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What is Sound Healing?

Sound healing is a growing and popular treatment that is getting the scientific credit and research it deserves. There are so many studies and clinical trials of the effects of sound on the cognition of the mind, brain waves and cellular level of the body it is hard to deny that sound has a profound effect on our health.

Many researchers have strived to conclude what sounds effect the body in what ways and how these can be manipulated and applied in medicine. Dr. Lee Bartlet has a fantastic TED talk on YouTube and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=wDZgzsQh0Dw&feature=youtu.be

He exhibits his own research and clinical testing of hertz and its effect on various disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Dementia and Parkinson’s. His conclusions were that specific hertz ratios had specific effects that could be applied clinically to reduce the progression of a disorder or effectively reduce the requirement for certain medications.

Psychology today has 3 articles1,2,3 that discuss the use of binaural beats for sleep, anxiety, and depression. This is an example of how other professions are learning to use the scientific evidence of music and sound therapies and apply them to have further developed results with their patients.   In these articles they refer to the mechanism of binaural beats. This is a similar process that is used with Acutonics®, the form of sound healing that Dr. Lyndsey Tucker performs at Back to Motion.

Dr. Lyndsey uses specially calibrated tuning forks that vibrate at different hertz rates. When two different forks are played for a patient their brain takes in the two waves of sound and harmonizes them in their brain interpreting a 3rd tone that causes the brain to entrain with the influence of the sounds.  After listening to the tones for a while the forks are then struck fresh and placed on specific acupuncture points or positions on the body such as correlating with chakras or organs. Due to the brain’s interpretation of the tones the physical feeling of the vibration has a double effect on the body causing a shift in vibration. This is how sound therapy is an ideal accompaniment to other medical practices such as Acupuncture, Psychology and in Neurology.

Sound healing can include but is not limited to the use of Musical instruments, Chanting, rhythmic sounds and the use of many musical theories and practices to create a healing response within a person’s body, mind, and spirit. It has been used in almost every culture in traditional medicine and its value and use is commonly seen and experienced in day-to-day life as we know it now.  An example of this is the soundtrack to a movies. We would not be as fully immersed into a film if we did not feel the suspense of a long pause followed by a shrieking sound. An action film has so much more impact during an epic fight scene when the music during the climax is loud and thundering indicating if they are succeeding or the familiar “womp womp” sound when they are failing and about to take another plot twist.  Sound is used for setting the mood at dinner or to signal significant events such as singing national anthems before sporting events or playing the wedding march. Humans have used sounds and music as an integral aspect of every part of their lives since the beginning of time.

Back to Motion invites you to experience a uniquely rich history of healing practice that has been combined with an equally ancient medical practice that is growing in prominence in modern medical care. Dr. Tucker provides insurance covered combined therapy sessions so you can achieve the most from your health care journey.

References:

1https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/binaural-beats#:~:text=Binaural%20beats%20are%20an%20auditory,ears%20simultaneously%2C%20usually%20via%20headphones.

2https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/think-act-be/201911/how-improve-anxiety-sleep-and-more-binaural-beats

3https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/sleep-newzzz/201810/how-can-binaural-beats-help-you-sleep-better

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