Science & studies
Our business is based on the research generated and curated by our 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation and the results we see in our clients. The Research Foundation continues to do research to refine music, vibroacoustics applications and treatment plans that are shared freely with the public. The Research Foundation is working directly with hospitals.
The Medical Sound Association is a group of over 400 doctors and sound therapists focused on figuring out how the body works based on Vibration. With this knowledge, we can move forward with more definitive research that will help bring sound healing and therapy into hospitals and homes. But most importantly, is to figure out how to cure every single disease with Sound, Music and Vibration — with no side effects. www.MedicalSoundAssociation.com
The Therapy Center did research with 14 people at a nearby hospital. When people with a wide range of issues were placed on the Sound Lounge, their symptoms went from an 8 to a 2 on average (on a scale of 1 – 10). That is a 75% reduction in symptoms. At the same hospital, people using the Bass Pod went from an 8 to a 1. That is an 87.5% reduction in symptoms.
A Note about the Scientific Research below – The current clinical research has not used the Sound Therapy Center’s music or the Bass Pod/Belt. We have been tracking effectiveness of each and are getting way better results.
PROVEN BENEFITS – CLINICAL RESEARCH
Clinical research from around the world has shown a myriad of positive effects from Sound and Music coupled with VibroAcoustics.
National Institute of Health
Ongoing since 1995, the National Institutes of Health runs the most extensive program in the U.S. for vibroacoustic pain and symptom reduction, treating over 50,000 patients per year. In one study, Dr. George Patrick measured the physiological and behavioral effectiveness of these interventions with 272 patients and found over 50% experienced a reduction of both pain and symptoms. He theorizes that this pain relief is relaxation-induced. Not only that, but he believes that multiple mechanisms of the body may use music/vibration to regain a healthy homeostasis.
The study shows a treatment on a sound table provide the following:
• Slowed heart rate
• Reduced oxygen consumption
• Decreased blood pressure
• Slowed respiration rate
• Relaxed muscles
Mentally the study also showed:
• Deep relaxation
• Changed brainwave frequencies (generally slowing down from beta to alpha and alpha to theta or delta)
• Cleared the mind from anxiety
• Created a feeling of calm and peacefulness
As an additional benefit, vibroacoustics can help people learn to recognize the state of relaxation and, over time, become able to reach relaxation at will. Vibroacoustics is a great way to learn how to relax and develop relaxation as a daily habit!
Jupiter Medical Center
Tests with chemotherapy patients at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida found similar results: 62.8% reduction of anxiety and 61.6% reduction of fatigue for 27 patients in 41 vibroacoustics sessions.
A study at Duke University Medical Center also reported significant pain reduction for 20 women who underwent surgery for various cancers. Also at Duke, vibroacoustics was tested in physical therapy sessions following total knee replacements, showing that the tools helped to increase range of motion. Additionally, heart surgeons using vibroacoustics therapy during cardiac surgery recovery found significant decreases in patients’ use of sedative and pain medication, time spent on the ventilator, time spent in the cardiac unit, and overall time spent in the hospital.
Psychological and Physiological Transformation
Music produces alterations in physiology. Soothing music can produce a response characteristic of relaxation in which autonomic, immune, endocrine and neuropeptide systems are altered. Likewise, it produces desired psychological responses such as reductions in anxiety and fear. Some responses have been linked to effects on the hemispheric functioning of the brain and the limbic system. High psychophysiological stress levels inhibit or block learning. Thus music can be the catalyst to facilitate mental suggestion, and enhance our own learning ability and self-healing capacities. Music is now being used in many areas of medicine including labor and delivery, ICU, CCU, surgery, dentistry, neurology, psychiatry, gerontology, rehabilitation, oncology, pain and stress management, and many others.
International studies continue to attest to the effectiveness of VibroAcoustic Therapy as an intervention for clinical populations in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, migraine headaches, gastrointestinal ulcers, Raynaud’s disease, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, polyarthritis, sports injury, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, autism, insomnia, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Interviews and Testimonials
Massage therapists have found consistent themes in the use of sound tables in the way they assist in enhancing therapies by encouraging muscles, facial and connective tissues to relax more quickly, consequently increasing the depth and duration of massage effects. They often note a reduction in their physical effort, as the sound table is like having an extra set of hands. In addition, enthusiastic clients have a high return rate, and spread positive word-of-mouth that increases the client base.