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Sound Therapy

Sound healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being


How does Sound Therapy work?


A session may involve sitting or lying down while listening to music or sounds from a speaker or instruments, or having vibrations applied using a special tool, such as a tuning fork. You may be encouraged to participate by singing, moving, even using a musical instrument, or remain still and quiet to let the sounds take effect, depending on the method.

Sound healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being. The person being treated partakes in the experience with a trained sound healing practitioner. Sound healing may involve:

· listening to music

· singing along to music

· moving to the beat of the music

· meditating

· playing an instrument

There are different types of sound therapy, including vibrational sound therapy, which uses special sounds that produce vibrations thought to improve brain waves.

Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece, when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. Throughout history, music has been used to boost morale in military troops, help people work faster and more productively, and even ward off evil spirits by chanting. More recently, research has linked music to a number of health benefits, from boosting immune function and lowering stress levels to improving the health of premature babies.


Types of sound therapy


There are a few different types of sound therapy, each with different benefits, though not all have been proven.


Vibroacoustic therapy


Vibration is believed to affect your body’s functions, such as blood pressure and breathing. Vibroacoustic therapy uses audible sound vibrations to improve health and reduce stress.


Guided meditation


Guided mediation is a form of sound healing in which you meditate to voiced instruction, either in a session or class, or using a video or app. Meditation can involve chanting or repeating mantras or prayers. Research has found that meditation offers a number of health benefits, including:

· stress reduction

· decreased anxiety and depression

· improved memory

· reduced blood pressure

· pain reduction

· decreased risk for heart disease and stroke


Neurologic music therapy


Music therapy can reduce stress and promote relaxation. It’s been shown to be more effective than prescription drugs


Bonny method


Named after Helen L. Bonny, PhD, the Bonny method of guided imagery and music uses classical music and imagery to help explore personal growth, consciousness, and transformation.


Nordoff-Robbins


This sound healing method is delivered by skilled musicians who complete the Nordoff-Robbins two-year master’s program.


Singing bowl therapy


Singing bowl therapy dates back to the 12th century and has been used for meditation and rituals in Tibetan culture. Metal bowls produce a deep, penetrating sound that’s used to relax and repair the mind.


Tuning fork therapy


Tuning fork therapy uses calibrated metal tuning forks to apply specific vibrations to different parts of the body.


Brainwave entrainment


Also known as binaural beats, this method stimulates the brain into a specific state using pulsing sound to encourage your brain waves to align to the frequency of the beat.


What sound healing treats


Sound healing is used to treat symptoms of a number of conditions, including:

· dementia

· autism and learning difficulties

· behavioral and psychiatric disorders

· cancer


Some of the supposed benefits of sound healing include:

· lowers stress

· decreases mood swings

· lowers blood pressure

· lowers cholesterol levels

· teaches pain management

· lowers risk for coronary artery disease and stroke

· improves sleep


Conclusion


Without a doubt sound therapy works and in many cases works extremely well. I just started about a week and half ago. I also use meditation and hypnosis to ground and calm myself and let my body enter the parasympthetic state where healing is amplifide. You might have to do a little bit of trial and error to see what works but know and understand that sound therapy does work.

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