The Alpha Stim runs at .5hz. The Brain Tuner works at 111hz which has a setting that pulses the 111hz at .5hz. Similar effects, I have'nt tried the Alpha but do own the Brain Tuner. If you focus on the issues you are anxious about while you have it on it sort of works like an EFT or accupuncture session. You should feel more relaxed and less anxious after a couple of sessions. The BT-7 is a good choice especially at this price:
I have the BT7 Biotuner and it helped me greatly for anxiety attacks, depression and insomnia. What it does is balance both sides of your brain. Personally for me, it helps to get myself out of my head, and think more objectively and positively. I have also been going for emdr therapy and find the biotuner a really good complement during the week.
I find setting # 1 good for repetitive worrying thoughts and # 3 good for focus, openness and a relaxed mind/body.
Setting # 2 (which is the .5 hz) is good for sleeping and I use that 40 minutes starting around 6 pm.
p.s Steve, you mentioned tapping while using the Biotuner
.. might work too to see what eye movement from left to right would do!
I got an offer to rent Alpha Stim, via EEG Proffessionals. I suffer from insomnia for 10 years now. After trying Alpha Stim for 4 days, my insomnia was worse than it ever was.
Please be very carefull if you want to try it. It takes a couple of days to build up the effect and it also takes days to recover.
I used it on level 1 for an hour a day. Didn't feel anything for 2 days, after 3 or 4 days it was HORROR. The energy in my body was driving me absolutely mad. Had to double my medication to get any sleep at all. Don't underestimate this device.
Try setting #3 for 1 session and see how she feels with it. If she feels a little better after a few sessions that's a good sign it's helping. Encourage her to focus on what is bothering her while she has it on. We are noticing that yawns or sighs are a sign the anxiety is "releasing". Some people feel a sense of euphoria after a few consecutive sessions. Turn the power up very slowly until she can feel a slight buzz. Once she get's used to it she will probably want to turn it up a bit more which is normal. It may take several sessions to relieve the anxiety. Manufacturer recommends 30 days to see significant results. We seem to be getting good reports with setting #3 working for other CZ forum members.
Lot's of additional info below from the web:
What is "The Bio-Tuner"?
A unit similar to The Bio-Tuner was featured in OMNI Magazine, Volume 5, Number 4, January 1983. Article was written by Kathleen McAuliffe. Title of the article is "The Black Box - Secret ... Treatment of Rock Superstars".
"The implications of this work are stunning," says physicist Bob Beck, the expert on electromagnetic fields, long employed as a consultant to the Department of Defense
The Bio-Tuner is an electronic relaxation system. Micro-current energy pulses appear to have a profound balancing effect on the individual and tend to produce a state of over-all relaxation and well being. The Bio-Tuner outputs a modified rectilinear waveform with over 500 frequencies in each pulse.
The most comprehensive review of the research in CES published to date is a chapter by Ray B. Smith, Ph.D. in the book, Neural Stimulation, published in 1985. Dr. Smith has been researching CES since 1972. He concluded, "There are 40 studies of CES readily available in the U.S. in which the dependent variable is reliable. When these are examined alone it becomes apparent that CES is effective in alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia...CES appears effective as a treatment for withdrawal in the chemically dependent person...Other promising areas of treatment are in hypergastric acidity and migraine headaches." Dr. Smith adds, "CES appears to be safe, with no harm or negative side effects having been reported to date in controlled studies...Finally, while one usually assumes some placebo effect from a treatment as dramatic as this, none has been reported in studies controlled for this effect."
The BT7 (bio tuner, formerly brain tuner) by Dr. Bob Beck has been helping people relax for over 20 years. Bio Tuner is an experimental, battery powered electronic instrument that delivers minute levels of relaxing energy to the body through electrodes. These micro-current energy pulses appear to stimulate and re-balance certain brain neurotransmitter chemicals such as endorphins, seratonin, dopamine, etc. that may be involved in many stress related conditions.
Some of these neurotransmitters are also thought to be linked to memory, creativity, learning, and intelligence.
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Anyone here use Bio Tuner for depression?
My wife always fell asleep fast so it couldnt possibly improve this for her. It was the exact day I got the thing that my sleeping problems ceased to exsist. Ive never talked to another person who owns one so Im not sure this would help others or not. I woudnt be without it.
As a Cranial Electro Stimulation (CES) device, research on Beck’s Brain Tuner is referred to in two recently published books: MegaBrain Power by Michael Hutchison and SuperLearning 2000 by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder.
Over the years, suppliers of Beck’s Brain Tuners apparently received feedback from individuals who found the units were instrumental in helping them overcome addictions, insomnia, depression, learning disorders and pain.
Most individuals describe the experience as being one of focused deep relaxation, even when high emotional tension or stress have been present. Following the normal 2 to 4 week application routine, many BT-7 users experience significant positive changes in their lives and in their relationships with others.
Many users experience a more positive, energetic outlook, better mental clarity and feelings of improved self-esteem. The many daily challenges of life seem easier to handle and negative reactions to everyday stress and tension are diminished. Many individuals have reported that previous negative habits and unhealthy behavior patterns gradually diminish over a 1 to 4 week period of use.
The numerous benefits of BT-7 tend to be cumulative in nature and gradually reveal themselves over a period of 1 to 4 weeks. Change is spontaneous and effortless.
Robert C. Becks qualifications as a researcher is that he's a physicist and formerly a consultant to the Sandia Corp, Senior Staff Scientist at Eyring Research Institute, and consultant to the US Navy. Besides his impressive qualifications this is a man you have to admire just for his courage. Although the USA is a country whose government does all it can to make its citizens submissive unquestioning sheep, amongst them are a few who think for themselves and stand head and shoulders above the rest because of the strength of their spirit which must speak the truth they have discovered.
They are like John the Baptist shouting in the wilderness, living to tell it like it is though ridiculed and oppressed by the governing powers. Such a man is Robert C. Beck. He chooses to live on the edge and proclaim what he knows about this miraculous breakthrough in bio-technology that threatens to undermine one of the major financial pillars of the USA, the drug based medical system.
The BT-7 Brain Tuner, by Dr. Bob Beck, the most well-known Cranial Electric Stimulator (CES), produces over 500 frequencies that can rapidly balance and restore the natural energies of your body and mind. Some have called this technique "electro-acupuncture" because it appears to have a similar ability to normalize brain chemistry.
Beck, a close friend of Meg Patterson, was soon swept into an adventure of discovery. He studied all her research and everything he could uncover in the Defense Department. Working with spectrum analyzers and sophisticated equipment, he came up with a device: the Brain Tuner 5+, which broadcasts the frequencies of the three "magic" ranges of neurotransmitters – enkephalins, catecholamines, and beta-endorphins. He set up the frequencies in bundles. Instead of sounding one for each neurotransmitter separately, he put 256 frequencies together like a resonating chord of music. His device, smaller than a Walkman, runs on a 9-volt battery and is safe. The Brain Tuner has electrodes on a stethoscope-like headset that fit in the hollows behind the ears. Acupuncture points behind the ear effectively circulate electro-stimulation on the "Triple Warmer" Meridian.
Keying off Russia research into the effect of CES on addiction, depression, sleep, stress, and learning, Beck learned about a "magic frequency" that seemed to bring about profound positive changes in those who applied CES devices regularly for several weeks.
Beck brought many interesting devices to public attention. He strove to keep costs down so that the technology could get into the hands of those who needed it as an alternative to an unaffordable medical system which offered them little hope. Often the positive outcomes promised by conventional medicine came loaded down with side effects that made the original complaint seem preferrable.
Always practical and skeptical, Beck started his investigations by studying research done by reputable scientists. Once convinced that the evidence proved the existence of a beneficial effect on humans, he would find a simple way to reproduce the effects in the field. Presenting the devices as experimental in nature put the responsibility on the users to learn more about their unique situation and take an active role in recovery and personal growth.
..."Dr. Beck Brain Tuner/Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation* invented in the early 1980s. There are later BT's that have been refined. The Brain Tuner balances the left and right brain hemispheres, balances brain chemistry thereby neutralizing addictions and allergies and reduces stress. It neutralizes depression, anxiety and promotes endorphin production. It seems to promote formation of dendrites resulting in a higher IQ. Over thirty years of research all over the world shows that this type of technology can neutralize hard-core alcoholism in appox 5-7 days for most individuals. Most people are no longer addicted after that time. Cocaine, heroin and meth-amphetamines/ect., ect. is cleared in 5-7 days generally speaking. Cigarettes are more difficult to neutralize quickly because research has proven nicotine to be three times more addictive than heroin. Usually within 2-3 weeks nicotine addiction is neutralized."...
Mental and emotional benefits
Some research suggests that these subtle energies may be linked to improved memory, creativity, learning, and intelligence. Using the BT-7 Brain Tuner requires no special effort, training or discipline. The BT-7 is preset to run for a 20 minute session. Most individuals describe the experience as being one of focused deep relaxation, even when high emotional tension has been present. Following the normal 2 to 3 week application routine, many individuals experience significant positive changes in their lives and in their relationships with others. Many users experience a more positive, energetic outlook, better mental clarity and feelings of improved self-esteem. The many daily challenges of life seem easier to handle and negative reaction to environmental stress and tension are diminished. Many individuals have reported that previous negative habits and behavior patterns gradually diminish with time.
Cumulative beneficial effects in 1-3 weeks
The numerous benefits of BT-7 Pro tend to be cumulative in nature and gradually reveal themselves over a period of 1 to 3 weeks. Change is spontaneous and effortless. Since 1985, thousands of individuals have discovered the BT-6 Pro relaxation system. Join them now and discover today's most powerful technology for positive change and well-being.
"Double-blind studies were done at the University of Wisconsin on the BT 5+’s capabilities to overcome drug-withdrawal symptoms and it did the job. Studies at both Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana showed it could boost IQ from twenty to thirty points. BT Five-Plus stimulation appears to enhance neural efficiency," researchers stated.
This device is Reportedly working all around the world,helping people for alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and more, yet the USFDA refuses to allow anyone in America to make specific claims
Benefits of BT-7 Pro
Ability to Focus
Centering and Calmness
Reduced Nervous Energy
Deeper, more Restful Sleep
Better Sexual Performance
Short Term Memory Improvement
Increased Mental and Physical Energy
Reduced Negative Behavior Patterns
Improved Attention Span and Concentration
"Dr. Donald Kubitz, of San Fransisco, one of the first American doctors to study Dr. Wen’s work with elecracupuncture on addicts, believed electrostimulation could be enormously beneficial for autistic and other mentally handicapped children.. Both the BT Five-Plus and electro-acupuncture could prove popwerful new ways to open fabulous new dimensions of mind as well as overcome disabilities and addictions. Now the latest model, the BT 6, has just made its debut."
The Bio-Tuner information should not substitute for qualified medical advice. These devices have only experimental status and have not been evaluated by the US FDA. In Canada, the Bio-Tuner is licensed as a Class II Medical Device for the following:
1) To provide symptomatic relief of acute and chronic intractable pain.
2) To increase micro-circulation.
3) May increase ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production (used by cells to produce energy).
4)May disable and/or neutralize electrically sensitive pathogens (micro-organisms).
"Beth was given anesthesia when she gave birth to her first baby and later found that she had lost part of her memory. She was forced to give up her job in an aerospace plant. Years later a friend gave her a small cranial electro-stimulation (CES) device and she began using it.
‘Almost overnight,’ she said, ‘all my memories started coming back, including everyone’s telephone extensions at the plant. It was uncanny – all those old extension numbers of people I hadn’t thought of in years.’
"This story, told to me by researcher Bob Beck, Ph.D., provides graphic evidence of a key fact: We have electrically-powered brains. Each of the billions of neurons in our brains is a tiny electrical generator, as complex as a small computer, firing an electrical signal that triggers the release of various neurochemicals and links it with thousands of other neurons."
Mega Brain Power, Michael Hutchinson
A push-button switch easily changes the output through each of six different pulse modes. Two of the modes contain the 7.83 Hz Schumann (Earth resonance) frequency. Colored led lights indicate each of the different modes.
Over 500 frequency harmonics in each pulse
Advanced microcomputer operation
Six selectable pulse output modes - all with a pulse repetition of 111 Hz and two with amplitude modulation of 7.83 Hz. See below**
Featuring the 7.83 Hz. Schumann (Earth Resonance) frequency
Two selectable pulse width adjustments - 550 or 220 microseconds
Green Led power on indicator
Red Led low battery indicator
20 minute auto shutoff timer
Modern surface mount components
Quartz crystal frequency controller
RESTORING BRAIN CHEMICALS – Electrical Stimulation of Brain Chemicals
"Since addiction, withdrawal, and anhedonia are the result of insufficient levels of certain brain chemicals, or undeveloped pleasure centers and pleasure pathways, the most direct way of eliminating them is to restore optimal levels of the brain chemicals, to stimulate the pleasure centers and pleasure pathways. One of the most exciting breakthroughs in the treatment of addiction has been the discovery that stimulating the brain quickly to pour out large quantities of the neurochemicals that have been suppressed by addictive substances.
"As an electrotherapy researcher, Bob Beck described it to me, this was originally discovered when scientists analyzed the brains of rats that had been addicted to opiates"
The rats that were addicted had been getting so much opiate that the little endorphin factories in the brain would shut down and basically say, "Look, our body’s got too much of this. Quit manufacturing it…" …
… and it would take anywhere from a week to three weeks before the brain of each rat would begin manufacturing beta-endorphins again. Whereas in the brains of the control rats that had never been addicted, you would find the normal, expected levels of beta-endorphin. And then they would take a third group of addicted rats, cut them off ‘cold turkey’ from the heroin, clip miniature electrodes to their ears, and within 20 minutes of electrical stimulation… the brain of each rat began showing that the endorphin production had started up again. So, those rats wouldn’t go through withdrawal symptoms!
" This evidence quickly led to the use of CES devices in the treatment of humans."