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(Message started by: Sleepy on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:08pm)

Title: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by Sleepy on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:08pm
I know this sounds extremely stupid, but bear with me.

It's called the "brainwave generator", http://www.bwgen.com/ .

It uses binaural beats to shift your "brainwave frequencies", and has three different headache settings. I've had extremely good luck with "built-in treatment 3:

"Helps alleviating headaches with mix of low theta (5Hz) and mid-alpha (10Hz) tones, which vary periodically from one to another. For additional complexity, modulation is applied to the mid-beta tone and the background noise smoothess is varied."

It's nowhere close to the 5 minute abort time of O2, but it has severely reduced my suffering with clusters. I just wanted to share so that someone else may benefit from it as I have. The free download is certainly worth a try.

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by Kevin_M on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:29pm
Meditation and relaxation capabilities of BrainWave Generator may help to get rid of some bad habits:
Quit smoking
Quit drinking
Lose weight




ahem

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by Jonny on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:39pm
Pure bullshit is my opinion!!

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by pattik on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:40pm
I'm saving up for a different therapy...thanks anyway. ;;D
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/northcolor/device.jpg

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by floridian on Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:53pm
I've played around with some free binaural software that I downloaded on the net, and have a few CDs with binaural tones.  I've found that they are helpful in getting into alpha or theta brainwave states.  No idea if they help with clusters, I've never tried them when in cycle.

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by Mr. Happy on Jan 3rd, 2006, 7:21pm
The trial price is right.
No idea how this'd do anything for anything. I don't have an "anything" measuring tool anyhow.

The Schumann Resonance has a nice hint of Cricket.
RJ

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by MJ on Jan 4th, 2006, 2:16pm
Might make sense, If I could get it to work.

Let the music soothe you.

edit to add:
Pattik the head band looks promising too.

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by BobG on Jan 4th, 2006, 3:31pm
modified to remove my original response and say

Sorry Sleepy, my response was out of line.

What I was trying, in not so nice way, to say, was I don't think that machine will help to lessen a clusterheadache.
But, we are all different. If you tried it and it helped, it's a good thing.

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by burnt-toast on Jan 4th, 2006, 3:54pm
I've accused my children of not producing brain waves from time to time.  In fact my wife accuses me of not producing brain waves on occasion.

Will this help?  ::)  ::)  ::)

##()%&*#&&#&)Q#)$( erhfasdkafas fd - Oops there go my brain waves again - "Beam me up to Sick Bay Scotty"  [smiley=laugh.gif]

Tom

Title: Re: Bizarre therapy that seems to work
Post by StressFree on Jan 6th, 2006, 3:52pm
Sounds interesting. Nice that it's free. I've posted several times about using a TENS to help while in cluster cycles. It is an electrical nerve stimulation that seems to interupt pain paths, as well as possibly causing endorphins to be released. I've always wondered why we don't die of shock from the extreme pain, and/or gone into permanent endorphin euphoria with the pain we endure? I may have to play with the brain wave thing next round. Best wishes and prayers to all, Rich



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