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Research & Benefits

 


Proven Benefits

• Deep relaxation -- like getting a massage inside and out at the same time.

• Especially effective for neurologically based issues, including Fibromyalgia, Stroke, and Parkinson's.

• Clinical studies showing effectiveness

 

Clinical Research

Clinical research from around the world has shown a myriad of positive effects from sound, vibration and music.

Ongoing since 1995, the National Institutes of Health runs the most extensive program in the U.S. for vibroacoustic pain and symptom reduction, treating over 50,000 patients per year. In one study, Dr. George Patrick measured the physiological and behavioural effectiveness of these interventions with 272 patients and found over 50% reduction of pain and symptoms. He theorizes that this pain relief is relaxation-induced. He believes that multiple mechanisms of the body may use music/vibration to regain a healthy homeostasis.

Tests with chemotherapy patients at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida found similar results: 62.8% reduction of anxiety and 61.6% reduction of fatigue for 27 patients in 41 vibroacoustics sessions. A study at Duke University Medical Center also reported significant pain reduction for 20 women who had surgery for various cancers. Also at Duke, vibroacoustics was tested in physical therapy following total knee replacements, showing increased range of motion. Heart surgeons using vibroacoustics therapy during cardiac surgery recovery found significant decreases in patients' use of sedative and pain medication, time spent on the ventilator, time spent in the cardiac unit, and overall time spent in the hospital.

Music produces alterations in physiology. Soothing music can produce a response characteristic of relaxation in which autonomic, immune, endocrine and neuropeptide systems are altered. Likewise it produces desired psychological responses such as reductions in anxiety and fear. Some responses have been linked to effects on the hemispheric functioning of the brain and the limbic system. High psychophysiological stress levels inhibit or block learning. Thus music can be the catalyst to facilitate mental suggestion, and enhance our own learning ability and self-healing capacities. Music is now being used in many areas of medicine including labor and delivery, ICU, CCU, surgery, dentistry, neurology, psychiatry, gerontology, rehabilitation, oncology, pain and stress management, and many others.

International studies continue to attest to the effectiveness of vibroacoustic therapy as an intervention for clinical populations in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, migraine headaches, gastrointestinal ulcers, Raynaud’s disease, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, polyarthritis, sports injury, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, autism, insomnia, depression, and anxiety disorders...and the list goes on!

All of the above information is based on actual clinical research projects. For more details about this research and other effects of sound, vibration and music go to: www.NaturalResonanceCenter.com and click on the “Research, Benefits and Testimonials” button.

The National Institute of Health and other studies have shown that a treatment on a sound table provide the following:
• Over 50% reduction of pain and symptoms
• Slows heart rate
• Reduces oxygen consumption
• Decreases blood pressure
• Slows respiration rate
• Clears the mind from anxiety
• Creates a feeling of calm and peacefulness
• Relaxes muscles
• Changes brain wave frequencies (generally slowing down from beta to alpha and alpha to theta or delta)

 

Vibroacoustics Research and Techniques on Sound Tables

Clinical Research in Hospitals and Institutions
Ongoing since 1995, the National Institutes of Health runs the most extensive program in the U.S. for vibroacoustic pain and symptom reduction, treating over 50,000 patients per year. In measuring the physiological and behavioral effectiveness of these interventions with 267 patients, Dr. Patrick George found over a 50% reduction of pain and symptoms. He theorizes that this pain relief is relaxation-induced.

Tests with chemotherapy patients at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida found similar results: 62.8% reduction of anxiety and 61.6% reduction of fatigue for 27 patients in 41 vibroacoustics sessions. A study at Duke University Medical Center also reported significant pain reduction for 20 women who had surgery for various cancers. Also at Duke, vibroacoustics was tested in physical therapy following total knee replacements, showing increased range of motion. Heart surgeons using vibroacoustics therapy during cardiac surgery recovery found significant decreases in patients' use of sedative and pain medication, time spent on the ventilator, time spent in the cardiac unit, and overall time spent in the hospital.

These are but a few of the many studies on vibroacoustics. Many point to the effectiveness of the therapy in triggering the Relaxation Response. Physiologically, the relaxation response initiates the following changes:
• Reduces oxygen consumption
• Decreases blood pressure
• Slows heart rate
• Slows respiration rate
• Relaxes muscles

Mentally, deep relaxation:
• Changes brain wave frequencies (generally slowing down from beta to alpha and alpha to theta or delta)
• Clears the mind from anxiety
• Creates a feeling of calm and peacefulness

As an additional benefit, vibroacoustics can help people to learn to recognize the state of relaxation and, over time, become able to reach relaxation at will. Vibroacoustics is a great way to learn how to relax and develop relaxation as a daily habit!

Parkinson's Research
We have done controlled research with 12 parkinson's patients. On average symptoms of parkinson's (tremors, slowed gate, speech impediments) were completely irradicated in every instance. The average results lasted for 24 hours -- one day without meds, and one day of a good nights sleep.

Interviews with Massage Therapists
Interviews with massage therapists find consistent themes in the use of sound tables to enhance therapies, encouraging muscles, facial and connective tissues to relax more quickly, and increasing the deepness and duration of the massage effects. They often note that it reduces their physical effort, as the sound table is like having an extra set of hands. In addition, enthusiastic clients have a high return rate, and spread positive word of mouth that increases the client base.

Sound and Music Treatments
Globe Institute's sound and music treatment CDs are designed to create specific results utilizing the sound table as the transmission device:

• Relaxation and Stress Reduction – Sound and music with consistent low frequencies has been proven to reduce stress as shown by Galvanic Skin Response measurements. It also dramatically lowers heart rate.
• Sleep Disorders –Low Frequency Binaural Beat Frequencies (BBF's) within the Delta range (1-4 hertz) entrain the brain into the brainwave state of normal sleep.
• Alertness and Clarity Enhancement – BBF's within the Alpha range (7-12 hertz) stimulate the brain into activity. High frequency content in sound and music is also known to stimulate brain activity (the Mozart Effect).
• Pain Reduction and Alleviation – Any music that entrains the brain into a lower brainwave state reduces pain. This technique has been used by dentists for years, and is now becoming quite common before, during and after surgery.
• Boosting Immune System – Certain root frequencies relax the body and mind, therefore boosting immune system response as “Sonic Echinacea”. Lower stress reaction and heart rate are known to boost immune system response.
• Connecting to Spirit - Facilitating inner peace, balance, well-being, and spiritual awareness. Certain sounds and music have been shown to more consistently evoke such feelings, as shown by research.

Sound Healing Research Foundation
The Institute has established a research foundation to study the effectiveness of sound physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We have also created the "GeneOM Project" to map out all of the frequencies of every part of the body in a healthy human. Go to www.GeneOM.com for more information.

 

Testimonials

• "Oh My God... My whole body is vibrating and I feel completely at peace -- both physically and emotionally. I saw this purple light actually come down into my body and healed my whole body. This was the most amazing experience I've ever had. I'm in tears" - John

• My sciatica is now gone and I don't have to go into surgery tomorrow. - Janis

• My fibromyalgia is gone - Previous Student

 

 

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