Light and Sound Machine


If you are prone to pulsing light induced seizures, or have any negative reactions to pulsing lights, consult  your physician before buying.

Procyon AVS Light and Sound Machine Review

One of the most fascinating aspects of modern brain science is bilateral stimulation. Bilateral stimulation is a general term that refers to techniques and technologies that enhance left and right brain harmony.

We’ve all heard the expression that a person may be left or right hemisphere dominant. It is thought that the left side of the brain facilitates logical thinking, and the right is more creative and more emotional. Interestingly, there are ways to achieve synchronization of these halves. By doing this we can be calmer, happier, and as some very interesting studies suggest – smarter. There are many ways to stimulate the mind into this left/right harmony.
In this pharmaceutically oriented society we are given a pill to make it all go away, but simple light and sound machines may be helpful for many with ADD, ADHD and other issues. A good machine costs between 150 and 350 dollars.

I first delved into this area 30 years ago when I purchased my first light and sound machine, which is also known as a mind entrainment system or audio/visual stimulator. Light and sound machines are devices that use pulsing light and sound to coax the mind into deeply relaxed states called Alpha and Theta. These are specific brain wave ranges that are linked to hypnosis. Pulsing, alternating lights from LED’s guide the brainwaves into a soothing rhythm as do the two different tones heard through headphones. Whit-in minutes, the mind stops thinking and relaxes.

On the more advanced machines, there are different programs that can be used for concentration, memory enhancement, sports performance, meditation or general calming. If you have any history of epilepsy or light induced seizures, consult with your doctor before using.

Many studies suggest that the increase in synaptic connections from this stimulation  creates higher levels of comprehension.
What does it feel like? In a word- wonderful. After 20 or 30 minutes, you feel clear, calmer and maybe even smarter as your brain receives an amazing “tune-up”.

I highly recommend the Procyon AVS Light and Sound Machine.