Dr.Karol, MD

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Binaural Beats

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This one is literally wild. Binaural beats are sounds that are introduced into each ear at different sound frequencies. They are usually mystical in their tone as to facilitate deeper creative thinking and relaxation. Whatever the difference between the two sounds in each ear, your brain wave patterns will move towards that difference. Or so at least the theory goes.

podcastFor example, if you are awake, active and anxious, you brain wave patter is in the beta range, which is somewhere around 20 hertz. If you listen to sounds with a difference of 10 hertz, your brain wave pattern will move from 20 hertz to 10 hertz. 10 hertz is the frequency of alpha waves which produces relaxation. By doing so, you will move from an active and anxious state to a relaxed state; so the theory goes. In contrast normal music introduces the same sounds into each ear.

According to this theory, binaural sounds enable you to tune your brain to follow specific brain wave patterns. You can put your brain into a more awake state, more relaxed state, a meditative state, a more creative and focused state or any other desirable mental state. The technique can also be used to help manage pain, to increase memory and learning and to combat addictions. Other sounds can create deep sleep, lucid dreaming, stimulate higher though processes, increase sexual stimulation and even make the person experience astral projections.

I know it sounds wild. But some studies suggest that this may actually be real. How exactly do we measure lucid dreams or astral projections? It’s just one of those things that you have to try for yourself to see if it works. For those of you who are interested, there are hours of binaural sounds to stimulate different mental states available on YouTube. I am certainly going to try this one. Good luck.

Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

2 thoughts on “Binaural Beats

  1. I’ve been listening to binaural beats for relaxation and falling asleep after a busy day. Although the sound seems very creepy to me, it has a very nice effect. So far so good.

  2. Pingback: 20 ways to get the benefits of “mindfulness” | Ian's Yoga Blog

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