Binaural Beats are a type of sound-wave therapy also known as brain entertainment. Binauarl beats are used to help such issues as headaches, concentration, hormonal development and meditation. Binaural beats range from the lowest to the highest hertz (Hz) that are audible on either side of the auditory hemisphere of the brain. The science behind the beats is that they have different frequencies in the left ear and right ear for our brain to adjust to for the target tone.
Other forms of Brain Entrainment:
- Isocronic Beats – These are the pure tones. For example one tone of 243(Hz) will be one tone, almost as if you are taking a hearing test at the doctor office. These can be beneficial for things that we do on a regular basis since it does not take the mind much effort to process them, they are usually turned on and off in predictable patterns making them better for therapy.
- Monaural Beats – These frequencies are a combination of of 2 tones. However unlike Binaural beats, these tones are mixed before they hit your speakers or headphones. The plus to these is that your mind does not have to create the patter where the 2 tones meet. Also, one does not have to wear headphones to get the experience from Monaural beats.
- Sound and light entrainment – this is utilizes both binaural, monarual and isochronic beats along with diodes inside goggles, flashing at specific times during the sounds. This engulfs the light and sound of creation therefore changing brain patterns and perceptions.
How do Binaural Beats work?
Our bodies are made up of electromagnetic receptors and transmitters. We are also in the vast universe of things made up of light and sound. When sound plays upon the brain, it triggers certain responses in our mind to our endocrine system. The sound causes vibrations in our endocrine system allowing for the undulation of these glands which then release their chemicals into the body.
Glands that can be affected: the adrenal gland, hypothalamus, brain, scrotum, pineal gland to name a few of the major glands.
The effects can be during the treatment or long lasting. However there should be multiple sessions for longer results. Some have said that weeks after the treatment they hear the tones on a regular basis, and are more receptive to natural sounds like these happening in everyday life.
Things you should know about binaural beats
- They should be listened to with headphones
- You should listen to clean beats and tones, there are many that are on YouTube but may have clicks and pauses or broken loops.
- Some binaural beats can be listened to at work. Others should not be done during work, for example beats for deep meditation and sleep.
- There are hundreds of combinations of binauarl beats so be careful you choose the right ones before you start. You may have reversed affects or effects that you are not necessarily looking for.
Binauarl beats are broken down into four types of frequency categories, Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta. Each category has a specific effect on the mind, body and at times the soul.
- Delta patterns: Binaural beats in the delta pattern are set at a frequency of between 0.1 and 4 Hz, which is associated with dreamless sleep.
- Theta patterns: Binaural beats in the theta pattern are set at a frequency of between 4 and 8 Hz, which is associated with sleep in the rapid eye movement or REM phase, meditation, and creativity.
- Alpha pattern: Binaural beats in the alpha pattern are set at a frequency of between 8 and 13 Hz, which may encourage relaxation.
- Beta pattern: Binaural beats in the beta pattern are set at a frequency of between 14 Hz and 100 Hz, which may help promote concentration and alertness. However, this frequency can also increase anxiety at the higher end of the frequency range.
Within these different categories are different frequencies and patterns which can help resolve certain issues in our lives as well as help us to balance ourselves during work life, active life, thinking life and mediation. Also, a big concern is spiritual awakening and development, which has been a big talking point. These beats may not get you there but will possibly be able to open your eyes to higher consciousness and different ways of learning.
Delta Brain Waves (0.5Hz – 4Hz)
0.5 Hz – Complete relaxation and headache relief.
0.5-1.5Hz – Natural pain relief through stimulating endorphin release.
0.9 Hz – Euphoric state.
1 Hz – Feeling of well-being; stimulation of pituitary glands to release growth hormones (helps recover from injuries, rejuvenate, and develop muscles).
2 Hz – Nerve regeneration.
2.5 Hz – Further pain and migraine relief from production of endogenous opiates. Natural sedative effect.
1-3 Hz – Restorative sleep and profound relaxation.
3.4Hz – Restful sleep.
3.5 Hz – Feeling of calmness, reducing anger and irritability. Retention of languages.
4Hz – Enkephalin release for natural stress and pain reduction. Improved memory, subconscious learning and problem solving.
Theta brain waves (4Hz – 7Hz)
4.5 Hz – Brings you into what is referred to as “the Tibetan state of consciousness”, a state of meditation.
4.9 Hz – Induced relaxation, meditation, introspection, and a deeper sleep.
5 Hz – State of unconscious problem solving. Less sleep is needed due to the Theta waves replacing the need for extensive dreaming. Beta endorphin release as a natural pain killer.
5.35 Hz – Deeper breathing, relaxing the lungs.
5.5 Hz – Giving the feeling of intuition, your inner guidance, and “gut feeling”.
5.8 Hz – Reduce fear, absent-mindedness, and dizziness.
6 Hz – Improves long-term memory and motivation; reduces procrastination and unwillingness to work.
4.5 Hz – 6.5 Hz – Waking dreaming (day dreaming) with vivid images.
6.5 Hz – Activates the frontal lobe which controls creativity.
6.2 Hz – 6.7 Hz – Activates Frontal Mid-line Theta that is active when engaged in cognitive activity such as solving math problems, playing Tetris, or other similar types of quick passive problem solving tasks.
6.88 Hz – Effects balance and stability.
3 Hz – 8 Hz – Deep relaxation, meditation, lucid dreaming, increased memory, focus, and creativity.
4 Hz – 7 Hz – Inner peace and emotional healing which lowers mental fatigue.
6 Hz – 10 Hz – Creative visualization, starts at 6Hz and moves up to 10Hz.
Alpha brain waves (7Hz – 13Hz)
7.5 Hz – Creative thought is activated for music, art, invention, and problem solving. Overcoming troublesome issues or problems due to ease in finding solutions through re-evaluation. This is a type of inter-awareness of self purpose.
7.83 Hz – The Schumann Resonance. Very grounding as it is the same frequency as the magnetic field of the earth.
7.5 Hz – 8 Hz – For treating addictions, drug, alcohol, food, etc. Gives the person the “satisfied” feeling that they would normally get from their addiction.
8 Hz – 14 Hz – Qi Gong.
8.3 Hz – Heightens clairvoyance around visual images and metal objects.
8 Hz – 8.6Hz – Reduced stress and anxiety.
8 Hz – 10 Hz – Start of “super learning”, your passive ability to learn new information and memorize. It activates creative problem solving and intuitive insights. This is not an active focus on learning but a relaxed state your mind is in absorbing without active concentration.
9 Hz – Brings awareness of body imbalances.
10 Hz – Increased serotonin release bringing mood elevation, arousal; relives headaches and stimulates the body. Will bring clarity to the mind and give subconscious correlation.
10 Hz – 12 Hz – Improves the mind, body connection.
10.5 Hz – Lowers blood pressure. Associated with the Heart Chakra which is related to the Thymus, heart, blood, and circulatory system.
10.6 Hz – Relaxed and alert.
11 Hz – Brings you to a relaxed yet awake state. Can be a lucid state (day dreaming) but not from tiredness. Thoughts and emotions may pleasantly drift through your mind bringing calm. It can be a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. Gives stress reduction.
12 Hz – Gives mental stability.
12 Hz – 14 Hz – Improves learning by absorbing information when you plan to think about it later.
12.3 Hz – Improves visualization.
Beta brain waves (13Hz – 39Hz) & Gamma brain waves (40Hz+)
13 Hz – 27 Hz – Focus with attention toward external stimuli. The normal waking consciousness, active thought process, and alert mental activity.
13 Hz – 30 Hz – Processing outside data your brain takes in, problem solving and active conscious thinking. A very wakeful state which combats drowsiness.
14 Hz – An awake, alert state. Allows you to focus and concentrate on tasks.
15 Hz – 18 Hz – Increases your mental abilities including focus, alertness, attentiveness and IQ. You are aware of yourself and surroundings and are alert but not agitated.
16 Hz – Stimulates oxygen/-calcium release into cells.
18 Hz – 24 Hz – Euphoria and ecstasy, similar to a runners high with serotonin release around 22Hz.
18+ Hz – A fully awake state with normal alertness. Significant improvements can be seen in memory, reading, spelling, math, and planning.
20Hz – Stimulation of the pineal gland. The frequency can help with tinnitus.
20 Hz – 40 Hz – Ideal meditation frequency for stress release.
31 Hz – Release of growth hormone, can help to develop muscles and recover from injuries (rejuvenation effects).
32Hz – Enhanced vigor and alertness.
33 Hz – Christ consciousness and the Pyramid frequency.
35 Hz – Balance of all chakras.
36 Hz – 44 Hz – The learning frequency range; will help maintain alertness when actively studying or thinking. Related to the prepiriform cortex and amygdala. Coordinates processing of information in different areas of the brain simultaneously.
38 Hz – Endorphin release.
40 Hz – Having efficient 40Hz activity creates a good memory also dominant in problem solving. Important for information and high-level information processing. A lack of this frequency can create learning disabilities.
40 Hz – 60 Hz – Can stimulate the release of beta-endorphins and give anxiolytic effects.
55 Hz – Tantric yoga which stimulates the “kundalini”.
62 Hz – Feeling of physical vigor.
72 Hz – The emotional spectrum.
40+ Hz – The higher gamma frequencies are less specific occurring over larger ranges and are mostly related to intelligence, problem solving, focus, memorization, concentration, etc. They can be looked at as an enhancement for a lot of the benefits of the beta frequencies .