Year in Review 2019
Most often, we post about the technologies that we use in our work – Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES), transcranial DC Stimulation (tDCS) and Microcurrent Electrotherapy (MET), but we also like to share interesting articles we come across about the brain, mental health, how physical fitness helps keep our brains young, etc.
January Top FB Post:
We agree with this article & have created a free DAVID Breathe PC App for you to use on your computer.
We thank our followers on Twitter regularly and this month people really shared this quote:
The quote is from this article: https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/grateful-year-round-can-impact-mood/
February Top FB Post:
We shared our blog post about using AVE with a CPAP when we read this article about sleep apnea causing gaps in life memories.
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Dave Siever gave us some reasons why Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) is so effective for improving mental health and peak performance:
1) Dissociation: AVE provides a powerful means of inducing a fast and deep meditative trance. Yogis and Tibetan monks have indicated that AVE is considerably more powerful than traditional meditation techniques and is especially beneficial for beginning meditators. In fact most people who have never meditated before enter a deep trance within 10 minutes. This effect can stop the development of PTSD.
2) Brain wave frequency: With the development of qEEG brain-mapping and advanced normative brain wave databases, brain wave frequency has been shown to be a reliable indicator of both mental health issues and peak performance mind states. AVE easily alters brain frequency to resolve mental health issues and for improving academic and sports performance.
3) Cerebral blood flow: Low levels of cerebral blood flow (CBF) are a biomarker of depression, OCD, ADD. ADHD, brain injury, age-related cognitive decline in seniors, schizophrenia, dementia and some types of anxiety. Studies by Fox & Raichle and others have shown that AVE dramatically increases CBF (28%) in minutes.
4) Neurotransmitters: The neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine are low in most mood disorders. AVE boosts serotonin by 23%, norepinephrine (brain’s adrenaline) by 15% and endorphins by 18%. Endorphins help with feeling calm and relaxed. Endorphins also help reduce pain.
5) Autonomic calming: AVE calms the autonomic nervous system, which in turn relaxes muscles, relaxes arteries (hands & feet warm), respiration calms down, heart rate calms down and heart rate variability (a stress measure) improves significantly. As a result, AVE is effective in reducing stress and anxiety and dramatically improves sleep in those with stress-related insomnia. AVE is effective for treating PTSD in first responders and military.
6) Lactate and ATP: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from concussions or viral infections trigger brain inflammation and reactive gliosis. During this process it appears that lactate and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) activated by glia, shut down. As a result, norepinephrine shuts down as well as other important neuron nourishing and modulating processes. As a consequence, the thalamocortical loop, where alpha, theta and delta waves come from, plus myelination also shuts down, leaving the person with severe anxiety, insomnia, foggy-headedness and emotional instability. AVE increases ATP levels by close to 300% within minutes. Many persons suffering from TBI and Post-Concussion Syndrome for several years, can re-fire their brain, regain cognitive ability and emotional control within a few days. Some people have even gone on to obtain college degrees after being shut down for decades.
7) Heat-Shock Protein-70 (HSP-70): HSP-70 is a protective molecule that fights against viral and bacterial infections throughout the body and within the brain. HSP-70 also reduces inflammation within the brain. Twenty minutes of AVE increases HSP-70 by about 160% within 20 minutes.
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Our innovative Spectrum eyeset! Plug and play! Use the USB cord to attach to your home or work computer and have a refreshing break for your mind:
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We have received many testimonials over the years from all over the globe.
June Top FB Post:
Sharing a photo from the Instagram page @life_in_motion_fitness (with permission)! Using a DAVID Delight Pro at the gym to help with sleep and relaxation.
June Top Tweet:
We regularly thank our followers for their social engagement on our tweets. This month one of our thank you posts was retweeted and was our top post of the month.
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Marissa Ponich uses AVE for peak sports performance on her path to the Olympics as a Canadian Woman Sabre Fencer.
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September Top FB Post:
Feeling depressed? Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) is very effective for relieving your low mood because it very quickly dissociates and stabilizes brainwaves. It also increases cerebral blood flow - people experiencing low moods often have lower levels of CBF in the left frontal and prefrontal lobes. Our Feeling Better sessions re-stabilize brainwaves by suppressing left frontal alpha while boosting right frontal alpha to normal levels. People with low moods also have low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine. AVE boosts brain levels of serotonin, and norepinephrine.
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Reach a meditative state more easily with Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) on a DAVID Delight series device.
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November Top FB Post:
Dave Siever brain mapped Marissa Ponich - Fencer to help her compete better. Marissa is using the Spectrum eyeset with the DAVID Breathe PC app to help her learn to breathe better. You can see the pink light showing from behind the eyeset telling her when to inhale. The blue light indicates when to exhale. Her breathing is paced all the while she is receiving alpha AVE making it a powerful way of learning heart rate variability.
When doing an EEG, the person running the EEG should always be close to the client to watch for movement artifact. Sometimes movement artifact can be misinterpreted as anomalies in the EEG. By recording and processing Marissa's brain waves, Dave was able to give her some ideas for improving her game and lifestyle.
November Top Tweet:
This person shared a photo of herself using an AVE sleep session in response to us asking people to post a photo using one of our devices for a giveaway.
December Top FB Post:
Many of our FB followers shared this post to their feeds:
December Top Tweet:
And if you are wondering who ended up with the parka.....