The Science Behind the emWave® and Inner Balance™ Technologies

Topics Include:

  • The Heart–Brain Connection
  • Heart Rhythm Patterns and Emotions
  • Coherence: A State of Optimal Function

The benefits of drumming

  • relieves stress
  • boosts immune system
  • helps access alpha state in 10 minutes, that calm happy state that produces feelings of well-being
  • creates a way to move through trauma and emotional issues
  • balances both sides of brain, bringing clarity and productivity
  • helps alleviate chronic pain
  • provides a method for self expression


Therapeutic Effects of Drumming

Drum Therapy  By Michael Drake

  • Drumming reduces stress and anxiety
  • Drumming is a safe way to access and release negative feelings, blocked emotional issues and trauma
  • Drumming boosts the immune system
  • Drumming Accesses Entire Brain and Induces Synchronous Brain Activity, resulting in Deeper Self-Awareness
  • Drumming Creates a Sense of Connectedness with Self and Others
  • Drumming shifts from Beta waves (focused concentration and activity) to Alpha waves (calm and relaxed), producing feelings of happiness and well-being.
  • Drumming Helps Control Chronic Pain
  • Drumming Provides a Method for Self-Expression and Empowerment
  • Drumming Stimulates Creativity
  • Drumming Puts One in the Present Moment, giving the mind a break from worrying about the past or future.

Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.

Other studies have demonstrated the calming, focusing, and healing effects of drumming on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, emotionally disturbed teens, recovering addicts, trauma patients, and prison and homeless populations. Study results demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, migraines, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, paralysis, emotional disorders, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Research has demonstrated that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere begin to pulsate in harmony, the inner guidance of intuitive knowing can then flow unimpeded into conscious awareness. The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.

Drumming also synchronizes the frontal and lower areas of the brain, integrating nonverbal information from lower brain structures into the frontal cortex, producing “feelings of insight, understanding, integration, certainty, conviction, and truth, which surpass ordinary understandings and tend to persist long after the experience, often providing foundational insights for religious and cultural traditions.” 4

1. Bittman, M.D., Barry, Karl T. Bruhn, Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, James Westengard, Paul O Umbach, MA, “Recreational Music-Making, A Cost-Effective Group Interdisciplinary Strategy for Reducing Burnout and Improving Mood States in Long-Term Care Workers,” Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Fall/Winter 2003, Vol. 19 No. 3/4.
2. Winkelman, Michael, Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey; 2000.
3. Bittman, M.D., Barry, “Composite Effects of Group Drumming…,” Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine; Volume 7, No. 1, pp. 38-47; January 2001.
4. Winkelman, Michael, Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey; 2000.
5. Friedman, Robert Lawrence, The Healing Power of the Drum. Reno, NV: White Cliffs; 2000.
6. Mikenas, Edward, “Drums, Not Drugs,” Percussive Notes. April 1999:62-63. 7. Diamond, John, The Way of the Pulse – Drumming with Spirit, Enhancement Books, Bloomingdale IL. 1999.
8. Winkelman, Michael, “Complementary Therapy for Addiction: Drumming Out Drugs,” American Journal of Public Health; Apr 2003, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p647, 5p
9. Mikenas, Edward, “Drums, Not Drugs,” Percussive Notes. April 1999:62-63.
10. Friedman, Robert Lawrence, The Healing Power of the Drum. Reno, NV: White Cliffs; 2000.


Barry B. Bittman, MD, Lee S. Berk, MPH, DrPH, David L. Felten, MD, PhD, James Westengard, BS, O. Carl Simonton, MD, James Pappas, MD, and Melissa Ninehouser, BS, Barbara J. Crowe, director of music therapy at Arizona State University, the benefits of group drumming are based on the following principles:

  1. Response to rhythm is basic to human functioning, making these percussion activities and techniques highly motivating to people of all ages and backgrounds.
  2. Pure percussion activities are interesting and enjoyable to all people regardless of ethnic and cultural background, musical preferences, or age range, making these activities useful in creating groups that are fun and positive for a wide variety of people.
  3. Participation in active group percussion experiences has physical benefits including sustained physical activity, relaxation, and use of fine motor skills.
  4. A strong sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging is created because participants are actively making music together and because the sustained repetition of the steady beat brings people together physically, emotionally, and mentally(rhythmic entrainment).
  5. Percussion activities can be done with little or no previous musical background or training, making these experiences accessible to all people


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How Music Improves Brain Function: 

  1. The DNA of Healing,; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),; Gould C, Hypnotherapy within the UK. .

Topics Include:

  • Development of Sound Healing in Modern Times
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