The frequency of 5 Hz falls into the Theta range of brain waves which is used to access a relaxed or meditative state. Although people who practice meditation or other forms of relaxation on a regular basis will be able to induce this state without the assistance of binaural beat therapy, for people who battle to relax or get into a meditative state binaural beat therapy focusing on 5 Hz will assist them.
Generally people who enter into binaural beat therapy are looking for an easy way to train their brain into a desired state so that they can benefit from the positive achievements within the specific state. An example with binaural beats of 5 Hz, a person who is in a very stressful position at work or has a very stressful lifestyle could find it almost impossible to relax and suffer from fits of insomnia which results in feelings of anxiety, inability to focus and other negative side effects. When this same person chooses to enter into binaural beat therapy of 5 Hz they retrain the brain to a state of relaxation which allows them to have a peaceful night’s sleep and alleviates the feelings of anxiety and improves their ability to focus.
Although binaural beat therapy is not a suitable therapy for everyone, the effect of binaural beat at 5 Hz does differ from one person to the next, it could be that you see results and feel more relaxed within 20 minutes in your first session, while your best friend or partner only feels the same effects after one hour.
It is important to remember that binaural beat therapy should only be started with the close supervision of a trained therapist, after a few sessions it is safe to continue one kind of therapy at home, but any new therapy should be started with a therapist, this is because of the varied results and how each individual reacts to different stimuli.