Placement of the Electrodes
The electrodes go behind the ears. You might want to know how this happened. Traditionally the point for stimulation for electroacupuncture for certain types of surgery is .86, which is in the ear, the area that's called the heart lung point in classical acupuncture. Dr. Wen was inserting number 30 needles, I think it was 3 tenths of a millimeter beneath the surface of the skin at a 30 degree angle. And he was putting—this is all in the open literature—alligator clips to these needles. Meg Patterson found a spot on the mastoid process right up here at the top of the ear, using external electrodes, not penetrating the skin, no blood and guts, that was just as effective. The neural-systems people, in doing a study, found that by far the most effective spot is this little hollow behind the TMG, the temporomandibular joint. This accesses various acupuncture points on what's called the triple warmer.How accurately does it need to be placed? With electroacupuncture, anywhere between a half and three quarters of an inch will still hit it because the current is diffused. The electrons being of light charge will disperse through the body, so anywhere near that is effective.
How it Should Feel
if you don't clean. There's the oil, I took a bath before I came here but I feel a little oil on my skin. It's a matter of contact and if you clean that area with a little swab of alcohol and get good contact, there is no sting. It's a very pleasant sort of buzzing stimulation.You may feel more on one side than the other. Most people will feel a difference in stimulus on one side or the other and to prove that it's you and not the instrument, simply turn your head all the way one way and all the way the other and you'll find that the locus will shift. What you're getting there is the difference of the bio-electric muscle tension—plus or minus the AC coming in on the electrodes.What amplitude is necessary? You turn it up to the point where it's basically uncomfortable, then turn it down to where it's comfortable. In about 10 minutes you'll find that you'll acclimate and you'll have to turn it higher and higher. Your body builds up a tolerance to it.
Length of a Session
Is there any threshold on having your neurotransmitters stimulated? The dosage ... all of the plateaus have been noticed by most of the workers at between 20 and 30 minutes. 40 minutes is red line. If you go 45 minutes, they begin coming down the other side of the slope. It won't do any damage, but you will undo the benefits. So, we recommend that the device be used for only about 20 to 30 minutes a day.Too much medicine is worse than not enough. So, in the case of an alcoholic that's into DT's, bed-ridden,throwing up, you know really in bad shape—we say two sessions, 40 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes at night, a day. When the person is more or less back together we say then cut that back down to 40 minutes once a day. That seems to be enough.
The most troublesome side effect that has been noted almost universally is that it stimulates lucid dreaming. Some people who have been shut off from their dreams are a little alarmed, at first.
No. We've had a problem with a few alcoholics who we've gotten off say a fifth of scotch a day. And they feel so great they panicked.When they went back, drinking only two fifths they got the same effect that they would on one. We believe that this is the death wish and since God gave those people free will and they've chosen to anesthetize themselves, that's their choice. But if they want to kick whatever it is, it works. It only works about 45% effectively with tobacco. With Dr. Elizabeth Long's work with heroin, morphine, it's been about 95%.
With Valium and Librium about 95%.
The only thing that we can't kick almost instantly is tobacco. That's the most addictive substance known to man.
Other Benefits—Memory, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
What are the benefits if you don't have an addiction? This is another one of the startling side-effects.My own lady had had a spinal block when her daughter who is 25 years old was born. Since that time she could not remember telephone numbers or addresses very well. She found after she'd been on it one day that she was recalling telephone numbers, did not need the telephone book, ... and numbers that she had known 20 years earlier when she worked in aerospace, were coming back. You'll find that you can recall faces and places that you thought you had lost, they're just there. It does amazing things to the memory. It is as specific for stress reduction. If you have any type of anxiety, depression, insomnia. If it's chronic it takes about 3 weeks. This is a universal constant that has been replicated in any number of studies. If it's acute it takes about a week.
Does it improve intelligence?
With regards to depression,
When the Brain Tuner is used, does that place someone in a beta state or alpha state or somethinglike that? Not necessarily. It simply addresses the stress-related symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia or addiction, hypertension, you name it. You see 80% of the hospital beds in this country, maybe 100, are occupied with people who have psychosomatic ailments and most of these are now traceable to stress. When you relieve the stress, you're going to reverse that condition. There was a time when they thought that maybe there was one or two diseases that had no stress related syndromes, like cancer. Now, of course, it's been shown that there are vast psychosomatic factors in even that. So the point is you can hardly name any existing condition that is not stress-related. The body has a marvelous ability to heal itself if it has the proper things to work with. And if you relink that body with some of it's normalized neurotransmitters, they apparently work faster than anything else to normalize the body.
So, you can call it a brain wave synchronizer, you can call it a gobbledy gook. If it's working don't fix it.
Do not use a TENS unit as a Brain Tuner but you can use a Brain Tuner as a TENS unit. All hens are chickens, not all chickens are hens.
Why Bob Beck did not have his Brain Tuner FDA Approved
If this device is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it will have to have a little label on it that says it is illegal to use, transport, sell, etc., this device without a medical prescription. It will have to go up in price ... the public won't be able to access it, they will have to go to a medical doctor and get a prescription for it. TENS units that cost $5 to build, sell for about $500 to $600. But the doctors say that unless it costs about $500 it isn't medicine. It will be another rip off. If it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it will not be accessible by the people who want it—except at a very high price.