Excerpts from Chapter 9: Monitoring and Managing Stress in Today’s World from 13 Secrets to Optimal Aging, by Kelly Miller DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFMP
Another invaluable tool that works wonders for stress reduction for my patients is a technology called BrainTap. In 20 minutes the BrainTap will help a person achieve delta brain wave patterns, the type found during a period of deep sleep. This has the effect of uncluttering the brain and restoring focus and productivity. There are several businesses including Harley Davidson that employ the use of the BrainTap technology to help their workers achieve better productivity and health in the workplace.
This extensively researched light and sound technology creates a perfect symmetry of sound frequencies and light synchronization for the ultimate binaural brain wave entrainment and relaxation.2-3This combination helps guide an individual to a perfect balance of left/right brain synchronization and relaxed brain wave activity. In other words, the BrainTap produces a relaxation response, giving your body what it needs to get back in balance and reverse the effect of stress on the body. At the same time the BrainTap increases the individual’s focus so they can get rid of negative self-talk and achieve their goals.
Five powerful mind technologies are combined to help change and mold the neuroplasticity of the brain. These technologies help relax, reboot, and strengthen our dysfunctional brains. Light frequencies train the brain to produce a healthy balance of brain activity, transforming the listener into a mental powerhouse with the right mindset to accomplish any goal. Embedded beats and tones emulate relaxed brain waves, guiding the brain to an extraordinary level of focus and performance that could otherwise take years of practice to achieve. Auricular acupuncture points that are known to directly balance the body’s organs and influence physiology and chemistry are activated by light frequencies. The BrainTap’s earphones are uniquely equipped with 9 LED lights at the optimum frequency for producing a feeling of serenity and balance. 10-cycle holographic music on the audio settings is designed to create a full 360 degree experience that helps produce calming thoughts and images. The voice of Dr. Patrick Porter, the developer of BrainTap, takes the individual through a guided visualization to help reduce stress and improve focus and productivity. There are over 700 different programs available for a wide and varied assortment of life’s challenges.
Human bodies were designed to be in a relaxed, healing state most of the time. However, these days most people spend most of their day in a stress overload mode. Your brain copes by increasing adrenaline and cortisol and generating more high-intensity brain waves from the stimulatory neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, dopamine, and acetylcholine. The inhibitory neurotransmitters and brain waves that allow us to be calm and focus are suppressed. Once our brains habituate to the stress pattern, it becomes difficult to wind down or turn off. This can cause foggy thinking, poor memory, lack of concentration, and low energy. All of these set the stage for unhealthy lifestyle habits such as stress-eating, alcohol and drug use, and smoking.
The BrainTap session lasts approximately 20 minutes. I would say 98% of all patients I have had try the BrainTap had a positive experience and wanted to continue using it. I have found it helpful in dialing down the sympathetic dominance in my patients as demonstrated immediately afterwards with the heart rate variability component of the MaxPulse. I have enclosed a few Maxpulse studies before BrainTap and after BrainTap for your review. My patients routinely report the following:
- Reduced or eliminated brain fog and negative brain chatter
- Increased energy
- Increased relaxation, and better, longer quality of sleep
- Inhibition or elimination of unwanted habits and behaviors
- Enhanced productivity and creativity
- Improved quality of life.
Patients can either buy the headsets or rent and download the technology on a monthly basis. I personally listen to programs 2-3x/week for stress reduction and to improve focus.
I have found the combination of Stress & Anxiety supplement in combination with the BrainTap extremely effective in reducing stress and cortisol in patients. The outcome appears enhanced by the synergistic application of both at the same time. It is so simple for someone to slip on the headphones for 20 minutes in the sitting or lying position and just listen. I have recommended the BrainTap during a lunch break at work before eating or in the evening before sleep. Some patients under a great deal of stress will have 2-3 sessions per day. It is far superior to taking prescription or recreational drugs or excess alcohol to manage their stress. More importantly, this technology supports the endocrine system instead of tearing it down even further. I highly recommend the BrainTap technology.
Kelly Miller DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFMP*
*Licensed in Missouri for chiropractic and acupuncture. “Certified Health Coach” in Florida.
Call today 816-210-6913 in Missouri and 813-985-5190 in Florida for stress management help.