How Light-Sound Neurotherapy Helps Aid in Addiction Recovery

About Light Sound Neurotherapy

AVE (Audio-Visual Entrainment) or light and sound neurotherapy is a non-drug therapy for reducing the symptoms of anxiety, stress and pain. This novel technique employs flashing lights and pulsing tones at specific brain wave frequencies, which enhance brain activity, increase cerebral blood flow and calm the mind.

Clinical studies show that Light and Sound therapy Stimulation promotes significant reduction in stress and excessive tension while increasing, stress release, relaxation, personal realization and cognitive awareness, resulting in improved recovery ability. Light and Sound Stimulation also aids in reducing the frequency of headache and Migraines, insomnia, and occurrences of anxiety and depression that commonly occur with withdrawal.

The rate of the flickering light causes the brain waves to match any set frequency to a more appropriate rate, such as beta, alpha, or theta, depending on the desired results. At certain frequencies, this flickering can produce a reduction of anxiety and induce deep mental and physical relaxation which can in turn help with addiction recovery.

This treatment’s focus is to increase stimulation and the release of certain known neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, nor-epinephrine, and endorphins. Endorphins, which are amino acids secreted in the brain, has a pain-relieving effect like that of morphine and lowers pain intensity. Typically when drug use occurs it’s these same endorphins and dopamine which fuel the brain’s stimuli and cause addiction.

Studies show that endorphin release reduces depression and aids emotional stability, giving one a calmer, more restful approach to life. Since endorphin release is present in addiction it is only logical that it be used in recovery treatment along with other available alternative treatments.

Research evaluating the effects produced by Light and Sound Stimulation has indicated:

  • Increased deep mental and physical.
  • Recovery of long- and short-term memory
  • Increased IQ performance
  • Increased ability to focus and concentrate
  • Decreased fatigue an stress
  • Improved self-confidence & self worth
  • Improved decision making and problem solving