Sound has been used as a healing modality for thousands of years. You may have heard chanting from Asia or read about music and icaros songs during indigenous healing ceremonies. Science is now validating what humans have been feeling for thousands of years. A very real science has emerged called Neuroacoustics and Psychoacoustics, the study of the effects of sound on the human nervous system.We are frequency beings, and every cell of our body has been shown to respond to vibration. In the early 1970s, a biophysicist named Gerald Oster proved something that changed how we viewed sound and the brain forever. Oster showed that when a tone is played in one ear and a slightly different tone is played in the other ear, the difference causes the brain to create a third, internal tone, called a binaural beat. It’s believed that both hemispheres of the brain become synchronized, a process dubbed “brain-wave entrainment.
In 2008, the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published a review of 20 studies of brain-wave entrainment and patient outcomes. The conclusion was that brain-wave entrainment is an effective tool to use on cognitive functioning deficits, stress, pain, headaches, and premenstrual syndrome. Many report immune system regulation, calmed nervous system, and balanced brain, a feeling of deep relaxation and sense of well-being. I use tuning forks, Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls, swinging chimes, drum, nature, and voice to profoundly impact each strand of DNA in every cell of the body. The result is an increase in vitality, balanced chakras, opened meridians flowing with Qi (vital life-force energy), harmonized brain waves, structures and systems, a release of stress and trauma, a sense of regeneration and transformation of consciousness.
Dolphins Assisted Therapy is also an exploration into sound healing.
The dolphins not only communicate but therapeutically engage us with sound that is uniquely healing in every way! Many of the frequencies they use are undetectable by our human ears, but our cells, brain, and nervous system can feel them and respond to their healing frequencies. Other frequencies can be heard. It is an orchestra of beauty, joy and healing, something so special you must experience it to truly appreciate the depth of healing it provides. I intuitively weave sound healing into sessions or per patient requests.