The use of brainwave entrainment and binaural beats for therapy and meditation has grown quite popular over the years. Brainwave entrainment is also known as brainwave synchronization. It is the method of bringing your brainwave frequencies to a certain state of mind by synchronizing them to a particular frequency of sound. In general, it helps you produce an ideal brainwave frequency with the help of an external audio influence. For instance, your brain will try to match its activities with the rhythmic beats you are listening to.

On the other hand, binaural beats are produced when two sounds are made together in harmony. They are a form of brainwave entrainment and are only audible for the brain. In binaural beats, the two sounds produced are of different frequencies. While one frequency is played in one ear, the other frequency is played in the other ear. The effect on binaural beats on the brain has been known to help in stress reduction and improved sleep.

Benefiting from brainwave entrainment

Brainwave entrainment can help you in many ways and provide you with a number of health benefits. Although people have recently started realizing the wonderful benefits of brainwave entrainment, the concept has been alive since ancient times. Shamans would use rhythmic chanting and drumbeats to put people in a trance. It is believed that the rhythmic beats are hypnotic and can put a person into different states of consciousness.

Some of the major health benefits you can see from brainwave entrainment are:

• It can help with depression. Brainwave entrainment can reduce the symptoms of depression or eliminate them entirely. The frequency produced can be used to change your brainwave frequencies to feel optimistic and happy.

• One of the popular uses of brainwave entrainment is that of inducing sleep. It is very effective for treating sleeplessness because it calms your mind and helps you relax. In other words, it helps you get to your delta state of consciousness, where you are in a very deep and dreamless sleep. This also means you get better rest and feel more energetic when you wake up.

•It helps with stress reduction and relieves anxiety or tension. With the hassle of everyday life, it is easy to start feeling the pressure of earning a living and making a life of your own. Brainwave entrainment can help you reach a state of consciousness where you become optimistic and light-hearted. This helps in relieving stress and maintaining a positive outlook.

•Brainwave entrainment has also been known to help people with high blood-pressure in maintaining an ideal blood-pressure level. This has a lot to do with the sense of relaxation and happiness it brings. Less worrying also means that your blood-pressure levels remain at a normal state. Brainwave entrainment is also known to regulate and improve your heart rate.

•People suffering from migraine and chronic headaches have been using brainwave entrainment for pain relief. This practice helps cure the symptoms of these conditions without the help of any medication.

•Certain frequencies used in brainwave entrainment can affect your immune system and enhance its function. When your brainwaves become out of balance, it can result in a weakened immune system. There are specific frequencies used in brainwave entrainment that help in restoring the natural balance within your body.

•Many people use brainwave entrainment for improving their sex drives. With the stress of a busy schedule, it is easy to send signals to your brain, which may increase tension in your mind and body. This can have a negative impact on your libido. With the right frequency, brainwave entrainment can help regulate the signals you send to your brain and improve your desire for sex.

•It has been observed in athletes that their physical performance and energy levels can be improved when they go through a brainwave entrainment session a few minutes before they begin playing.

•Brainwave entrainment has also proven useful in relieving mood swings and the symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) in women. Since it helps with relaxation and happiness, it also makes you less likely to suffer from mood swings during PMS.

•The use of brainwave entrainment has also been implemented in addiction treatment. Substance addiction can damage your health in many ways, but it is not easy to overcome this issue. Brainwave entrainment can help you in getting rid of your addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol, illegal substances, and even cigarettes.

The benefits of brainwave entrainment are numerous and experts are continuing to study more on how our health can improve with its help. It gives you the ability to master your mind and control how you think. Brainwave entrainment may be your solution to whatever problem you are facing right now.

Benefiting from binaural beats

Among all the forms of brainwave entrainment, binaural beats are the most commonly used. They are highly effective for synchronizing your brain hemispheres. In simple terms, binaural beats give you the ability to combine your creative thinking and logical reasoning. This helps you in opening up your mind and welcoming answers that you may not have been able to do with just one brain hemisphere.

Binaural beats can give you a number of mental health benefits. Here are some of the benefits:

•They help in increasing your mental focus, so you can give your full concentration to the task at hand. This means that binaural beats can indirectly enhance your productivity. It is likely that you will be able to achieve more and accomplish more of your daily targets.

•Binaural beats can help transition your mind into a state of consciousness where you find it easier to comprehend and retain information. Many people have reported that using binaural beats while studying can help them in remembering what they have learnt. They are able to recall the information more easily and remember things more clearly.

•They are popularly used for boosting creativity in people. Many people have experienced a heightened ability to perform artistic tasks after using binaural beats. They are also known to increase alertness and wake your brain up during the day.

Anyone of any age can benefit from brainwave entrainment and binaural beats. With multiple physical and mental benefits, they can enhance your overall quality of life.

Author's Bio: 

Jason Stephenson is the founder of Relax Me Online and has been involved in the meditation/relaxation healing field for the past 15 years. Having come from a musical background (his parents both professional musicians, Jason understands the importance of music and its healing capabilities. He says “Music has always been a profound part of my life. When I would arrive home from school, the first thing I would hear as I walked in the door was my Mum playing classics on the piano. It would soothe me, even back then as a child. I loved to sing when Mum played the piano too.”

The importance of meditation came to Jason in his early 20′s, when he was entering some troubled times in his personal development. He recalls one experience he had whilst meditating in a local National Park , totally at one with nature, and said he "felt like in those few moments, I had everything I had ever wanted, could want right here right now. It was an intense experience that left me wanting more, and seeking out more.”

Having an interest in Buddhism, Jason attended a 10 day Monastic retreat at Nan Tien Temple in NSW, Australia, where those days really changed his outlook. It was from this point that Jason knew he had to continue on this path of seeking a deeper peace within himself and his world he lives in.

Recently, Jason completed a Diploma with H & H Colleges in QLD Australia for Neuro-Psychological Immunity – a course where Jason says, “I really began to understand the power and connection between health of the mind and body.”