Charlotte's The Hemispheres Center's signature Brainwave Optimization technology announced results of new double-blind study with a 100% participant success rate
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The double-blind study, conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Research Center, applied Brain State Technologies® Brainwave Optimization techniques to several groups of participants. After the initial study, Lee Gerdes, the founder of Brain State, requested that researchers run the experiment again on the placebo group, to ensure that all the study participants were able to experience the benefits of the sleep-improving technology. The success rate for this group was also 100%.
Brainwave Optimization is a non-invasive technology that helps the brain achieve balance in neural oscillations. Sensors affixed to the scalp and connected to a computer detect the brainwaves of various brain lobes, the frequencies of which are played back to the client via earbuds. Measuring these changes and evaluating their effects can noticeably improve clients' stress levels. Previous research has shown that the approach achieves positive results with migraine headaches and insomnia, PTSD, and more.
"This new technology is intended to facilitate greater balance and noise reduction in brain functioning, which may result in improved symptoms," said Dr. Charles Tegeler, the McKinney/Avant Endowed Professor of Neurology and the primary investigator for the study. "We hope to find new solutions for a number of conditions that are significant health issues for society, illnesses that affect large numbers of people and for which safe, effective, non-invasive treatments are lacking."
Dr. Tegeler is presenting his results at a major international sleep conference later this year; also, Wake Forest University has approved a grant of $615,000 towards the continued study of Brainwave Optimization, which will explore further applications for this technology, including treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment (early dementia) and other afflictions.
David Pollard, a spokesman for The Hemispheres Center, says, "It's very exciting to be part of scientific breakthroughs like this one. We hope that Brainwave Optimization will continue to open new doors for our clients around the world."
The Hemispheres Center is Charlotte's exclusive provider for Brain State Technologies® Brainwave Optimization. With nearly 200 affiliated centers in 18 countries, Brain State Technologies® is the largest international provider of brainwave balancing services in the world. Introducing a proprietary neuro-technology called Brainwave Optimization with Real-time Balancing(TM), offices affiliated with Brain State Technologies® offer the most advanced form of brainwave assessment and re-calibration available.
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