10 Hz is in the alpha brainwave frequency band [8 – 13 Hz] (Hughes). Alpha band stabilizes or augments brain frequency functions, when the baseline brain frequencies are too high or too low. In general, alpha band is his found to predominate during relaxation or meditation (Travis). People in alpha are relaxed, meditative, mindful and open-minded.
In a study (Amirifalah) of healthy women and a sham control group were given ELF-MF (intensity 200 μT) stimulation for 9 minutes. ELF-MF exposure frequencies were 10, 14, and 18 Hz, applied simultaneously to 2 brain areas at the top of the sides of the head (EEG settings C3 and C4) The effects were evaluated by electroencephalogram (EEG). The intent was to change the EEG for a therapeutic application, such as neurofeedback, by inducing a "resonance effect." Local pulsed ELF-MF significantly decreases beta (15-25 Hz), sensorimotor rhythm (13-15 Hz), and theta (4-8 Hz) powers at a frequency of 10 Hz in C3 and C4 regions (12.0%-26.6%) after exposure (P < .05). The study indicates that PEMF stimulation to the top of the head at 10 Hz may be useful in the treatment of anxiety.
10 hertz stimulation has been studied by NASA on stem cells (Goodwin). With their particular 10 Hz signal, NASA discovered about a 400% increase in neural stem cells and turned on about 160 genes that control growth and regeneration. So, 10 Hz is a useful signal for tissue and cell regeneration.
In addition, research in Germany (Wever ) found that 10 Hz stabilized circadian rhythms. Use of this frequency can restore jet lag and other sleep disturbances. Circadian rhythms control the hormone orchestra of the body and when they are out of alignment or not in their proper phase, many problems begin to show up in the body related to poor hormone function. Stress is a clear example of how circadian rhythms and brainwave frequency patterns can become disrupted. So, 10 Hz can be very useful for reducing many of the physical effects of stress as well as tissue regeneration.