top of page

Sound and AVE Therapy

Effective treatment for:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • PTSD

  • Pain management

  • Focus and Energy

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain

What is Sound and Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) Therapy?

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using ‘entrainment’. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can train your brainwaves to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur). Biolife Health Center uses sound and AVE therapy in conjunction with counseling, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and other modalities. 


In addition to sound, Biolife Advance uses Audio-visual entrainment (AVE) as a subset of brainwave entrainment. Our AVE therapy uses lights and pulses of tones to guide the brain into various states of brainwave activity. Altering brainwave activity helps in the treatment of psychological and physiological disorders.


What it treats


Using sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

  • PTSD

  • Pain management

  • Limbic stabilization

  • Improved neurotransmitter production

  • Increased cerebral blood flow


What does Sound and AVE Therapy do and how does it work?


Sound therapy treatment is both a passive and participatory experience. The passive aspect is that you become more relaxed by laying down and slowing your breath. By doing this, you prepare yourself to become the receiver of sound. It's in this place of stillness that you participate by becoming more open and aware of each sound that comes in. Sound helps create the pathway to this place of stillness the same as a mantra helps you to arrive at the still point of meditation.


Sound not only helps with inducing relaxation but also has a way of moving through areas of blockage. The physical body is where we experience localized pain and discomfort. Using Audio-visual entrainment we can stimulate the release of Nitric Oxide, a free radical molecule that has been proven to positively affect pain transmission and control. This, in short, means that these frequencies help to create a physiological reaction, while the sound itself helps to influence our auditory system, enabling us to modify and heal psychological and physiological disorders.


Biolife Health Center sound and AVE technology is a non-invasive method that restores healthy cell signaling and improves mitochondrial function. It does this by shifting the nervous system from a sympathetic to a parasympathetic state. Once this state is reached, it lowers blood pressure as well as improving the performance of the immune system.


Our sound and AVE technology uses specific sound frequencies that are created from human sounds. Human-generated sound is the most effective carrier and delivery system of much higher beneficial sound frequencies. Our brain and body are hard-wired to readily resonate and entrain with the human voice. The human voice can elicit not only a physiological response but often a powerful, transcendent and transformative emotional one as well.


AVE consists of constant, repetitive stimuli of the proper frequency and sufficient strength to ‘excite’ the thalamus and neocortex. These stimuli do not transfer energy directly into the cortex. The direct transmission of energy from AVE only goes so far as to excite retinal cells in the eyes and pressure-sensitive cilia within the cochlea in the ears. The nerve pathways from the eyes and ears carry the elicited electrical potentials into the thalamus. From there, the entrained electrical activity within the thalamus is "amplified" and distributed throughout other limbic areas and the cerebral cortexes via the cortical thalamic loop. AVE involves the continuous electrical response of the brain in relation to the stimulus frequency plus the mathematical representation (harmonics) of the stimulus wave shape.


Side Effects


The vast majority of people have no ill-effects from sound therapy and AVE. The most common side-effect is simply feeling a little ‘spacey’ for 5 to 10 minutes. You should NOT use Sound and AVE if you have brain or neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy) which may be triggered or aggravated by rapid light fluctuations. 


Scientific Evidence


Studies show that BioLife Advance sound therapy reduces stress and nervousness while creating a deeply relaxed state which in turn helps with sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, pain management, limbic stabilization, improved neurotransmitter production, and increased cerebral blood flow


A review of 20 studies on sound and Audio-visual entrainment (AVE) found that it is effective in improving cognition and behavioral problems, alleviating stress, and pain. One study on children with attention-deficit disorder found that AVE was more effective than neurofeedback for treating ADD symptoms. Another clinical study showed declines in depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation following a treatment program using sound and AVE.


Sound and Audio-visual entrainment devices on women suffering from seasonal affective disorder demonstrated that both depression and anxiety symptoms were reduced in participants, as compared to a placebo. Participants also reported improvements in their social lives, with increased happiness and sociability, decreased appetite, increased energy, and weight loss. Another found significant decreases in depression scores in participants after four weeks of using sound and AVE.


“One month has passed since I received the mind machine and I have used it with my son every morning. I find remarkable improvements in his behavior. He has also started to learn much better and got his first positive appraisals from teachers. Next, I am planning to use it for mood sessions for concentration and logic.”

Marina V.

“I have had major difficulty sleeping due to ADHD since I was a baby (now 29) and been on sleep medication on and off since I was a teenager. This is the first mon-medication thing that has really helped at all. It is pretty incredible!” 


Allyson M.

“This service works great and there are so many options available. I use it for relaxation and sleep mostly and it works great. When I first used a light sound machine it helped with memory and depression. I have used this one 6-7 times and it’s really great. I think you will love it as much as I do.” 


Milani E.

“I have had my share of physical health issues too, but overall my sessions have helped me stay calmer and more resourceful with getting to the bottom of what goes on in my body. There are different programs that you can use depending on what your need is. I have asthma and so the deeper breathing is very welcome. I feel that this system is helping retrain the way I habitually breathe.” 


Deborah M.

bottom of page