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Grant Funds Expansion of Brainwave Optimization Research


A 2011 grant from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation will launch a study of the effectiveness of Brainwave Optimization™ in treating migraine headaches. Brainwave Optimization is a non-invasive technology that helps the brain to achieve balance and is used to treat a variety of conditions, says Diana Fay White, owner of Boston Brain Works in Peabody. “The grant will allow researchers to conduct the migraine study as well as additional research on Brainwave Optimization for insomnia, mild cognitive impairment and traumatic brain injury,” she says.                                      

During the Brainwave Optimization process, sensors are affixed to a person’s scalp and connected to a computer, which detects the wave frequencies of various brain lobes. The computer then reflects the brain’s own balanced wave patterns back to itself. As the brain resonates with the transmitted sounds, changes occur in the neural network. “Researchers are learning how the brain can balance itself,” says White. “And, while we’ve had anecdotal reports of benefits with Brainwave Optimization, we hope these new clinical trials will show that this technology can provide effective, non-invasive, non-drug solutions for the management or prevention of clinical brain disorders.”

Boston Brain Works is located at 194 Newbury St., Ste. 5, Peabody. For more information, call 978-854-5214 or visit