EquiSync: Scientific Studies & Research
EquiSync's design is based on the 100's of studies showing the effectiveness of brainwave entrainment technology, and 1000's of studies showing the powerful benefits of meditation. If you are interested in better understanding the power of this technology and rapidly expanding field of research, then here is a very abbreviated bibliography, a very small sample of the studies out there:
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Efficacy of Theta-Binaural Beats for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Northcentral University. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing 3670283
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Using safe and highly effective sound technology, all EquiSync programs are designed to carefully ease the listener's brainwaves into a state of deep meditation, opening the door to the ancient mind practice's limitless benefits much faster than the traditional route. You can learn more about how it works from the links below:
While we have outlined one basic philosophy / form of meditation in the links below, if you already have a proven meditation technique — then we encourage you to combine & enhance it with our audio technology. EquiSync uses sound to deepen the meditative state no matter your chosen technique.