The ThetaChamber℠ is a unique piece of technology designed to address issues that could pertain to anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and addictions of every kind. At Theta Wellness Center, we want your recovery assistance program to focus on helping to identify and address the root of a problem in the most comfortable, safe, and powerful way possible. ThetaChamber℠ makes that possible. We welcome you to learn more about our ThetaChamber℠ in Sandy, Utah, by calling us at 801-590-7461.
Binaural Audio Beats
Designed to help bring the brain into a “Theta” state, the ThetaChamber℠ involves playing slightly offset tones through headphones to create subtle pulses or “beats.” This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. The effect on brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone; for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz.
The beats synchronize the cerebral hemispheres and help produce the correct conditions for neural pathway re-establishment (also known as “entrainment”). The result: deep relaxation during recovery assistance.
Visual Pattern Light Stimulation
As part of your recovery assistance in the ThetaChamber℠, you will notice light patterns that are computer-generated and calibrated to synchronize with the bin-aural beats. These light patterns are designed to (1) quickly induce the Theta state, (2) open the brain to suggestion and entertainment, and (3) promote specific healing rhythms. Light and sound sensory stimulation access the brain through the thalamus, which is directly connected to the cortex. Light and sound rhythms and patterns can easily influence cortical activity, and can also affect neuronal activity when synchronized correctly.
The ThetaChamber℠ uses computer technology to precisely generate and synchronize these lights and sound patterns together with microcurrent signaling (see below) for maximum positive effect.
Vestibular (motion) Stimulation
Slow, relaxing rotation is designed to allow the mind to become more serene and comfortable while releasing destructive neural pathways and promoting the establishment of new, healthy ones. Most clients report feeling a gentle rocking sensation, much like a mother rocking a baby, during this process. Many even fall asleep!
This FDA-cleared service uses precisely-tuned, subtle electrical impulses to affect the neural networks and neurochemistry of the brain, encouraging normal function. These electric signals are similar to those produced by the brain itself. As an electro-chemical instrument, the brain constantly both produces and receives a wide variety of signals, from one region of the brain to another, and through the nervous system to all parts of the body.
Once the brain has reached the “Theta” state and is open to suggestion, change, and healing, the ThetaChamber℠ transmits gentle, natural-like signals to the hypothalamus, which is in the limbic region of the brain. These signals encourage the hypothalamus to start producing normal, healthy levels of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters. After just a few applications of these signals, the brain is entrained into normal functionality; new neural pathways are created and the old, addicted, or imbalanced one is atrophy.
Through decades of research and testing, doctors have been able to determine the precise frequencies, waveforms, amplitudes, and signal strength needed to address conditions that could pertain to anxiety, depression and insomnia. Doctors have also determined how to help resolve addiction to substances and stimuli such as opiates, barbiturates, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and pornography. Each one requires a different, specific, and precise setting for maximum effectiveness.
Facts About ThetaChamber℠ Technology
The ThetaChamber℠ is designed to administer multiple, powerful recovery assistance applications in a single session. These applications are designed to accomplish three main objectives:
- Induce a “Theta” brainwave state, opening the brain to suggestion, learning, and healing
- Signal the hypothalamus to return to producing normal levels of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters
- Encourage the brain to create and use new, normal neural pathways (also known as “entrainment”)
These various applications, known as “modalities,” work together synergistically to provide maximum effectiveness. Modalities currently available in the ThetaChamber℠ are:
- Binaural Audio Beats (induces “Theta” state, assists in entrainment)
- Visual pattern light stimulation (induces “Theta” state, assists in entertainment)
- Vestibular (motion) stimulation (induces “Theta” state, assists in entrainment)
- Microcurrent signaling (signals the hypothalamus to recalibrate brain chemistry)
- Audio relaxation tracks (provides positive affirmations and promotes relaxation)
When all these forms of therapy are combined and synchronized, they elicit a very powerful and pronounced neurological and physiological response. Feelings of well-being are almost immediate for many clients, often starting the very first day! Some report deep sleep and vivid dreams for the first time in years.
Brainwaves, also known as neural oscillations, are observed throughout the central nervous system and at all levels; they are often measured by electroencephalography (EEG). In general, EEG signals have a broad spectral content (similar to pink noise), but they also reveal oscillatory activity in specific frequency bands.
The best-known band is “Alpha” activity (8-12 Hz), which can be detected in the brain during relaxed wakefulness. Other frequency bands are “Beta” (13-30 Hz), which corresponds with mental alertness and concentration; “Gamma” (30-70 Hz), which is associated with cognitive processing; “Theta” (4-8 Hz) which is associated with relaxation and near-sleep; and “Delta” (1-4 Hz), which occurs during sleep.
When the brain is producing Theta waves (in a conscious, dreamlike state of near-sleep or hypnosis), it is most open to suggestion, change, and healing.
Old vs. New Techniques
In the late 1950’s, microcurrent stimulation was discovered as a method of pain relief; since then it has been administered in many ways and under many conditions. Early on, a device was developed that administered microcurrent signals through the earlobes and into the brain. The device was worn by the patient for 23 hours each day for many weeks in order to have the desired effect (such as to help address heroin addiction, or issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, or insomnia).
Today, with the advent of the ThetaChamber℠, recovery assistance can be accomplished much faster and prove more effective because it is administered only while the brain is in the “Theta” state. Sessions are only 30 minutes per session, two times per day. The result is nearly a full hour of continuous “Theta” state in each 24-hour period, which is far more than a person typically experiences. In this way, the total elapsed time of service is dramatically reduced from 23 hours to just 2, yet the overall effectiveness is increased because it is administered while the brain is most capable of receiving it.
The ThetaChamber℠ and its associated services are science-based and medically supervised. Each service is designed to be safe, affordable, and discreet. In addition, many of our patients describe the ThetaChamber℠ as being comfortable and relaxing. All-in-all, the ThetaChamber℠ can provide successful recovery assistance where other options have failed.
We do NOT use drugs, medications, or any mind-altering substances whatsoever. Instead, our proven approach has a much higher initial success rate than traditional methods alone, and it uniquely provides lasting results with an extremely low relapse rate. Contact us today for more information!