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Professional Perspective: Treating PTSD with Vibrational Sounds Therapy

Posted Feb 18 2011 8:30am

I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to treat symptoms of PTSD and find relief. Today’s guest post comes from a source that is out of the norm, and so I asked for an explanation of how vibrational sound therapy could interact with and help lower stress.

One of the key factors leading you towards a successful path of PTSD recovery is taking the initiative to participate in your own healing process.  But how can you do this? Where do you start?

There is a safe, effective and easy method that is gaining traction in some PTSD communities. The method is vibrational sound therapy from Prescription Audio. New research has shown that this vibrational sound therapy not only improves an individual’s quality of sleep, but can also lower stress levels and stress-related symptoms like anxiety, depression, anger and mood swings.

Imagine how much more effective you could be in participating in your own healing if you had a great night’s sleep.  Imagine if you weren’t quite as stressed…quite as anxious…less depressed…and, spent less energy on being angry. Imagine how much more you could accomplish if you had more positive energy to devote to everyday thoughts, feelings and tasks.

Research shows that over 90% of individuals suffering from insomnia will begin to sleep better after using the Prescription Audio program, nocturne, for at least seven consecutive days. Other research shows that after just one session of the stress program, chill, users noted that their stress, anxiety, anger, resentfulness and fearfulness symptoms were reduced by at least 65% each. This same research demonstrated that symptoms continued to drop over time with repeated use.

From the earliest times, humans have physically and emotionally responded to sound.  Musical sound can make us happy, sad, energetic or more content, and our heart rates and brain frequency respond accordingly.  Sounds from nature, like gentle waves or soft rain, tend to calm and relax us.  Different pure tones (sine wave frequencies) match up with various parts of the body at the cellular level to help relax both the muscles and the mind, while low-level frequencies are used to safely guide your own brain waves to the restorative delta and theta brain wave states.

Pure tones (frequencies) have been used for thousands of years in eastern medicine.  Specific tones from crystal bowls, tuning forks, gongs and other instruments produced positive responses in the mind and body. Just in the last 30 years, as confirmed by research from M.I.T. and other researchers, science and medicine have discovered that these vibrational modalities actually do have significance. We know that different type cells emit specific frequencies.  Matched tones or frequencies can ‘guide’ damaged or dying cells back to the proper frequency and health.  The researchers at M.I.T. confirmed the identification of the specific frequency of red blood cells and that damaged cells vibrated at slightly different frequencies.

In the case of Prescription Audio therapies, developers have used this vibrational science in the creation of products that use only sound to achieve proven results in the treatment of PTSD and related symptoms.

Low-level frequencies, or binaural beats, are used to conduct the final journey to delta and theta levels, while different low-level frequencies are supplied to each ear.  Your brain waves continually lower until the desired meditative or sleep state is achieved.  Because this is naturally done with sound, the added benefit is, if you need to quickly return to an alert state, you do so without the drug hangover of sleeping pills or other prescriptions.

EEG studies have been conducted on individuals experiencing Prescription Audio treatments.  As the program progresses, the alpha and beta waves drop, while delta and theta wave activity increases.  The EEGs clearly show the transition in and out of an alert state.

Furthermore, the program requires a minimal time commitment.  You can see positive results using the standard 24-minute stress relief program just once a day.  The sound sleep therapy takes no time investment. Simply use it nightly at bedtime.

Prescription Audio programs were not initially designed for PTSD.  Individuals diagnosed with PTSD continually described the great benefits from its use. It wasn’t until then, that Prescription Audio began to research the relationship between a calm, focused brain state and the high state of brain activity we call “normal”, and how to control elevated levels of anxiety and stress so prevalent in warriors today.  From current conflicts dating back to the Korean War, people who are suffering from PTSD are now using Prescription Audio to help reduce their symptoms. Check out Prescription Audio on YouTube to hear their stories!

About the Author:

Monty Moeller is the Director of Clinical Operations for Prescription Audio, where he manages clinical solutions for the company, focusing on environments such as, the traditional healthcare space, military facilities, addiction rehab programs and medical spas.  He has been recognized for many of his volunteer efforts and is a past Chair of the Board for Mental Health America.

About Prescription Audio:

Prescription Audio was developed by Jill and Rod Slane, a husband-wife team, in 2005. Rod Slane has more than 40 years experience as a composer and innovative sound engineer.  Jill Slane is a published author who is well versed in a variety of holistic disciplines and health trends. Their programs, developed through a science called Quantum Harmonics, have been clinically researched and used within the United States Military and distributed through organizations such as Mental Health America.

The opinions in this post are solely those of the author. To contribute to ‘Professional Perspective’ contact Michele .

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