HIRREM Research Overview
Welcome to the Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) HIRREM research page
Who are we?
The HIRREM Research Team at WFSM is a multi-disciplinary, academic research group, based primarily in the Department of Neurology, pursuing scientific evaluation of the use of HIRREM for a variety of clinical conditions.
What is HIRREM?
High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREM®) is a novel, noninvasive, electroencephalic-based feedback technology to facilitate relaxation and auto-calibration of neural oscillations by using auditory tones to reflect brain frequencies in near real time. HIRREM is not a medical device and is not intended to treat, cure, heal, or diagnose any disease, mental illness or symptom, and individual results and duration of effects may vary.
What are we doing?
Many people have reported health benefits in association with using HIRREM technology, since its development in 2002. In 2011, our team launched a series of research projects to study the use of HIRREM as a clinical intervention. The primary goals are to evaluate the potential benefits of HIRREM, identify which clinical conditions may benefit, and define the magnitude of any benefit using accepted scientific methods. With the help of many collaborators our secondary goal is to better understand the mechanism(s) of action for HIRREM.
Why are we doing this research?
Many clinical conditions, including some with a neurological or neuropsychological basis, need effective noninvasive, non-drug therapies. HIRREM appears very promising, but needs additional research to allow acceptance and integration into medical practice. Our team has the knowledge and experience to carry out research on such interventions.
Overview of this webpage:
This webpage is intended to serve as a noncommercial resource regarding HIRREM and research being done at WFSM using this method. It includes sections providing both basic and detailed overviews of the HIRREM process. The WFSM HIRREM research webpage is geared towards medical personnel, potential collaborators, and other interested individuals seeking information about HIRREM, our ongoing research, presentations and publications, support for this work, and our team. To avoid affecting the review process for future manuscripts reporting this research, the webpage only provides access or links to materials that have already been published or presented.