Using Brainwave Entrainment For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Relief
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain are common problems in the world's population. Dominant
in 3-5% of women and 2 to 4% of the general population, Fibromyalgia is characterized by
persistent muscular pain, fatigue, sleeping problems and in some cases depression, anxiety
and stress. The treatment of Fibromyalgia is still under study but the results of using
brainwave entrainment are very promising:
In a comparative study on Fibromyalgia treatments, audio entrainment was better than both
medical and nutritional treatments in many ways, including reduction of Pain and Anxiety.
Combined treatment yielded even greater success.
Another research conducted by Mike Twittey and David Siever reduced Chronic Pain in 15
participants over a period of study of two month . The Beck Depression Scale also
indicated a significant reduction in depression.
In a case study conducted by Dr. Fred Boersma, a man with a severe back injury was able
to reduce his pain killer intake from 35 extra strength Tylenol daily, to only 2 or 3 pills
daily! The man also reported a more positive attitude, no doubt due in part to the increase in
endorphins and serotonin that the light and sound sessions stimulated.
A typical brainwave entrainment session, specifically designed for Fibromyalgia and
Chronic Pain reduction, consists of Sub-Delta (0 - 1 hz) frequencies, which seem to have
soothing effects on the limbic system (the amygdala and hypothalamus), which themselves
operate at delta frequencies. It is theorized that this is the reason delta frequencies are so
helpful with conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain, as well hypertension.
Stimulation of Alpha waves in the brain also causes an increase in the release of serotonin,
the body's own pain relief drug, and it has been shown to help in the relief of certain types
of headaches (such as migraine) and other types of bodily pain and discomfort, such as