Innumerable studies have proven the relaxing effects of brainwave entrainment. In fact, brainwave stimulation is capable of relaxing users to deeper levels than any other traditional self-help technique.
When most people are simply instructed to relax, very little muscle tension release is recorded, and in many cases tension actually increases though the subject my report of feeling or being more relaxed.
However, when the body is guided to a relaxation state by brainwave entrainment, the body falls into a profpindly deep state of relaxation, causing blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation, healing and the cleating away of lactic acids.
Furthermore, research into treating hypertension with brainwave entrainment have revealed more permanent effects. Entrainment was used successfully in one study to reduce the blood pressure of 28 participants over an 8 week period, producing a drop in systolic of 20 mm Hg and diastolic pressure by 16 mm Hg. The very best drug-based treatments produce, on average, a drop of 16 mm Hg.
Stress relief and hypertension reduction can last for days and may eventually become permanent – once you learn to relax and become more familiar with the states of deep relaxation, episodes of anger and stress become more rare and quality of life improves aling with vast reduction in blood pressure.
Therefore, a typical brainwave entrainment session for hypertension is meant to soothe the Amygdala and Hypothalamus, which are involved in vasoconstriction, fear and the fight-or-flight response. By calming these structures, blood pressure should decrease, muscles should relax, sweating should decrease and your extremities (hands and feet) should warm up.
A sample brainwave entrainment session for hypertension can be found here: