Have you ever ever been in a membership and felt the vibrations of a bass guitar or drum that was so deep and low it vibrated your physique? Most certainly, your chest and abdomen? That is an instance of VibroAcoustics—sound resonating our physique. You’ve additionally probably skilled this phenomenon when a truck goes rumbling by and you are feeling the vibrations within the flooring. Such sounds can generally be annoying and ugly, however they will also be very therapeutic when used with a special surroundings, understanding, and intention.
VibroAcoustics is the science of utilizing low frequency sounds ranging between 25 Hz to 120 Hz. The therapeutic use of those frequencies is utilizing LFS (low frequency sound) to create resonant vibrations within the human physique, thus making a therapeutic impact right down to a mobile degree. The usage of VibroAcoustics has been round us since historical occasions when the low pulse of a giant drum or a deep bass instrument was used to create entraining vibrations in folks and affect coronary heart beats.
The person credited with Vibroacoustic Remedy (VAT) was a scientist from Norway named Olav Skille. I first met Olav again within the 1986 in Ludenscheid Germany, at one of many first Worldwide Society for Music in Medication Conferences. He was doing a presentation on VAT and I used to be doing one on the therapeutic advantages of vocal harmonics. We each introduced once more at one other convention on the Eisenhower Medical Middle in Rancho Mirage, California the place I did a introduced on “Sonic Entrainment”—how binaural beat frequencies might have an effect on brainwaves. Each of those shows had been revealed within the e-book from “MUSICMEDICINE”.
Skille introduced data on utilizing low sound frequencies, together with 40 Hz, 44 Hz and 55 Hz to decrease blood strain, cut back ache, enhance mobility and cut back coronary heart charge. He known as this VibroAcoustic Remedy (VAT). These frequencies had been additionally used to help bronchial asthma and fibromyalgia. Basically a deep tissue, low frequency inside sound therapeutic massage, VibroAcoustic remedy (VAT) makes use of audio waves within the vary of 25 Hz to 120 Hz and transmits sound to the physique.
Skille demonstrated the constructive therapeutic results for an in depth vary of bodily and psychological well being points together with melancholy, bronchial asthma, and fibromyalgia. Using sound to supply vibrations that move straight by way of the physique, VibroAcoustic remedy (VAT) presents a non-invasive and drug free strategy to well being and wellness. Since sound vibrations journey 5 occasions extra effectively by way of water than air and for the reason that human physique is made up of over 70% water, VAT has been confirmed to supply a extremely environment friendly technique for the deepest mobile degree physique stimulation.
There have been many who’ve continued with VibroAcoustic Remedy—notably with the event of sound chairs and mattress. Dr. Lee Bartel has picked up loads of Olav Skille’s work and in his analysis which he presents on this TedX speak, discusses the potential use of LFS (low frequency sound) for circumstances that may improve blood move and enhance bone density. He has discovered these LFS are therapeutic for ache, melancholy, insomnia, stress, and Alzheimer’s. Another circumstances that will profit are Parkinson’s and stroke in addition to for cardiac therapy. Most of those frequencies are utilized by way of chairs, beds and loungers that promote low frequency sounds.
Whereas Lee Bartel focuses on 40 Hz for the frequency that he makes use of and expresses this frequency as a metaphor (he calls the entrainment from this frequency, the “Cricket Precept”), I’d counsel that 40 Hz is solely one of many frequencies that Dr. Skille utilized in his analysis. There are a lot of many extra frequencies that fall inside the bandwidth of 25 – 120 Hz that have an effect on us. Olav Skille was nonetheless looking for the perfect one when final we spoke, however I do know he agreed that there have been many alternative frequencies that had constructive therapeutic psycho-acoustic results. I’m positive you can find Dr. Bartel’s speak to be fairly encouraging. We’re actually hopeful that extra analysis in low frequencies will happen.