The newest gadget arrives
As I wrote about previously, I am exploring one of the areas that has been on my list for a while: pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy (PEMF). You knew it wouldn’t take long before I decided on a gadget, which I ordered and I expect to arrive today. It’s called the FlexPulse G2.
In preparation for using this device, I read a book and watched several introductory videos. I want to capture my notes here to refer back to.
Program 1 3 Hz Delta - Help with sleep/anxiety
- Put directly under pillow or on top of pillow inside of pillowcase.
- Use all night long at maximum intensity.
- Can put at the back of the neck below skull to tamp down overstimulation.
Program 2 - 7.8 Hz Theta (Schuman resonance) - 70-80% of sleep is theta band
- Meditation, relaxation, light sleep, pre-performance jitters, quieting down the brain
Program 3 - 10 Hz Alpha - neutral rhythm of the brain
- Reset circadian rhythm
- Healing local tissue
- Increasing stem cells
- Helpful for brain or tissues in the head
- If you don’t know what else to select
- Don’t use when you want to be alert and wide awake
Program 4 - 14 Hz Low beta Sensory Motor Rhythm
- Idling rhythm for brain area controlling activation of muscle or extremity movements of the body. It’s a long, thin area of the brain located from the top of the head to the top of the ear on each side of the head.
- Helps body to become more relaxed
- Helps with relaxed attention such as reading or engaging in a relaxing hobby
- Can improve reading speed and comprehension
- Can help with insomnia when mind is chattery but body is relaxed
- SMR stimulation enhances attention and may improve cognitive performance, attention, and memory
Program 5 - 23 Hz Mid beta - wide awake and alert state
- Like a cup of coffee without caffeine
- Use for projects, attending meetings, driving long distances, cramming for exams, pre-athletic training
- Be careful if anxious, have a panic disorder or hyperactive or ADHD
Program 6 - 40 Hz Primary Gamma - Dominant gamma band in the brain ranges from 25-100 Hz
- Gamma is needed for simultaneous processing of information from multiple brain areas
- Gamma waves move rapidly from the front to the back of the brain in response to sensory inputs
- Enhances neuroplasticity, cognitive function, attention and focus, physical task learning, and hand-eye coordination
- Facilitates meditation and lucid dreaming
- Improves circulation in the brain
- Assists neurofeedback
- Avoid Gamma training if you have anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, pain, seizure disorder or tinnitus
Program 7 - 50 Hz Mid Gamma
- Primary power line frequency in Europe
- Helpful for a variety of medical conditions
Program 8 - 60 Hz High Gamma
- Primary power line frequency in US
- Helpful for a variety of medical conditions such as arthritis and bone healing
Program 9 - Alternating every minute between 10 Hz and 100 Hz
- Be careful when using with anxiety, panic disorder, or hyperactive
- Recommended for musculoskeletal problems: muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, skin, and bone
- Ideal for healing wounds/injuries
- Generally use max intensity for as much time as you can
Program 10 999 Hz (actually 1000 Hz)
- Primarily reserved to help with acute depression
- Helpful for seasonal affective disorder along with Program 5
- Uses up battery very quickly
For chronic pain, the goal is to “tune down” the brain. Best to use Programs 3, 2, and 1 in that order.
For winding down before sleep, Use Program 3 or Program 2. During sleep, use Program 1.
For pain issues at night, use Program 3 or Program 9 before bed.
For tissue healing, most of the time, use Program 3, less often Program 9. Programs 7 or 8 may be tried as well.
For memory/cognitive function, start with Program 5 or 6.
Fascinating. Will be keen to follow you on this!