Binaural Beats in the 21st Century
Research began in the binaural beats in the mid-1800, well over 150 years ago, and today's research in the 21st century is proving that without a physical stimulus, neurological effects can be measured. Binaural beats is simply a separate tone, heard in each ear, and the resulting brain activity trying to match the combined frequency of both tones.
The tones are within an extreme frequency range, and must be below 30 MHz. The actual tones are usually between 1000 MHz and 1500 MHz with the resulting brain activity being measured as the brain tries to match the frequency of combined tones. Increased Alpha brain wave activity has been measured through binaural beats. The effect of the increased brain wave activity has a tendency to introduce into the patient a relaxed alert state very similar to some meditation techniques. The difference between traditional meditation is the fact that there is no physical stimulus being used to increase the brain wave activity.
binaural beats can be used to affect Alpha brain wave activity as well as some unpleasant brain wave activity. The initial research is to dive into binaural beats brain wave activity and increase the Alpha waves in order to increase the relaxed state. Medically, the effects are very similar to those induced when a person is perhaps on a beach, lying in the warm sun.
Many meditative and relaxation professionals are diving into the binaural beat research in order to discover how it can help their patients. There's no doubt that stress reduces the quality of life in many people, and a simple application of a separate tone heard in each ear can actually reduce the effects of stress related illnesses. Also, research is diving into the possibilities of being able to work with Parkinson's patients, autism patients, bipolar patients and even chronic depression. Anytime you can increase brain wave activity, there's a good chance a person is going to heal quicker and feel better.
Researchers have found that with the increased brain activity with binaural beats actually induces glands to produce hormones that can impact a persons life positively. Feel-good hormones that are released through exercise, relaxation techniques or meditation, have long been known to help heal. The binaural beat processes is a noninvasive stimuli to certain brain waves.
Binaural beats in the 21st century can include research into the brainwave affects for astral projection, telepathy, and even out of body experiences. Besides the measured response of increased Alpha brain wave activity, binaural beats in some medical aspects have definite measurable results, while in others such as the above their are no measurable results other than increase brain activity. It's important to remember that while the brain is active certain things are not going to be measurable such as the intensity of dreams, and yet, in other aspects, brain wave activity introduces measurable results.