The Benefits of Binaural Tones, Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones
If you've made it here, you must be wondering about the *real* benefits of binaural tones and isochronic tones. This is normal, as claims are often made that appear too good to be true.
Some marketers insist that the benefits are far-reaching enough to impact on almost every area of your life - health, happiness, personality, and even intelligence(!)
So... how do you cut through the marketing hype?
Being incredibly sceptical before using binaural tones and other forms of Brain Wave Entrainment (BWE), I conducted a huge amount of research before handing over any money. After being blown away by my initial results, I continued my research efforts over three years.
This article is designed to be a no-hype look at the exceptional benefits that are available from using isochronic and binaural tones. Here's what I have found:
One of the most noticeable benefits of binaural tones is the impact on your sense of self and well-being. Users report feeling positive and happy after each 20-30 minute session, and self-esteem and motivation go up too.
When you use binaural beats you will likely experience powerful positive emotions and feelings including excitement, peace, happiness, euphoria & joy.
These occur without any real effort on your part, and tend to alternate with every session. You'll definitely "feel better" after each session.
Many users also report that other people (strangers, friends and colleagues) tend to respond in a friendlier way after using binaural tones.
If you believe that "you attract into your life what you put out", then you will be pleased to know that you'll definitely be sending out "better vibes" after each session. People will just "know" that you are in a positive, resourceful mood, and will react accordingly.
Another of the key benefits of binaural tones is the effect on your peace of mind. Not only will you feel deeply relaxed when using the technology, but afterwards you will feel calm, peaceful and content.
This is most likely to do with the fact that you are giving your brain a well-deserved break and effectively sending it to sleep for a while. The effects are very similar to those reported by meditators.
Clinical studies have found that binaural beats help to decrease mild anxiety too, and increase alertness and focus. (NB - if you suffer from anxiety, or any other medical condition mentioned below, PLEASE do your own research and consult your Doctor too. This is NOT intended to be medical advice. Thanks!)
Effects on the Body
Many scientific and clinical trials have been carried out into the benefits of binaural tones on the body - have a look for yourself in Binaural Beat Research.
These studies provide some of the most powerful proof that brainwave entrainment (BWE) really works.
For a start, when you use binaural beats or meditation machines your endorphin release goes up, as does the production of serotonin.
These are the "happy hormones" that your body releases when you work out at the gym, have fun with friends, have sex, or fall in love. Needless to say, this feels rather nice!
Another of the benefits of binaural beats is that your body will step up its catecholamines production (a hormone strongly associated with improved memory).
If you study for a test when using binaural tones, or attempt to learn something about a new topic, you'll notice that it's much easier to retain and understand information when using this technology. I believe this is because the brain "quietens down", allowing you to relax and focus more.
Your cortisol production will also be lowered. This is a "bad hormone", produced by the adrenal glands when you feel stressed or angry, which makes your blood pressure and blood sugar levels rise. Inevitably, cortisol has been shown to have a negative effect on learning and memory and well-being.
Combining the impact of binaural beats' increased release of catecholamines (above) and lower levels of cortisol, it's little surprise that studies have shown that BWE has a positive impact on memory and learning.
Another of the benefits of binaural tones on the body is an increase in DHEA. This hormone comes from the adrenal glands too, but this is a "good hormone".
Scientists say that DHEA is used as a "source ingredient" for virtually every hormone the body needs, and is reported to reduce the impact of disease and ageing.
Additionally, a high level of DHEA is likely to result in a vibrant and healthy body, and a strong immune system. A study has shown that using binaural beats increases your DHEA production levels by an average of 47% (although this particular test admittedly used a small sample group).
Finally, using the same small control group, users of binaural beats for just four days saw an average 98% increase in melatonin production. Melatonin is the chemical your body makes when you go into a deep, natural sleep. As such, one of the key benefits of binaural tones is that you will sleep much better and feel more rested after using them.
Studies have been carried out into the effects of binaural tones on intelligence and the mind.
Several different trials have shown that the benefits of binaural tones include increased memory (as mentioned above), increases in IQ, improved ability to learn and remember words from a second language, increased levels of creativity, and improved Brainwave Synchronization.
I'm not going to suggest that binaural beats turn you into a genius overnight, but with practice and an open mind, I'd be surprised if you didn't think that "more was staying in" that old brain of yours.
I've definitely experienced breakthroughs in this regard. For example, when I read a book on a new topic I feel I retain *much* more of the information, quicker. Also, I feel as if my business ideas have better credibility now too.
Health and Illnesses
Again I'm wary of promising too much here, but these benefits of binaural tones come from clinical trials carried out over the past twenty years.
Supposedly, BWE technology is proven to help with:
- headache and migraine pain (I can testify to this - I can't remember having a headache in years)
- can help women with symptoms of PMS
- has been shown to help with drug and alcohol addictions (compared to control groups)
- and has helped people with learning difficulties resulting from ADHD and dyslexia.
First hand, I can say that binaural beats are an unbeatable hangover cure too ;)
Finally, there is some proof that people suffering from depression have a lessening of symptoms by using binaural tones. I can say from first-hand experience that my own symptoms of depression have all but vanished - but please go see a Doctor if you feel clinically depressed.
Effort and Skill
The final benefits of binaural tones I will review are not related to physical or mental benefits, but are more to do with the lack of effort or skill needed to get results.
All you have to do is put some headphones in, sit back and relax. BWE works whether you want it to or not, as the beats communicate directly with your brain.
You don't need to consciously do anything.
Because you can buy binaural tones as inexpensive MP3 downloads now, you can load them on to your iPod and listen to them anywhere - commuting, on a plane, on your lunch break; whenever you get 20 minutes free. (Just don't use them when flying airplanes, driving or operating heavy machinery!)
Friends of mine report transforming a previously "horrible commute" into a peaceful, relaxing experience by using BWE. Again, you do not need to think in a certain way or do anything; all you need to do is relax and let the beats do their work.
Binaural tones - truly the lazy person's way to inner peace!!
I hope I've persuaded you to give brainwave entrainment technology a try. As I'm sure you can tell, I'm incredibly passionate about the benefits of binaural tones and beats. I reckon you'll love them too.
**Warning! Please do NOT panic if you don't experience all of these amazing results on your first attempt **
Please note that it takes a little while for your brain to relax and gain all the benefits. Like any new skill, there's a certain amount of trial and error involved - however I'm sure you'll be experiencing many benefits within a couple of sessions.
You may even feel a bit weird at first (the sounds are a little unusual), but after a while you'll begin to deeply relax and feel calm and positive. You can read more here with The Effects of Binaural Beats.
The benefits of binaural tones improve with time. The more you use them, the more likely you are to see big improvements in your health and well-being.
If you're ready to give them a try, check out my recommended Binaural Beats. Entry level packages start at around $10. Enjoy!
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