Therapeutic Sound Healing
Koch The growing recognition of the power of sound for healing, which the Ancients have used for thousands of years, has given rise to the field of Sound Therapy. With the use of voice with overtones, singing bowls, tuning forks, and the gong, Amy Koch, PT assists clients to safely enter into a greater fluidity of perception in which both perceived time and space are altered. Here, other realms of being are more easily accessed. Due to its ability to alter perceived time and space Sound Therapy can create radical shifts in perception that challenge both neurological and cultural conditioning, encouraging and activating distinct changes in brain processing and our physiology. Sound is also transformed into a carrier wave for intentionality.
Research studies conducted on the neurological effects of sound have shown that the human brain responds to pure tone in highly specific ways. PET Scans, which measure glucose consumption at the cellular level, show that pure sound and music (without words) stimulate an increase in cellular activity in the brains’ right hemisphere. During right hemisphere activity, the brain/mind/body can enter into extremely potent and extraordinary states, which are profound for healing.
In these altered states of consciousness, a plethora of highly unusual, potentially transformational and healing neuro-psychological, physiological, and spiritual events can occur. This creates a means by which your inner capacities can heal the self, bypassing the brains’ left hemisphere involvement, which requires language and logic about the process. The brain/mind/body is one interconnected system. Significant changes in one aspect, such as in the Autonomic Nervous system, Endocrine system, or brain wave activity will usually generate changes in all other aspects physically, energetically, and spiritually.
Acutonics, is a sound therapy method to activate and balance the body’s natural energy. Precision calibrated tuning forks of specific frequencies are struck to produce sounds and vibrations which are applied on or near acupuncture points. The frequencies of these tuning forks affect the body’s energy in different ways depending on if energy is in excess or deficiency. Careful selection of appropriate frequency and acupuncture point combinations elicit a wide array of actions such as balancing energy, decreasing pain, and alleviating stress.