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Friday, February 25, 2011


Using Alternative Methods for Pain Management

I found the results of a survey regarding people seeking alternative treatments for pain, which were interesting on a number of different levels. Many people chose not to tell their doctors they were seeking alternatives. Where I see Audio Visual Entrainment having a clear advantage over other services mentioned in the article is that people don't have to leave their homes for treatment. They can treat themselves with a small device as often as they have time for prevention as well as for relief.

Here's the entire post :

Analysis of National Survey Shows CAM Use in People With Pain or Neurological Conditions

According to an analysis of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, approximately 44 percent of American adults with pain or neurological conditions, compared to about 33 percent of people without those conditions, used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) during the previous year. The analysis, published in the Journal of Neurology, also revealed that 51 percent of adults with these conditions did not talk to their health care provider about their CAM use.
Researchers examined common pain or neurological conditions: headaches, including migraines; memory loss; stroke; low-back pain spreading to the leg; seizures; and dementia. The most common CAM therapies used by people with these conditions were mind-body therapies (25 percent), such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga; biologically based therapies (21 percent), such as herbal therapies; manipulative and body-based therapies (19 percent), such as massage and chiropractic care; and alternative medical systems (4 percent).
Nearly 33 percent of respondents with pain or neurological conditions, compared to approximately 21 percent of respondents without those conditions, reported using CAM because of their health care provider’s recommendation. In addition, respondents with pain or neurological conditions indicated that they used CAM because conventional treatment did not work (20 percent vs. 10 percent) and was too expensive (9 percent vs. 4 percent).
These data offer more insight into the use of CAM by people with pain or neurological conditions. The researchers noted that this analysis demonstrates the need for more robust studies on the efficacy of CAM therapies for people with these conditions.



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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Can AVE help you? Part 2

With the new site being discussed and developed, I've been combing through the old site to see how the content can showcase our great product. At Mind Alive we are leaders in Brain Entrainment as I routinely find our articles cited by others. In this segment I wanted to continue to list the types disorders that AVE helps.

Hypertension Sufferers
This one was a surprise to me! Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a life-threatening condition that affects over 60 million North American adults. How do you know if your blood pressure is high? Hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure exceeding 140 mm mercury (Hg) and exceeding 90 mm Hg, diastolic pressure. Many people with hypertension display "white coat syndrome", a conditioned response of the autonomic nervous system to increase blood pressure during anxiety. Using sub-delta AVE produced a drop in systolic of 20 mm Hg and diastolic pressure by 16 mm Hg. On average, the best medical treatment (using multiple meds) produces a drop of 16 mm Hg. The entire study is here.

Autistic/Special Needs Children
Our testimonial section has a number of parents who have used AVE to help their kids. Kids who had behavior problems had better reviews in school with only using the AVE for a month. I work with quite a few children in my Body Talk practice and the kids love the flashing lights and sound. I can keep them still for at least 20 min.

Business People
I wish I could figure out a way to get AVE in the hands of more business people, especially with high stress jobs that require travel. Traveling has it's own set of challenges with time changes, language barriers, flights, delays, hotels and unfamiliar food these all can be stressful. Having a 20 min session "meditation" session would help sleep and definitely help people stay focused on the job.

Anxious people
From our Facebook fan page I was encouraged to write about how AVE helps anxiety, in a safe, simple and convenient way. Some of my friends suffer from anxiety to the point of it keeping them from doing simple things like grocery shopping. I haven't convinced them to try AVE yet, even though the testimonials are quite convincing along with the Fibromyaglia study which shows reduced anxiety levels

Migraine/headache Sufferers
Migraines can be debilitating to say the least. I've only ever had one, but the people in the testimonial section have had great results using AVE to ease pain that often times medication couldn't. Having worked in a pharmacy you could buy several AVEs for the price of migraine meds.

High stress people
While I love meditation, it's not for everyone. Sitting still is a difficult task to say the least; however, with AVE meditation becomes so much easier for people. Once the brain knows what meditation is supposed to look like "turning off" for 20 min becomes effortless. For those suffering from post traumatic stress, the AVE can be a life saver, because you don't have to relive the experience to deal with it, instead you can let go by sitting back to let the AVE do the work for you.

Hopefully, I've covered everyone. If you didn't see your type in the last two posts check out the testimonial section and the research section of Mind Alive


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Can AVE help you? Part 1

The world of audio visual entrainment is amazing! Three months ago I had no idea what it was or how it could help so many and now I've been entrusted with the task of bringing the technology to a wider audience. With all it's different applications trying to figure which groups to start with is the big challenge.

Natural Health Practitioners (including Massage therapists, Reiki, Body Talk, etc)
Clientele who seek out these types of practitioners usually have issues that the traditional medical system hasn't been able to solve. Adding Audio Visual Entrainment to their regular sessions no matter which modality gives the clients the ability to relax before the session. Their bodies start to process emotions before the practitioners touch them. For the practitioner AVE gives them a way to differentiate their services and the ability to charge more.

Research shows that AVE benefits seniors in a number of different ways including helping them battle dementia and reduce depression. The reduction in depression lead to more balance and straighter posture.

With AVE students with ADD and ADHD were able to concentrate better and dramatically improve their reading abilities and reduce anxiety.

Teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Oakland Raiders have used AVE to help their players focus on the big game. Olympians have also used it to moderate fears and increase relaxation.

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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