tones to the ears at various frequencies from 1 to 25 Hz to re-balance and train brainwave activity. It might be stressful because you see the light flashing with different sound in your hears.
Long, graceful breathing cycles have been used as part of meditation and treatment to optimize the results . Scientifically, this technique has been analyzed and shown to settle down a stressed autonomic nervous system. Both sympathetic (flight-or-fight) activity and para-sympathetic (the brain’s efforts to compensate) activity settle down dramatically using this techniques.