Lights flashing in the eyes and/or
tones pulsing in the ears at different frequencies from 1 to 25 Hz
have an influence on brainwave activity. The brain responds to or
resonates (mirrors) to the stimuli, being able to speed up or slow
down with the stimuli.
Why would you want to alter your brain frequencies? Lets first
cover what brain frequencies represent:
- Beta - 14Hz (cycles per second) and upwards
Beta is the alert, working, concentrating state. This is where
we spend most of our day time. In normal day-to-day awake state we are at about 16-30 Hz frequency. When we
are under stress or under pressure the brain frequency goes way up to
40Hz or as high as 100 Hz. That is why, when we get stressed we
are not able to think clearly, and we don't
perform at our peak. It is very important to get stress out of
our lives. Doctors all over the world agree that in over 80% of
dis-ease is caused by stress. When we do get sick,
the doctors send us to bed to relax, so that healing can
Children diagnosed with Attention
Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD) are spending most of their
day-to-day time in Alpha and Theta state. They struggle to reach
the Beta state which would enable them to concentrate and
express themselves properly. This is the main reason why they
don't do well in school where in fact - they are all very wise.
No wonder they are so clever as we get that when spending time
in Alpha or Theta states.
Audio Visual Entrainment devices
can stimulate your brain to reach the Beta state. Research has
shown that it can be used to help with ADD and ADHD kids and
also simply to kick start your day. It's completely safe and you
could stop needing a coffee to get your body energized and
- Alpha - 8 to 13.9 Hz
Men and women have different dominant sides of the brain, that
is why in general, women are more creative, emotional and
intuitive (right brain dominancy) and men are more analytical
(left brain dominancy). In Alpha state, we slow down the brain
cycles and become very relaxed. That is when you are letting go
of your ego, letting your body relax truly. The Alpha state is
the desired state of most meditators and it could take you 6-12
months to achieve with everyday training.
The tricky part is to get
yourself to Alpha while having your brain hemispheres balanced.
When they are balanced in Alpha state, your brain releases
Endorphin (natural pain control hormone) and Serotonin (the feel
good hormone - natural anti depressant) which enables you to
come out of depression and to let stress fade away without the
use of any medication.
When in Alpha state we use our
whole mind instead of only the dominant side, which enables us
to think much better, to be creative in the same time, memory
improves and your problem solving ability is at it's peak. Half
hour spent in Alpha results in you feeling relaxed, stress free
and literally smarter. There are also numerous positive health
effects like rapid recovery, healing, enhancing your immune
system, better sleeping, peaceful feelings, warm hands and feet,
a sense of well-being, improved academic
performance, increased productivity in the workplace, reduced
- Theta - 4 to 7.9Hz
We are all familiar with The
Theta state. That is when you wake up in the morning but
still not fully awake, when you feel your bed absolutely
irresistible; that elusive state when you just want to sleep in.
To reach Theta state with meditation, it takes about 10-15 years
of everyday training.
In Theta, brain suppresses the
production of Cortisol, which is an important factor for aging,
stressing and our immune system. In contrast, brain produces
catecholamines which is vital for learning and memory retention.
Theta state is commonly referred to as the dream or “twilight”
state. Memory development is enhanced in this state and access
to unconscious material, potential change in behaviour,
intuition, sudden insight and creative ideas are increased.
Theta is where Psychologist takes
you when dealing with repressed memories. It also improves your
sleeping patterns. It’s a mysterious, elusive state of mind that
comes with many mental and emotional health benefits.
- Delta - 0.1 to 3.9Hz
Delta is the dreamless sleep state. Usually kids sleep in very deep delta,
adults in a very light delta state. When in deep Delta state, the brain produces Human Growth Hormone,
which builds bone, muscle, tissue, hair, gives us
energy and slows down the ageing process. One of the sessions
specifically developed for Fibromyalgia gets us down to just
below 1 Hz. In this deep delta state, the brain floods the body
with endorphins which relieve pain without the need for pain
killers and you can be pain-free for up to a few days.
Audio Visual Entrainment can stimulate your brain to reach states
that Tibetan monks and Zen meditators take 10 to 15 years of
training to achieve. And it does that in about 8 minutes. No
wonder these monks live to be over 100 years old while keeping
their vitality and energy levels up. It's a nice way to live
as an elderly person, unlike most people having painful and undesirable last
years of their lives...
Please bear in mind that ALL
above frequencies are completely natural states of your mind.
You go from Beta through Alpha to Theta and to Delta every time
you go to sleep. Meditation has been used as a technique to calm
you down, empty your mind and experience relaxation at levels
not possible when under stress or in Beta. It's proven to be
highly beneficial state for your mind to be in. And with cutting
edge science, we can now stimulate our brain waves with Audio
Visual Entrainment devices, achieving states of mind that monks
need decades of practice to achieve.
These machines used to cost a
fortune and were size of a bedroom. Today, they are truly
portable and never easier to use.
Summary of the benefits of using
Audio Visual Entrainment devices: deep relaxation, strengthened immune
system, accelerated learning, peak mental performance, increased
energy, focus and concentration, enhanced creativity, problem
solving and intuition, expanded perception, whole brain function
(by balancing the two hemispheres of the brain), improved
confidence and motivation. Deep meditative states can be easily
"You sit down comfortably, don the electrical headgear, flip a
switch, close your eyes and sink into a state of what seems like
deep relaxation. A half hour later, as you turn off the machine,
you feel extremely alert and lucid. "Your brain is now
functioning more effectively than it was before. Your memory -
both your ability to memorize new information and to recall
information you have already learned - has increased
dramatically. Your ability to think creatively, to solve
problems, has expanded. The speed with which your brain cells
pass messages among themselves has increased. In fact, many of
your brain cells have actually grown - a microscopic examination
would show that the brain cells have developed more dendrites,
the branching filaments that carry messages from one cell to
another, and more synapses, the junctures between the brain
cells across which impulses are transmitted. You are more
intelligent than you were a half hour before. Such devices now
exist and are being used by increasing numbers of people".
Excerpt from Michael Hutchinson’s book MEGA BRAIN.
Half an hour on Audio Visual
Entrainment device leaves one feeling
totally relaxed, stress free, maybe even euphoric and one sleeps
well for a couple of nights thereafter. These are the quick
easily sensed benefits of AVE, the longer term improvements in
memory, emotional wellbeing and health only become apparent over
Audio Visual Entrainment is alternative therapy for stress, depression, anxiety,
addictions, insomnia, chronic pain, SAD, Fibromyalgia, PMS,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), ADD and ADHD. Recovery from
illness, surgery, injury, strenuous exercise and jet lag is also
accelerated. The use of Audio Visual Entrainment devices enhances mental
and emotional health and helps heal unresolved emotional
problems. Research is published by the manufacturers on their
Mind Alive Inc
We import a range of AVE devices from Mind Alive Inc in Canada.
They are the original manufacturers of portable AVE devices.
These are professionally designed devices used in private homes and by medical professionals. Mind Alive don’t just
make equipment, they also do research into how AVE benefits
At present, we stock the
(click on models below to see
18 Preset sessions
Pulsed tones and Binaural beats
Music Modulation capability
Digitized heartbeat sound
30 Preset sessions
Programmable - software available
Isochronic pulsed tones
Binaural beat and heartbeat
9 volt Alkaline battery included
Pal with CES
sessions as the Pal36
Features identical to Pal36
Built in Cranial-Electro Stimulation device
Variable frequency CES
All devices come with stereo headphones, Tru-Vu Omniscreen eyesets
and full manuals. All models come with 9 volt Alkaline battery,
and have a full range of Beta, Alpha,
Theta and Delta sessions as well as dual AVE sessions.
PAL36 with CES