FAQs

 I’m interested in The Blooming Wellness  ZenTones Program and/or your products. What should I do?

You should send us a message through our Contact page, that’s the best way to get a quick response.    If you’d like to email Dr. Eeks directly, you can reach her at: erinkatemd@gmail.com.  Give her 48 hours to respond.   

In general, there are 6 Blooming Wellness ZenTones Program. Each one is scientifically-derived, made by doctors and includes 3 components:

1) The ZENBand

Which we will mail to you after you.

2) The ZenTone of your choice :

Each ZENTone will be emailed to you as a link. You can easily bookmark the link to your phone or “save to homepage,” OR you can save as an MP3.  If you have any issues with the downloading process, please contact us. Keep in mind that ZENTones are NOT music. Music can be distracting for what we are trying to achieve.  ZENTones are scientifically-derived sound programs made to help you overcome a specific ailment.

 

What exactly are the ZenTone programs and how will they help me?

Each of our programs was designed by a team of doctors and rooted in the science of  binaural acoustics and iso-chronic tones. These scientifically-selected sounds are arranged in a specific sequence to create your desired mental state. The sequence of the sounds matters for effectiveness.  They are NOT music nor are they “music therapy.”

Our ZenBands and ZenTones are not medical treatments. They are holistic, natural, effective and noninvasive approaches to common human problems, like stress, depression, inability to fall asleep, inability to focus and anxiety. They should not replace the advice of your doctors or your current medication.

Binaural acoustics are created when two different and pure tones are simultaneously presented, one to each ear. For example, if 120 Hz are played in the left ear and 130 Hz are played in the right ear, the perceived frequency of the signal will be 10 Hz. Because a binaural tone does not exist in physical space, it is sometimes called a phantom beat or an auditory illusion. In order for you to detect binaural acoustics, you need to wear headphones.

Theoretically, the binaural acoustics will entrain an individual’s brain to an external rhythm, and to do so, the tones need to be presented in a specific sequence and at a specific frequency. (It’s the equivalent of your brain following a rhythm like your muscles do while dancing to music.) A very natural example of entrainment is our own sleep/wake cycle with light/dark.

The sequence of how the sounds are presented to you matters for effective results, which a lot of mainstream binaural tracks ignore. “Entrainment” is officially defined as changing the brain’s current frequency to a desired frequency via external auditory stimulation with beats at the desired frequency. Your brain has 5 key brainwaves:

  1. Delta brainwaves have the slowest frequency (1-4 Hz) and dominate during sleep.
  2. Theta waves operate at a frequency of 4-8 Hz and are shown to enhance creativity and relaxation.
  3. Alpha waves have a frequency of 8-13 Hz and are associated with relaxed wakefulness and decreased cravings.
  4. Beta waves have a frequency of 15-24 Hz and are associated with alertness, concentration, attention and memory.
  5. Gamma waves have a frequency of 25-100 Hz and are associated with states of heightened sensitivity.

Some recent research suggests the effectiveness of binaural stimulation is that it calms down the autonomic nervous system, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (vagus nerve), or alters brain connectivity in other ways. We don’t know for sure, but we do know, from a subjective standpoint, that the majority of our users say the programs help them and improve their lives.

 

What will I get if I order a sound program? 

You will receive an EMAIL IMMEDIATELY UPON PURCHASE with a link to the ZenTone program.

Instructions for Use:

Each ZenTones program is custom-made and scientifically-designed to address specific ailments. We advise that you listen to the entire length of the program for at least 3 weeks, at least 3 times a week.  For best practice:

1) Save the ZEnTone on your phone ( Bookmark it or “Save to Homepage” or download to iTunes.

2) Listening with headphones is a MUST for the programs to work, and we suggest our very comfortable ZenBands, which are designed to be amazingly comfortable while relaxing and are shown to optimize the effectiveness of each program.

3) Be well-hydrated

4) Practice in a cool, quiet area.

5) Close and/or cover your eyes with our ZenBands to maximize the effects of relaxation.

6) Most recent research suggests listening at least 20 minutes/ day for increased benefit.

WHAT are ZenBands?

ZenBands are colorful, elastic, lightweight, fashionable & trendy  headbands with insertable, comfortable flat, circular speakers ( (9x 3.0in.). ZenBands are specially-designed to be comfortable while relaxing, napping, meditating, resting and for escaping the stressful chaos of reality. They totally beat out traditional and bulky headphones and don’t fall out or put pressure on your ear canal like traditional earbuds! Plus, they are stylish and trendy, so you can wear them as you go about your day.  Slip your ZenBands on just like a headband, plug the inserted speakers into your phone, cover your eyes if you wish, and listen to one of our custom-made ZenTone programs or any of your favorite relaxing tunes. In other words, Have a moment of ZEN!!

Are listening to the ZenTones safe?

Yes, they are extremely safe. Of course, if you are driving, operating heavy machinery, running from Zombies, etc… and need to stay awake, you should not listen to the ZenTones that will cause you to fall asleep. If you have any concerns, always discuss with your physician first.

Where can I access studies on acoustic therapies like ZenTones and sound sequencing?

Please click here for links to evidence on binaural acoustics, sound therapy and ZENTones.

You can also our research booklet, which gives a detailed description of the history of binaural sound stimulation, sound sequencing, and describes a pilot study Dr. Stair conducted involving dozens of volunteers with sleep issues. 72% of participants had improved sleep quality, and 94% planned to recommend this approach to a friend. We also commonly post recently published research and customer testimonials in our blog.

Why should I get the Bands?

You NEED headphones for our ZenTones to work. We noticed that people responded better to the programs when they wore the ZENBands, which are very comfortable while lying down and have flat, circular, small speakers that put almost no pressure on the ears. We also made them very affordable so most people can use our programs. We advise that you use them while listening to the ZenTones. We also made the ZenBands so they are large enough to cover your eyes and keep out ambient light ( a known perpetrator of relaxation and a huge perpetrator of good sleep) and lightweight enough to take with you anywhere. You can barely feel the speakers so the sounds feel like they are gently floating in our ears.

Can I wash my ZenBands?

Yes, they are washable and the speakers are removable.  Wash in COLD water.

Can I listen to other music with my ZenBands?

Yes! They plug right into your phone or laptop.

Why aren’t they super-expensive?

Because our goal is to allow as many people with different incomes to use our programs and benefit.

My speakers broke, what do I do? 

Write us and we will send you a pair free of charge.

What am I waiting for?

We couldn’t imagine…

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