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Thursday, February 10, 2011


Fibromyalgia the Mind Alive version

The previous post talks mostly about brain entrainment via sounds, but adding a visual component is a more effective way to entrain the brain.
On the website studies show that Audio Visual Entrainment works well to help people with Fibromyalgia on its own or in conjunction with other therapies. Delta sessions were most popular followed by Alpha with these clients. Barely anyone liked Theta sessions. For many people AVE was their preferred method treatment when presented with the options of nutritional supplements, medical or alternative therapies. Client acceptance is important, because if they don't like it they won't use. The nutritional supplements were mainly antioxidants the most popular being magnesium. The DAVID system can take care of this as well, because in addition to entrainment, the heart rate variability (HRV) helps people pace their breathing. Better breathing, especially from the diaphragm naturally increases antioxidants in the body as I mentioned in an earlier blog post.You can check out the full study here Fibromyalgia Study.
For chronic pain with only two months of use, people benefited from using AVE, the complete study is here Audio-Visual Stimulation as a Treatment for Chronic Pain.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Fibromyalgia ~Another Post from Mentallion

"Fibromyalgia has no acknowledged cure or a common treatment because it is still an unknown medical syndrome. Treatments are driven only on symptom management. Research of the physiology and psychology of fibromyalgia have discovered treatments from diverse origin such as medicines, cognitive-behavioral therapies, exercises, and alternative and complementary medicine. Indeed, when these treatments are integrated, they have been shown to be more effective in alleviating pain and other symptoms than single treatments.
In addition, a promising natural alternative for fibromyalgia treatment is Brainwave Entrainment. Indeed, sessions based on brainwave entrainment help you to reduce not only the pain perception of the brain but also in the long term you can train your brain to naturally produce the brainwave patterns to alleviate this symptom. Moreover, in the long term you can reduce the dose of medicines needed to relieve fibromyalgia and even avoid drugs at all if you train your brain with this therapy.
A typical brainwave entrainment session for fibromyalgia and chronic pain reduction, consists of an MP3 file with special sounds (binaural beats) at the range of Sub-Delta (0 - 1 hz) frequencies, which seem to have soothing effects on the limbic system (the amygdala and hypothalamus), which themselves operate at delta frequencies. Theoretically, this is the reason delta frequencies are so helpful with conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain, as well as hypertension.
Furthermore, stimulating the brain with Alpha waves (10 - 14 hz) also induces an increase in the release of serotonin, the body's own pain relief drug, and it has been shown to help in the relief of certain types of bodily pain and ailments such as fibromyalgia and headache. Brainwave entrainment also helps in the physical healing processes as well as improving the immune system. The best of this therapy is the easiness of it use. It consists only on lying down in your sofa or bed, close your eyes, and listen the therapy for 15 minutes or more. That's all.
In sum, fibromyalgia or chronic pain interfere the work performance of laborers. Given that fibromyalgia syndrome or can be considered as a pain hyper sensibility, by reducing deeply the brain's activity you will get a quick relief from this affliction. Therefore, a therapy based on Brainwave Entrainment is an excellent complement or even alternative to those based on drugs. Remember: the more you listen to the therapy, the more effective it is in the long term."

Dave also has research showing AVE to be effective for pain. People use it in the dentist office after all :)


Monday, February 7, 2011


The Quick Start Guide

We've had some great customer feedback lately. Someone suggested we make a quick start guide for people. This is one draft we have a going. If you have any suggestions please post them in comments :)

Thank you for your purchase of your Mind Alive Audio Visual Entrainment Device. To get the most out of your device we recommend the following.
  1. Close your eyes. The entrainment is most effective when used with your eyes closed
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink an 8 ounce (250 mL) glass of water 15 minutes before a session
  3. Your self awareness will increase as you may hear your tummy gurgling or mild aches and pains
  4. For the first few sessions, use the "Meditation" session of 10 Hz in the afternoon (at least three hours after awakening). 
  5. The meditation setting may also help with sleep
  6. The flashing may seem erratic at first. This feature is intentional to help you let go of intrusive and stressful thoughts
  7. A breathing pacer called Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is built into each session. To use the HRV, breathe in for two heart beats and breathe out for two beats. Breathe fully and deeply from the stomach. 
After the first week you should feel more calm and comfortable and have improved sleep.  For the second week you can experiment with the various sessions based on your needs.  ~ S

Incorporated in 1981, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mind Alive Inc specializes in brain technology. Our flagship technology is audio-visual entrainment (AVE), and we manufacture the DAVID brand devices. Other products include the Oasis line of cranio-electro stimulators (CES) and transcranial DC Stimulators (tDCS). Mind Alive is the leader in all of these technologies and has patents for both AVE and CES.


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