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http://www.news.utoronto.ca/good-vibrations-using-sound-treat-disease

Good vibrations: using sound to treat disease

Anjum Nayyar

Many of us love massages, but imagine a massage so deep that tissues, organs and cells could also be ‘massaged’.

That’s exactly what Vibroacoustic Therapy, a low frequency sound massage, is clinically proven to do, and new research at U of T suggests that it may help people with debilitating diseases.

“It is basically stimulating the body with very low sound – like sitting on a subwoofer,” said Professor Lee Bartel of the Faculty of Music.  “But it requires special speakers that carry sound almost too low to hear in a way that changes it basically to something you feel instead of hear.”

Bartel and his team in the new Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) are exploring the medical effects of low frequency sound and have shown that this therapy can play a key role in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) consists of low sound frequencies that are transmitted to the body and mind through special transducers that convert the sound to inner body massage. MaHRC associates Heidi Ahonen and Quincy Almeida treated two groups of Parkinson’s patients (20 with dominant tremor symptoms and 20 with slow/rigid movement symptoms) with five minutes of 30 Hz vibration.

Both groups showed improvements in all symptoms, including less rigidity and better walking speed with bigger steps and less tremor.

“There have been several studies using vibration from sound with Parkinson’s,” said Bartel   “It has been known for over 100 years that vibration (like riding in a wagon on cobblestones) helped relieve some symptoms. So the scientific study of the effect of low frequency sound was a natural connection. Also known is that 40 Hz brain waves seem to be carriers of information between the parts of the brain that control movement. So adding extra stimulation in that zone should help that communication and so assist in movement control.”

Bartel, Founding and Acting Director of MaHRC, says the goal of low frequency sound studies with Parkinson’s is to determine which approach is most effective, how much and how often treatment is needed, and whether medication can be reduced. Vibroacoustic Therapy frequencies, between 20 and 100 Hz or pulses per second, correspond to brainwave activities and function that are currently being explored in neuroscience.

But the effects of Vibroacoustic Therapy extend beyond the brain. It also provides deep physical cellular stimulation to skin, muscles and joints, resulting in decreased pain and increased mobility. Like hand/mechanical massage, vibroacoustic therapy aids circulation, relaxes muscles, and feels good.

Bartel points to research that shows that “several medical conditions including Parkinson’s and neuralgic pain like fibromyalgia, may be related to a common brain mechanism – a brain rhythm disorientation between the inner brain and the outer cortex. Since the rhythmic pulses of music can drive and stabilize these, we speculate that low frequency sound might help in fibromyalgia as well as Parkinson’s.”

Bartel’s team is now looking at the role of vibroacoustic therapy as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia.

“Although it is too early to form any conclusions, there is encouraging data indicating that treating fibromyalgia patients with doses of 40 Hz sound seems to reduce pain.”

“It is truly an exciting time for music medicine – the idea of developing audioceuticals (prescribable sound) points to a whole new direction for music therapy, and the potential for MaHRC to lead in this is very exciting for me” said Bartel.


Clinical trial showing the positive effects of using VAT (Vibro Acoustic Therapy) at a specific frequency for relieving pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

74% reduced pain medication.  26% quit taking pain meds.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325896/?report=reader



 

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New hope for diabetics with chronic wounds and pain.

http://app.mdtmag.com/news/2014/04/vibration-may-help-heal-chronic-wounds?et_cid=3857550

“The exciting thing about this intervention is how easily it could be translated to people,” Koh said. “It’s a procedure that’s non-invasive, doesn’t require any drugs, and is already being tested in human trials to see if it’s protective of bone loss.” A clinical study, in collaboration with Dr. William Ennis, director of the Wound Healing Clinic at UIC, is planned, Koh said.

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Different Vibes for Different Folks


Tom Fenner

Tom Fenner

Electro Mechanical Research, Development and Prototyping

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

Any one have much success facilitating change for clients with peripheral neuropathy (PN) in the feet? If so, what did the client find most helpful?

Tom Fenner Responded

Greetings Sunny, I have used whole body Vibro Sensory Stimulation (VSS) at 68 Hz with a low frequency differential to completely relieve peripheral neuropathy, for over a year now, in an individual who had suffered foot pain and tingling for 5 years after arthroscopic knee surgery. Clinical studies have shown that certain frequencies stimulate the natural endogenous opiate zones of the brain and also provide vasodilatation. This frequency combination has also been very effective for fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica. One individual was scheduled for surgery for his chronic sciatica. After 2 treatments of VSS he cancelled his surgery. That was over a year ago and the sciatica has not returned.   (I just talked with this client and he has noticed small inklings of his symptoms… so time for another session on the table)  What makes this treatment different is that it uses high fidelity sine waves as opposed to oscillatory waves produced by eccentric weighted rotary vibrators found in most vibration devices.

In reviewing many of the responses, I see reference to using vibration for relieving symptoms of PN. These devices vary from a strong foot vibrator to TENS units . The vibrators typically use a rotating eccentric weight or moving mass to produce vibration, these are very common in Lazy Boy recliners . The TENS units and the shock treatment use electrostimulation of the muscle fascia to create digital vibration.

In most cases these devices provide oscillatory excitation or in the case of TENS, digital or on off vibration. In clinical research, true sine waves have been more effective in relieving symptoms of many common malodies and provide the means for accurately controlling both the frequency and amplitude of the vibrations.   Further studies have shown that whole body stimulation is more effective than localized treatment.

@Robert,  Regarding other technologies such as Binaural beats in combination with Royal Rife frequencies;  I used the Equisync EOC Institute Enlightenment MP3 program that utilizes binaural beats one time on the VSST (vibro Sensory Stimulation Table) with pro headphones. Didn’t make it through the whole 23 minute program and did not sleep for the next 48 hrs, no fatigue, I have not repeated again…scared me a little.  Needs further exploration.

Rife frequencies are a combination of modified square waves usually in a specific frequency set of mostly inaudible frequencies. Some of these sets have elements that are audible frequencies. Rife frequencies are best used in whole body, EMF generating plasma tubes but have been tried in hand held and foot electrodes. I found it very difficult to tolerate the sound of these programs and I’m fairly certain there are no benefits to listening to them with headphones. I have compiled a number of these sets in Audacity to render through the VSST and found them to be a bit agitating, even those labeled “serenity” or “stress relief”.

WHY

Rifes main objective in life was to destroy very specific cellular structures namely cancerous ones. He used a microscope of his own design and construction for observing the results in real time to identify resonant disruptive frequencies for numerous pathogens. His microscope is unrivaled today as its prismatic color separation of layers in the live specimen allowed him to observe behavior of the organism under multiple frequency excitation. The electron microscope in comparison promptly kills all living media when it is turned on.

What is a key point here is that while square waves are effective at killing organisms, sine waves have a restorative effect which brings us to the Infratonic device. I have a QGM Infratonic device here, in for a second repair. This device has been proven highly effective in the equine community and has a number of Kentucky Derby winners as users.

The owner of this device administers colon cleanses and has found it is useful for cramping issues and lower bowel infirmities. This device provides random low frequency acoustic pulses to the contact point. The acoustic compression of the skin is transferred to the muscle fascia, surrounding tissue and bone inducing muscle relaxation The vibrations in this low frequency range may also stimulate peristalsis. My main concern with this technology are the vent holes that come into contact with the skin in the handheld unit that could be easily contaminated and very difficult to sanitize. I cleaned a lot of crud out of the diaphragm on the first repair which required complete disassembly of the handheld unit and copious dosing with 90% alcohol.

That being said, the VSST will produce all of the frequencies provided by these technologies whether square, triangle or true sine wave in a portable, sanitizable, whole body vibration device with BlueTooth “plug and Play” connectivity. The sensitivity of the table is such that it will reproduce the vibratory signature of a violin with all the nuances in a tactile, haptic, kinesthetic and bone conductive sensory stimulation format. The use of differential frequencies through dual drivers provides low frequency excitation and standing wave movement in the table. The pro headphones supplied with the VSST add stereo auditory stimulation and can readily render binaural beat sound tracks. Solfeggio music compositions are particularly effective in promoting meditative states, muscle relaxation, stress and pain reduction and vasodilatation effectively reducing hypertension. One 67 year old VSST owner has identified a lymphatic cleansing frequency that has transformed his athletic endeavors. This frequency is included, along with many other clinically identified healing frequencies, solfeggio compositions, hemi sync compositions, chakra tuning and original 528 tuned music compositions using a KORG synthesizer and an antique violin recorded while using the VSST as a tactile monitor, In a VSST purchase.
Looking UP,
TomQwest

Healing Sound Waves


Sound waves come in all shapes and sizes and forms.

The  Sine wave is the most common wave form in nature with a natural smooth texture which can be seen by tossing a pebble into  water. Sound waves travel in much the same manner in air as in liquid when a speaker cone compresses the air in front of it which cases a succession of waves moving away from the source, much like the waves moving away from the original entry point of the pebble in water.

A major difference in the way sound waves travel in water, which is non compressible, versus air, is that once the wave form is created in water it will travel indefinitely until it encounters an obstacle, flowing current, an other sound wave or thermocline, a temperature gradient.  It is theorized that whales communicated around the globe before the advent of shipping lanes with each vessel creating their own sound waves.

Sound waves in air travel shorter distances due to the compressibility factor of air, with each wave being reduced in energy as it has to compress the next bit of space to travel any further and is affected much the same as a water wave in that it will be modified or reduced when encountering an obstacle or moving air current.

A musical instrument creates sound by displacing air such as striking a drum head, or frequency modulation of air by vibrating reeds or change in the air column by opening and closing holes.  Stringed instruments create sound by transferring the movement of the string into a larger resonant cavity which then displaces air resulting in a complex mix of sine waves moving through the air.

cymatics, visual representation of sound effecting various media.

Square wave, destructive frequencies,  artificially created with electronics, has multiple use in destroying pathogens as seen in this video

Triangle waves or other wave forms may find specific use in the future.

Importance of fidelity in reference to natural wave forms. Most humans have tactile resolution to 2 Hz or 2 cycles per second which is very close to the auditory resolution of 1 Hz or 1 cycle per second.  Any discordance or inaccurate representation of audio versus tactile causes mental and physical stress.

Drivers that are poorly damped create overshoot, loss of control and limited frequency response also known as distortion or noise.  This may limit or impair the natural healing qualities of the vibrational wave and is detectable by the human body as distortion which may cause general discomfort and even nausea or headaches.

Differential frequencies can be utilized in a multi channel vibrational output to create standing waves which can be made to move back and forth in the structure for a massage like effect improving blood and lymph circulation. Differential frequencies can also be used to create high amplitude low frequency beats which can be used to induce stimulation in the brain wave frequencies which usually occur in the 1 Hz to 8 Hz frequency range. Continue reading

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