What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?
Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive approach to reducing pain and anxiety and improving quality of life. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place.
Vibroacoustic therapy uses sound to produce vibrations that are applied directly to the body. During the vibroacoustic therapy process, a client lies on the specially designed mat or bed or sits in a chair that is embedded with speakers or transducers which transmit sound into vibrations that travel through the body in a soothing, healing motion that we liken to an “internal massage”.
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How Does it Work?
Vibroacoustic therapy is based on the principle that life is vibration. Matter, including the human body, vibrates all the time, at various frequencies. Sound and music also vary in frequency. Therefore, when the various frequencies of sound and/or music are converted to vibration which is introduced to the human body, it can be utilized to bring the body and the brain into a state of healthy resonance.
What can be treated with VAT?
Vibroacoustic Therapy is an amazing treatment for many chronic conditions as well as injuries. The list below is far from exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of the many ways this modality can help.
- Neck, Shoulder and Back pains & Backache
- Stomach pains/colic
- Symptoms of autoimmune diseases like MS
- Constipation, Irregular Bowel Syndrome
- Arthritis including RA
- Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s
- Impaired blood circulation
- Sport injuries
- Menstrual pains –
- Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)
- Headache, Migraine
- Kidney stonesPost-operative conditions including knee and hip replacements
- … and many more
How does VAT help with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease?
The mechanism is not fully understood, but there have been enough case studies and exploratory trials to indicate that there is a benefit on many levels.
Regarding Alzheimer’s Disease: Conclusions from a study at the University of Toronto suggest that 40 Hz stimulation over time can lead to increased cognition. If we combine the effects of VAT with proper nutrition, exercise, and other proven therapies as demonstrated by Dr. Bredesen, Dr. Amen, Dr. Sandison, and others, the benefits can only be magnified.
Recently, a pair of early-stage clinical studies testing the safety and efficacy of 40Hz sensory stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s disease has found that the potential therapy was well tolerated, produced no serious adverse effects and was associated with some significant neurological and behavioral benefits among a small cohort of participants.
Regarding Parkinson’s Disease: Another Canadian study was undertaken, examining the benefits of vibroacoustic therapy on patients with Parkinson’s disease. Results, though preliminary, showed that there was a significant decrease in rigidity and tremors was shown, as well as a significant increase in step length and improved speed on the grooved pegboard task.
Become a Vibroacoustic Therapist
Vibroacoustic Therapy is a powerful adjunct to any practice that treats clients with chronic pain, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, sports injuries or even cancer. Kate Kunkel provides a certification program that will prepare you to incorporate vibroacoustic therapy in your holistic practice.
To add vibroacoustics to your practice as a pain specialist, naturopath, chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist or psychotherapist, you will need to purchase vibroacoustic sound equipment, and receive training in the proper use of frequencies and/or special music programs.
Kate Kunkel is the creator of the Vibroacoustic Therapy Practitioner Certification Program. The training provides a comprehensive history of the utilization of sound and vibroacoustics for therapeutic purposes along with a detailed explanation of the various frequency programs used to treat specific ailments or conditions. Students have the opportunity to experience the programs during training and are guided in the proper use of each frequency set as they learn how best to administer the therapy.
Click on THIS LINK to get more information on VAT training.