The range of 8-12 Hz is the measured frequency of the alpha waves.
The standard 1 minute each lobe 3 times per week for 4 weeks is a good start and re-evaluate to determine protocol moving forward. If you have rental laser program in your office that is ideal. The patient can perform 1-3 times per day.
Alpha wave frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and subconscious mind. When Alpha waves are present, your brain is clear of unwanted thoughts. You are generally experiencing a state of relaxed awareness. Alpha waves are connected with increased creativity, reduced feelings of stress and depression, improved communication between the brain hemispheres, enhanced learning and problem-solving, improved mood and stability of emotions.
Refer to the Advanced Laser Techniques Video at watch.performancepractic.com for additional protocol. The more advanced practitioners will implement "Brain Balance Technique" and the applications of "activating neuro pathways such as (but not limited to); hum, count, eye movements, facilitate vagus nerve etc.
Do not underestimate the value of a Level 1 Brain Correction using the standard frequencies (upregulation / general neuromusculoskeletal) of 9, 16, 42, 53 used consistently with a program of multiple visits of Erchonia Laser for short duration daily or as often during the week as possible. The basics help the most amount of people.
Remember the association between the gut / brain connection
Correct the Omega 3/ Omega 6 ratio in the body. Perform the lab test necessary to score AND CORRECT Arachidonic acid (AA): Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). This is below a 4 (AA) :1 (EPA) ratio.
When attention shifts to a specific thought, Alpha waves tend to disappear, which is when the brain shifts to higher frequency beta waves. If we become stressed, a phenomenon called "alpha blocking" may occur which involves excessive beta activity and very little alpha. Essentially the beta waves "block" out the production of alpha because we become too aroused.
- Too much Alpha Wave: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
- Too little Alpha Wave: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
- Optimal Alpha Wave: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
A temporary increase in alpha occurs with many addictive drugs. These include morphine, heroin (OxyContin pain epidemic), and marijuana. There can be delta bursts with PCP (phencyclidine), and it should be noted that THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in marijuana, will actually decrease beta frequency. Overall, drugs can significantly affect quantified EEG's.