Stress, anxiety, and depression have become worldwide epidemics, with anxiety and depression recently singled out by the WHO as two of the most pressing global health issues of our times. Hundreds of millions are affected worldwide, and the numbers are rising.
Nonetheless, as daunting as these statistics are, they should not distract us from the suffering and disability so often experienced, which are deeply personal, both for those suffering as well as for their loved ones looking on with worry, concern, and all to often feelings of helplessness.
The Auragen Light and Sound System delivers two effective and safe technologies that work synergistically to provide natural restoration of the brain and body's ability and inclination to heal. Auragen programs can be used alone or safely in conjunction with other treatment modalities.
Auragen is a wellness device that supports recovery from and can alleviate many symptoms associated with stress, SAD, feelings of overwhelm, brain fog, insomnia. Auragen is not a medical device.
How can Auragen help? Auragen can support the brain by replenishing cellular energy, and boosting the brain's immune system, both by helping to move out toxins and debris, while at the same time improving circulation, and thereby increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. In addition, the light wavelengths utilized by Auragen have been found to stimulate the production of serotonin, as well as to help reset circadian rhythms, thereby restoring the regular and restful sleep essential to any recovery. In addition to these and many other benefits, Auragen sessions in and of themselves are usually experienced as deeply restful, relaxing, and restorative.
A safe, effective, non-invasive technology based on decades of research and scientific developments in the field of Photobiomodulation and incorporating some of the newest discoveries in neuroscience, Auragen's wellness benefits are progressive with regular use.
Stress is experienced as emotional or physical tension that, when extreme, can cause the "fight or flight" response, a complex set of neurologic and hormonal reactions which can affect every aspect of body and mind. Typical symptoms may include: agitation, frustration, nervousness, difficulty relaxing and quieting the mind, low energy, headaches, stomach upset, muscular tension, palpitations, and insomnia. If we cant find ways to turn off our biological and mental responses to stress, this may result in problems such as frequent colds and infections, or in more serious and more long term physical and mental health problems.
The WHO reports that globally 1 person in 13 suffers from anxiety and that anxiety disorders are now the most common mental disorders worldwide, with women being twice as likely to be diagnosed and to be prescribed medication. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1 in 3 adolescents, ages 13 to 18, experiences an anxiety disorder. Since 2007 these numbers have been rising steadily with anxiety disorders in children and teens increasing over 20%. In addition to such factors as genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events, certain aspects of modern society are being recognized as contributing to the rise in adolescent anxiety: increased expectations and pressure to succeed; a world that feels scary and threatening; the influence of social media with more negative peer pressure and cyber bullying; and increasing isolation and feelings of loneliness.
Depression has been linked to physical changes in the brain, ranging from factors such as inflammation to actual brain shrinkage. Inflammation may contribute to cell death in addition to decreased neurotransmitter functioning and reduced neuro-plasticity. The three parts of the brain that appear to be most affected are the hippocampus, the amygdala, and the prefrontal cortex. The hippocampus, essential in the formation of memories, upon long term exposure to increased cortisol levels can slow the production of new neurons, causing the hippocampus to shrink, leading to significant memory problems. Excess cortisol also shrinks the prefrontal cortex responsible for decision making. The amygdala, in contrast, may become enlarged and hyperactive, leading to sleep or other emotional disturbances.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically ramping up in the fall and winter months, as the days get shorter and there is less sunlight. Common SAD symptoms include oversleeping or insomnia, intense carbohydrate cravings, overeating, weight gain, and depression. Some people also have trouble concentrating and they may withdraw socially. Many of our physiological processes are coordinated by our circadian rhythms, which in turn are orchestrated by exposure to intense light, chiefly outdoor light whether bright sunlight or overcast light. Beyond regulating sleep/wake cycles, sunlight helps to keep levels of the protein SERT low, a crucial component in transporting the neurotransmitter serotonin, known to play an important role in mood. Higher SERT levels are linked to low serotonin activity and increased depression. Light therapy is often the treatment of choice for SAD. In an 8 week study, light therapy alone and placebo were both more effective than medication, even in the treatment of moderate to severe depression*
PTSD is a serious and lasting consequence of trauma, with symptoms that may include intense fear, helplessness, or horror. Victims and their families can develop PTSD, as can war veterans, and emergency personnel. PTSD increases stress hormones, disrupts sleep, and may cause brain fog, clinical anxiety, and depression. The amygdala, an important part of the brain's alarm system, becomes overactivated and simultaneously the prefrontal cortex, important in decision making and impulse regulation, is negatively impacted. Chronic PTSD also appears to damage the hippocampus, vital in memory formation and in cortisol regulation.
Burn-out is linked to chronic workplace and/or lifestyle stress. This syndrome is different from ordinary stress and may lead to serious physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Signs of burn-out include:
Alienation from work
Chronically fatigued state
Feelings of uselessness
Reduced functionality or performance
Feeling drained, unable to cope
Easily angered and irritable
Unable to focus
Prone to misuse of food, alcohol, or drugs
Headaches and gut issues
Neuroimaging and neurochemistry studies have revealed findings consistent with what we all know: a good night's sleep promotes mental and emotional resilience, while chronic sleep deprivation can lead to negative thinking and emotional vulnerability. Clinicians treating patients with mental health issues have viewed insomnia and other sleep disorders as symptoms. But studies suggest that sleep problems may raise the risk for, and even directly contribute to, the development of many psychiatric disorders. Treating sleep disorders can help alleviate many co-occurring mental health problems.
According to the CDC and other authorities, the impact of Covid and the ensuing quarantine on our mental health can not overestimated. Fear of the virus, social isolation, the loss of jobs and savings, and the prospect of a very uncertain future, are all believed to have contributed to an alarming rise in the number of reports of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, as well as to a dramatic increase in clinical anxiety and depression across all age groups. COVID survivors are also at a greater risk of developing mental illness, as well as being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days of the illness.
According to the NIH 20% of people who suffer concussions are vulnerable to developing PTSD and major depression. They are also at risk of developing TBI, traumatic brain injury syndrome. Those who have suffered multiple concussions are 1.5 times more likely to experience anxiety and sleep disturbances. Additionally, diminished Gamma synchronization has been documented in cases of mild TBI, with a resulting loss in neural connectivity and possibly with a correlation to white matter abnormalities.
emerge relaxed, refreshed, and re-energized
Stimulate cellular repair and regeneration
Improve mitochondrial function
Increase ATP (energy) production
Enhance circulation, improving oxygen and nutrient delivery
Stimulate serotonin production
Reset circadian rhythms, improving sleep
*Blue-Turquoise is a completely safe and beneficial wavelength, not to be confused with Blue-Violet wavelengths which have been implicated in accelerating macular degeneration.
Gamma is endogenous to the brain
Gamma is correlated with peak mental states, feelings of contentment, better self-control, mental alertness
People suffering from depression typically have low levels of Gamma
TBI patients show disrupted Gamma synchrony
In the lab studies* 40Hz synchronized light and sound
Gamma has been shown to:
stimulate the brain's immune system
activate microglia the brain's cleanup crew
enhance circulation, improving oxygen and nutrient delivery
provide neuroprotective features
enhance synaptic function
*MIT Mice studies
Theta brainwaves are correlated to deep relaxation,
similar to deep meditation and to enhanced creativity
"I've been using my Mom's light. I'm only 11 years old and maybe you won't believe it, but I have a lot of stress. I always fall asleep. It helps me so much."
"Thank you so much for introducing me to this extraordinarily wonderful product. I love using it to gain energy when I'm depleted or to relax under stress and anxiety. It has had profound effects on alleviating my physical and emotional distress"
"Our son, Josh, had trouble with his sleep cycles, he was awake at night and fell asleep in school. We tried the light and saw his sleep begin to regulate. He's doing much, much better now"
“I use Renew before I go to work in the morning and the Calm at night. My work as an accountant is very stressful at times and I thank you again for the work/research in bringing this new and wonderful technology to us. I use to wake up every morning with anxiety however, this has completely taken it away!”
"I love my DreamSpa*, and cannot imagine being without it. I had some pretty significant depression and simply had no interests in anything. Now I have many interests and look forward to all the wonderful things I can be doing.”
*DreamSpa is the prior name and version of the Auragen System
"This light has changed my life! I sleep better, wake up energized and I am less stressed. I do not have any issues falling asleep anymore! My daughter who's 12 uses it about 3-4 times a week. She's always on the go and she says it helps her relax and calms her down!"
“I just ordered a second light. Here is the simple deal: This is for a dear friend, who has suffered from severe insomnia for seven years. After six days of using my light, she called me and said she got nine hours of sleep for the first time that she could remember. She was ecstatic. I am sending her a Dream Spa* of her own.”
*DreamSpa is the prior name and version of Auragen
"It has changed our lives. I have been struggling with feelings of anxiousness for most of my life and pills have never really been successful. Within days of using the light, I felt an immediate change. My mind was more clear, I felt more awake and I had an overwhelming sense of calm. My wife has been struggling with insomnia, the light hasn’t helped her to sleep, however she more energy throughout the day when she uses it in the morning. I can’t say enough great things about this product. It’s well worth the investment."
"What I can say about this light is that it's awesome!!! It has really assisted in my healing during some physically challenging times over the past year. First of all, I'm grateful I won't have another winter without it. I have a tendency to have bouts of depression because of lack of sun in winter. The dream spa saved me. It kept my spirits high and my immune system strong all winter long. Also when I can't sleep at night it truly, like a lull-a-by put's me to sleep easily. I'm grateful to have it in my home. "
“I purchased the light with my husband, Mike, in mind, to address sleep issues. As a an RN working different shifts, he is on his feet 12 hours at a time, barely seeing daylight except on days off which leaves him feeling exhausted mentally and physically. Mike was experiencing vicarious trauma as a first responder in the emergency room. He uses the Renew program to recharge his body and feels better mentally and physically after just 30 minutes, with the added benefit of going into meditation during the session."
“I had two sessions and I tell you I felt really great the day after. I have always had a problem sleeping at night, even as a child I used to lay awake for hours before I could fall off to sleep. After my second session, I went to bed at my usual time…I switched the television off and I swear, before the screen went blank I was gone. AND I didn't wake again until 7:00 a.m. This has never happened to me before, because I always wake up several times throughout the night. Got up at 8:30 a.m. and then the next night I slept so well I was up at 8:00 a.m.”
“When I purchased the light, 8 years ago, little did I know that it would soon became a sustainable support for the entire family. I use Renew program when I need a power nap and the Calm program when I’m feeling edgy. My kids used it through the years for test anxiety and school stress. Recently it helped me adjust to jet lag after a long flight! It's been a great investment in our health and well-being."
“The fact that I slept, seeing that I have been surviving on 2-3 hours of broken sleep daily for the past 5-6 years. 10 hours with just 2 breaks per night is nothing short of a miracle. I can now put positive input into my daily welfare.”
"The energy improvement has been profound on days I am exhausted from exercise or even lack of sleep. I rely on the DreamSpa to help me function on those days. I am noticing improved cognitive functioning and thinking skills."
"I'm using the Calm and Relief programs. These sessions help me be calm, mentally clear, and pain free instead of feeling like I was hit by a truck."
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Three Multi Light Wave Programs
Blue-Turquoise, Red, and Near-Infrared
300+ High Radiance LEDs
Light and Sound Brainwave Entrainment
Two Entrainment Modes:
Gamma - Improve Cognitive Function
Theta - Deeply Rest and Relax
8 Beautiful Music/Nature Tracks
Two Position Rotating Canopy
Lightweight and Portable at 6lbs.
Treatment Area 17"x 9"
Made in the USA
1 Year Warranty - Extended Warranty Available
The Auragen Light & Sound System has been designed and tested to comply with the FDA’s requirement for general wellness devices. It is intended to be used by the general public for purpose of reducing stress and anxiety and for improving energy, mood, and well-being. It can also be used for reducing memory loss and for improving focus and concentration.