Everyone knows that listening to music can be calming — a steady rain storm can induce sleep — and white noise can help keep focus at bay.
But sound therapy has a long history and is being used as a successful form of therapy in many conditions.
Music is known to be a powerful stimulus for whole brain integration.
So, it would make sense that the use of sound would support brain development.
Classical music in particular, builds and integrates the neural network by activating numerous brain centers all at the same time.
This is due to the rich combination of complex melody, rhythm and harmony used in Western classical music.
When several brain centers are activated together, we enhance the connections between all of these centers, enabling our different thought processes to work in harmony.
“Sound Therapy” has been used to treat conditions such as depression, epilepsy, strokes, dementia, schizophrenia, and injury with brain damage.
With disorders like these and trauma from injury, the brain needs to find a new way to receive information. “Sound Therapy” helps create these new brainwaves.
In the case of a stroke or brain damage, music may increase the probability of a faster and more total recovery, by developing new brain connections and increasing the neural network, which is exactly what is needed to recover from a stroke.
And by stimulating the brain in a specific way, the result may be better connections, more efficient functioning of neuro-transmitters and calmer, more coordinated overall brain function and integration.
Some epilepsy sufferers have reported that by listening to sound, their seizures are reduced or eliminated as well as improving memory, alertness, concentration, co-ordination, confidence and general functioning.
“I have epilepsy and the medication I take was not completely controlling it. I had an almost constant ‘electric’ feeling in my head, and looked out at the world through what seemed like a net curtain, or fog. I was constantly on edge, slept badly, felt exhausted, had difficulty reading and communicating. The simplest tasks had become complicated for me.
From the start I listened to the Sound Therapy tapes 10-12 hours a day and found it very soothing. Before I started listening to the tapes my day consisted of about 2 hours of activity in the morning and the rest of the day mainly resting and unable to communicate.
By the end of the first three months of listening my day had improved to the extent that I could be active most of the time except for a couple of hours resting in the afternoon. The headaches, pressure in my head and confusion, gradually lessened.
After about 6 weeks of listening, I visited my neurologist. He was pleased with my progress and said to carry on with what I was doing.
The next visit 6 months later he couldn’t get over how my walking and posture had improved, and I later left the Sound Therapy book with him.
On my next visit about 8 months later, he again could see my improvement and was very pleased, and had enjoyed reading the book, as he had an interest in how music can help with restoring memory etc.
Today, after about 15 months of listening, what a change! I have my enjoyment and enthusiasm for life back.
I have tried many alternative remedies over the years as I have had a number of health issues.
I have a heart problem which has culminated in me having a pace-maker fitted, chronic fatigue syndrome, fybromyalgia and of course the epilepsy.
I still carry on with acupuncture treatment, homeopathic drops, and magnetic therapy, plus nutritional supplements and have a good diet, all of which have helped me and continue to do so.
I was doing this all before I started on the Sound Therapy, but what I found with the Sound Therapy was it seemed to enhance all the other things I was doing.”
In conclusion Sound Therapy has improved my:
Energy levels, co-ordination, memory, concentration, communication – both written and oral — sleeping pattern, and general quality of life,
“In short, Sound Therapy has given me my quality of life back.”
Hilary Peart — Perth, Australia
Note: “Sound Therapy” is a unique listening system using new knowledge about the brain. Specially recorded programs of highly filtered classical music are used to rehabilitate the ear and stimulate the brain.
It is now available as a portable self-help program that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
However, consult your doctor first.
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