Dose: 40 minutes or until symptoms ease
Frequency: As needed
Please note your response to question one before taking the digital dose and completing the remainder of the clinical form. Ensure your headset is adjusted to a comfortable volume, relax and breath deeply during the course of the session.
It is well understood that chronic pain is a long-term, life altering condition1. Research indicates that an estimated 25% of people with chronic pain will develop a condition referred to as chronic pain syndrome (CPS)2, resulting in additional debilitating effects such as depression and anxiety3.
Whilst conventional medicines have demonstrated varying levels of effectiveness, a new theory has emerged that an external, audio, neural stimulus of theta binaural beats (TBB) can reprogram the brain neurosignature for chronic pain to homeostasis4.
A small number of clinical studies have shown that when compared to placebo, TBB can result in a reduction of perceived pain severity by 77%5.
It was also found that out of 17 studies for binaural beats’ effects on pain, PMS, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, migraines, ADD, memory and cognition, binaural beats were 60-90% effective in treating and even eliminating some of these symptoms with daily regulated listening for 5-60 minutes each day6.
We aim to explore this theory in more detail.
1. Gereau, Robert & Sluka, Kathleen & Maixner, William & Savage, Seddon & Price, Theodore & Hogans, Beth & Sullivan, Mark & Fillingim, Roger. (2014). A Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century. The Journal of Pain. 15. 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.09.004.
2. Fayaz A, Croft P, Langford RM, et al Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies BMJ Open 2016;6:e010364. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010364
3. Sheng J, Liu S, Wang Y, Cui R, Zhang X. The Link between Depression and Chronic Pain: Neural Mechanisms in the Brain. Neural Plast. 2017;2017:9724371. doi:10.1155/2017/9724371
4. Helané Wahbeh, Carlo Calabrese, and Heather Zwickey. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Jan 2007.25 32.http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2006.6196
5. Zampi DD. Efficacy of theta binaural beats for the treatment of chronic pain. Altern Ther Health Med 2016;22(1):32-8
6. Sharma, Vinni & Dharmendra, Dr & Singh, Kumar. (2019). Effect of Binaural beats on brain EEG signals-A Study.