14 Mar Healing with Sound
Psychological Articles By Boomeryearbook.com
As we get older, our brains fill up with the knowledge we’ve acquired throughout the years and psychological articles tell us that sometimes, we find that we have less capacity to learn and/or retain new things. We leave one room to go to another to fetch something and by the time we get to the other room; we’ve completely forgotten what it was we were looking for. Some of us try to brush these episodes off as “senior moments” and blame “old age.” Others of us try to take remedying steps using mechanical reminders from the array of differing available gadgets. But what about re-conditioning our actual brains so we don’t forget in the first place? Psychological articles tell us sound therapy could be the hoped for, long term solution.
Sound therapy involves listening to classical music while utilizing special earphones or headphones as a means to ‘rehabilitate the ear and stimulate the brain’. The music is filtered and specially selected to alternately produce high and low tone sounds in order to exercise the middle ear and stimulate the receptor cells within the inner ear. There is an abundance of psychological articlesaffirming that stimulated receptor cells result in a more sensitive ear that can pick up higher frequencies and then pass these on to the brain. Psychological articles tell us the benefits of Sound Therapy are manifold in that these higher frequencies re-energize the brain resulting in increased vitality, better quality and more restorative sleep, and less mood swings with more constant feelings of ease and relaxation. Below are listed some of the benefits of Sound Therapy, according to the psychological articles of Sound Therapy International (2009) and Holosync Meditation (2009).
Sound therapy is said to have such benefits as:
• Heightened creativity and mental capacity
• Improved concentration and learning ability
• Improved hearing for those who have suffered minimal hearing loss with or age or from industrial deafness
• Increased energy, performance and focus
• Sharper, quicker memory and alertness
• Relief of tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
• Deep sleep ( relief to insomnia)
• Deep relaxation which may result in the relief of anxiety
Sound therapy is not an expensive procedure and actually takes very little time out of your day if any at all. Because the equipment is portable, and the music is played at a low volume it rarely ever disrupts other activities. Psychological articles found that appreciable positive results are obtained if Sound Therapy is listened to with special high frequency headphones or ear phones, (not with speakers), for therapy sessions beginning with 2 to 3 hours per day for the first month and then 1 to 2 hours a day thereafter.
It is said that results will be seen anywhere between 3 weeks and 6 weeks, but the quality of results appear to vary from person to person. Sound therapy may generally reduce fatigue by allowing you to feel more energized throughout the day or allowing you to be alert longer; or it may reduce fatigue and stress over a long term period such as increasing your endurance in the summer if you are more tired during that period because of the longer days.
Psychological articles and research have found that Sound therapy is effective because it causes otherwise dormant neurons, or brain cells, to be stimulated thereby increasing mental capacity. To break it down, noise pollution affects us all on a daily basis. Low frequency sounds produced by the mechanical devices we use everyday –such as fluorescent lighting, cars, computers etc do not stimulate all the neurons that are available to us. Sound therapy administers high tone and low tone sounds that help to wake up dormant neurons causing our brains to work more efficiently because it’s got more neurons in use.
High frequency sounds include the call of a bird, or the rush of water- sounds found in nature. That same refreshing, invigorating yet peaceful feeling you get after a day spent in nature is the same feeling that results from listening to good sound therapy. The music mimics and reproduces the frequency of such sounds thus stimulating your brain and improving its capacity.
Sound therapy information is available over the internet and at some doctor’s offices. You can also find more information about sound therapy at www.soundtherapyinternational.com
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