Published On: Fri, Aug 8th, 2014

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Sound Therapy Works Wonders

Sound therapy works wonders

By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete

(Healingtalks) Music is a great means of body, mind and spirit healing. It speaks to our right hemisphere, the part of our brain that enters into the kingdoms within of deeper wisdom, while making the rest of our bodies vibrate. There are many examples of the impacts of sound therapy and how sound therapy works. Here are a few:

Sounds enters every pore in the skin

Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Kahn writes in his book, The Music of Life: “A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body…it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. ” Sound becomes a means to trigger greater levels of health and well-being.

Sounds to alters consciousness

Dr. Gerald Oster, biophysicist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, uses binaural pulses to help people alter their consciousness, Binaural beats are in the following frequency ranges Delta (1 to 4 Hz) Theta (4 to 8 Hz) Alpha (8 to 12 Hz) Beta (16 to 24 Hz). Dr Oster’s paper on the subject, “Auditory Beats in the Brain” details how binaural pulses can help people alter their inner state and help them to thereby heal. The beats encouraged a synchronizing of electrical activity in the right and left hemisphere of the brain. Binaural beats in the delta and theta range wee associated with relaxation, meditation, creativity and restful sleep. The alpha range  increased concentration and alertness, while improving memory. Similar brain wave therapies can be found at http://www.neuroacoustic.com/

Sounds to increase IQ

Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer helped to discover that neurofeedback brainwaves in the 15-18 Hz range could increase IQ scores.  This treatment can help those with ADD/ADHD diagnoses. Participants in their study with a starting IQ under 100 had increases in the range of 33 IQ points. Improvements were made with memory, reading and mathematics. In addition, the participants showed more  self-esteem, better concentration and more positive forms of self-expression.

Sounds to balance and heal mind and emotions

The music from Tibetan bowls have been used to help create harmonic vibrations that support healing and balancing. The sounds have been said to open our hearts, clear our minds and create inner peace. Shree Krishna is a third generation Nepalese singing bowl master who uses the bowls therapeutically. www.Lori7bowls.com.

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