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The Numbers Behind The Healing

Numerous studies have validated the amazing efficacy of sound therapy and meditation. Explore the findings here.

Amount of Reduction in Symptom Severity

  • nausea 61%
  • headache 58%
  • tension-anxiety 54%
  • pain 53%
  • depressed mood 49%
  • fatigue 47%

After a 25-minute sound intervention, patients reported a significant reduction in diagnosed symptoms.1

Without Sound Therapy With Sound Therapy

Women given sound therapy after surgery experienced less pain.2

decrease in reported pain
28%
52%
decreased dosage of pain meds
31%
74%

Meditation Reduces

Following knee replacement, patients receiving sound therapy were 150% more likely to achieve a 90° bend in the knees Knee bend was greater with sound therapy than without. than those who only received physical therapy.7

The practice of meditation stopped the decline of T-cells in HIV+ patients suffering from stress,8 slowing the progression of the disease.”

UCLA
Study on Meditation
Arthritis patients benefit greatly from sound therapy

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experienced the most relief from sound therapy.9

  • placebo 2%
  • music only 24%
  • music + vibration 64%

Even just a few minutes of loving-kindness meditation increased feelings10 of & positivity.”

American Psychological Association
Study on Meditation

Heart surgeons found significant benefits using sound therapy for patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery, including decreased use of sedatives11 and:

Using sound therapy reduced the amount of hours spent in ICU and the ventilator

hours reduced in ventilator: 10

hours reduced in intensive care: 18

Sound therapy helped reduce hospital stays by 4 days on average.

Overall hospital stay was reduced from 9 days to an average of 5 days.

1 Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA, FAMI; Ruth McCaffrey, ARNP, ND; (2004). Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2004, 111-117.

2 Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA, FAMI; Ruth McCaffrey, ARNP, ND; (2004). Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2004, 114.

3 Vernon A. Barnes; Frank A. Treiber; Maribeth H. Johnson; (2004). Impact of transcendental meditation on ambulatory blood pressure in African-American adolescents. American Journal of Hypertension, Volume 17 (Issue 4), 366-369.

4 Sanford Nidich, EdD; Angela Seng; Blaze Compton, MA; Tom O’Connor, PhD; John W Salerno, PhD; Randi Nidich, EdD; (2017). Transcendental Meditation and Reduced Trauma Symptoms in Female Inmates: A Randomized Controlled Study. The Permanente Journal, Volume 16-008, 39-43.

5 Gilbert O. Saunders, Ed.D.; Raymond O. Waldkoetter, Ed.D.; (1997). Cognitive Substance Abuse Treatment With and Without Auditory Guidance. Hemi-Sync® Journal, Volume XV, No. 3 (Summer 1997).

6 J. David Creswell et. al.; (2012). Mindfulness-based stress reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: A small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 26, 1095-1100

7 Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA, FAMI; Ruth McCaffrey, ARNP, ND; (2004). Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2004, 115.

8 David Creswell et. al.; (2008). Mindfulness Meditation Slows Progression Of HIV. University of California, Los Angeles, July 2008.

9 Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA, FAMI; Ruth McCaffrey, ARNP, ND; (2004). Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2004, 115.

10 Cendri A. Hutcherson; Emma M. Seppala; James J. Gross; (2008). Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness. American Psychological Association, October 2008.

11 Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA, FAMI; Ruth McCaffrey, ARNP, ND; (2004). Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2004, 115.

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