Today I received a lot of questions and when we ranked them, we discovered that a lot of the comments were focused on the credibility of Binaural beats as stated in the Secret Brain System by Winter Vee. I will also attend to other question in this post but more emphasis will be placed on the validity of using Binaural beats to achieve extraordinary success in every human endeavor.
When two tones of slightly different frequency or sound are presented separately to the ear it becomes a binaural beat. However, what are the scientific evidence for binaural beats and are there binaural beats research papers to prove some of the claims about what can be achieved listening to such sounds? Let’s look at different studies that showed that the binaural beats are actually therapeutic.
Pain: In a study of 40 patient who had just undergone a medical surgery and they had pains in the esophagus region of the body. 20 patients were exposed to 9 Hz of frequency while the other 20 were not. The patient who received the sound therapy using binaural beats had less pain in comparison with the others
Headaches and migraine: In this study, the binaural beats were administered to people with a migraine as a form of treatment and people with the symptom of a migraine as a form of prevention. The frequency was left at 30 Hz and over 50 % of patient had a drastic decrease in a migraine. Another sound frequency of 1-3 Hz was used for patient with acute head and over 90% experienced complete relief from an acute headache
Mood: A study compared Beta binaural beats on an adult and measured confusion/bewilderment and fatigue decreased. Another session which began with a binaural beat frequency of 10Hz and then dropped progressively to 2.5 Hz over 60 days recorded no depression in the individual.
Crespo, et al. 1 and a group of researchers carried out a study of binaural beats on 60 participants and after 20 minutes of presenting the sounds to them, there were no changes in their behaviors or psychological mode. This suggests that the binaural beats did not result in any mental changes in the participant that it was presented to. Although they added that perhaps a long time was needed before the expected outcome could be observed. This is a situation where scientific studies do not support the claims that the binaural beats work. However, their other scientific studies that prove that the binaural beats work.
In general, Alpha frequency relieved pain and improved personal competence. Beta was able to improve attention, intelligence, short-term stress, headaches, relieve emotional exhaustion and behavioral problems but no effect on nonverbal intelligence and mood. The Alpha or Beta protocol improved verbal skills and gamma simulation is beneficial for arithmetic learning in children with disability. Delta frequency was used in only headaches and short-term stress but not improved long-term stress and mood. Alpha and Theta was useful for mood or relieving stress.
All these claims have been verified by this scientific researcher Howard 2, Joyce and Siever 3, Lane, et al. 4, Manns, et al. 5 and Wahbeh, et al. 6.
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- Adela Crespo, Manuel Recuero, Gerardo Galvez, and Adrian Begona, ‘Effect of Binaural Stimulation on Attention and Eeg’, Archives of Acoustics, 38 (2013), 517-28.
- Cary E Howard, ‘A Comparison of Methods for Reducing Stress among Dental Students’, Journal of dental education, 50 (1986), 542-44.
- Michael Joyce, and Dave Siever, ‘Audio-Visual Entrainment Program as a Treatment for Behavior Disorders in a School Setting’, Journal of Neurotherapy, 4 (2000), 9-25.
- James D Lane, Stefan J Kasian, Justine E Owens, and Gail R Marsh, ‘Binaural Auditory Beats Affect Vigilance Performance and Mood’, Physiology & behavior, 63 (1998), 249-52.
- Arturo Manns, Rodolfo Miralles, and Hugo Adrián, ‘The Application of Audiostimulation and Electromyographic Biofeedback to Bruxism and Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome’, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, 52 (1981), 247-52.
- Helane Wahbeh, Carlo Calabrese, and Heather Zwickey, ‘Binaural Beat Technology in Humans: A Pilot Study to Assess Psychologic and Physiologic Effects’, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13 (2007), 25-32.