Edan Sound

Heal; In Northern Middle English means ‘to make sound’, to become healthy again.

© 2018 Edan Sound, Sound Therapy by Soesen Edan

 

Inspiration

Edan Sound / Inspiration

The Science Behind Healing With Sound

By Kathryn Drury Wagner https://upliftconnect.com/science-behind-healing-sound/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=uplift   In the realm of healing techniques, sound work inhabits a curious space. It has been used for thousands of years—think of overtone chanting from Central Asia, for example—yet, it’s also on the frontiers of modern neuroscience. Joshua Leeds, the author of The Power of Sound and an expert in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effects of sound on the human nervous system, explains how sound works by: …creating a frequency and vibration for someone that’s conducive for him or her to heal. Sound healing is trending up. It’s like where yoga was 15 years ago. People are realizing that sound is a viable medium to address distress, enhance learning, even work with an autistic child. Sound like overtone chanting has been used for thousands of years for healing. Brain-wave Entrainment Much of the current work is based on the early 70s research of biophysicist Gerald Oster. Oster showed that when a tone is played in one ear and a slightly different tone is played in the other ear, the difference causes the brain to create a third, internal tone, called a binaural beat. The theory is that this syncs the brain waves in both hemispheres, a process dubbed “brain-wave entrainment”. Carol Moore, marketing director of Monroe Products, which makes Hemi-Sync verbal meditations and music that contain embedded binaural beats, says: When the brain is in synchronicity, there’s more focus. Our sleep titles help drop you into the deep delta waves. Electrical activity in the brain gets slowed down. Brain-wave entrainment is when sound syncs the brain waves in both hemispheres. Recovery from Serious Illness Some of the products are designed to help people recover from a stroke or surgery, deal with chronic pain, or become more relaxed while undergoing chemotherapy. You might envision the drugs as a love potion, rather than poison. She describes it as creating a state where you can say, ‘This is coming into my body to heal me, not to do damage to me’. Sound can be used to help people recover from serious medical conditions. The Synchronicity of Sound Brain-wave entrainment isn’t without its skeptics, but some research supports it. In 2008, the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published a review of 20 studies of brain-wave entrainment and patient outcomes. The conclusion was that brain-wave entrainment is an effective tool to use on cognitive functioning deficits, stress, pain, headaches, and premenstrual syndrome. The studies also suggest that sound work can help with behavioral problems. Bill Harris, who...

Vocal Odyssey

My dear friend Nessi Gomes has a number of Vocal workshops coming up. Vocal Odyssey is a deep yet playful self-inquiry journey of discovery into the mystery and healing forces of our most intimate musical instrument – our voice. https://www.nessigomesvoice.com/ Check out her workshops and her beautiful music...