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Studies

Extensive research is coming out every month in peer reviewed journals and in research articles showing the positive effects of vibroacoustic therapy (VAT). 

VAT therapy has been used in clinical settings around the world for many years.
Listed below you will find various conditions that you can google to find extensive information on line.
 
Fibromyalgia

   - Vibration Therapy: Can Reduce Fibromyalgia, Chronic Head & Neck Pain
    -Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

   - MS sufferers feel the benefits of vibration and relief of symptoms  
    -Vibroacoustic Therapy: Sound Vibrations in Medicine

Parkinson’s Disease

    -Rush University’s Research Vibration Therapy for PD Study
    -The Effects of Sound Wave Vibration Therapy on Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
    -The effects of whole-body-vibration exercises in Parkinson’s disease

Insomnia

    -Vibroacoustic Therapy and Insomnia,Depression, and Anxiety
    -Vibroacoustic Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    -Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and CFS
    -Whole-Body Vibration Within Specified Frequency Range Provides Pain Relief
    -Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Music for Pain and Symptom Management in Outpatient Chemotherapy Treatment

Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Arthritis

    -Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management, Back Pain, and Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain
    -Effects of a low-frequency sound wave therapy

Post Stroke Rehabilitation

      -The effects of sound based vibration treatment on the human mind and body

The Physioacoustic Method

       -Marco KARKKAINEN, Joji MITSUI
Fysakos clinic (Lahti, Finland), Next Wave Japan office (Ichikawa, Japan)

       -Abstract: According to clinical experiences with the PA (Physioacoustic) Method and research about vibroacoustic therapy, it is considered that PA-stimulation is transmitted through sensory nerves to the brain and the stimulation acts on the central nervous system, motor nerves, autonomous nerves and endocrine system to calm down the mind/body. On the psychological side, PA-stimulation is clearly effective towards anxiety, depression, and insomnia and it sometimes mitigates epileptic symptoms. In an EEG study on PA-stimulation done by the psychologist Petri Lehikoinen, the experimental subject was in a deep relaxed state and the amplitudes of the brain waves were decreased in all ranges. These phenomena suggest the possibility that PA-stimulation has an effect on the action of GABA, an inhibition neurotransmitter.

ADD/ADHD
      -Vibroacoustic sound therapy reduces symptoms of ADD/ADHD in children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and the elderly in long-term residential care.

Asthma

    -Vibroacoustic Therapy: Sound Vibrations in Medicine and relieving Asthma symptoms

Headache

    -The Effect of VAT and Music on Headaches

Addiction

    -Vibroacoustic therapy calms and reduces cravings of addiction

Autism

    -Vibroacoustic music has positive effects on challenging behaviors in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities

Rett Syndrome

   - Music and vibroacoustic stimulation in people with Rett syndrome – a neurophysiological study
   - Wigram, T. Vibroacoustic therapy in the treament of Rett Syndrome. In T. Wigram & C. Dileo (Eds.), Music vibration and health). Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books, 1997;149-155.
    -Wigram, T. & Cass, H. The role of music therapy in a clinic for children and adults with Rett Syndrome. Paper presented to the BSMT Conference, London, 1995.
    -Autonomic responses to music and vibroacoustic therapy in Rett Syndrome

Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores)

    -Vibroacoustic Therapy: Sound Vibrations in Medicine and Ulcers

 

Published Research - .pdf

Vibroacoustic Therapy - pdf
Article on Vibroacoustic Therapy

Tony Wigram's Vat Thesis

Effects of vibroacoustic music on challenging behaviors in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities

VAHT - Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® Training Course
Sarajane Williams Website

The Effects of Vibroacoustic Music on Symptom Reduction Inducing the Relaxation
Response

Parkinson's Research Article

VIBROACOUSTIC THERAPY IN DIMINISHING
BODY DISSATISFACTION

Composing for the Sense of Touch

Dementia and Vibroacoustics

Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy:
Case Studies with Children with Profound and Multiple Learning
Difficulties and the Elderly in Long-Term Residential Care

Feel-in-Touch!: Imagination through Vibration

The Effects of Sound Wave Vibration Therapy on Motor Symptoms of
Parkinson’s Disease

Fetal vibroacoustic stimulation for facilitation of tests of fetal wellbeing

A new treatment under study by NASA-funded doctors
could reverse bone loss experienced by astronauts in
space.

Imperceptible Vibrations Slow Weight Gain and Bone Loss

Indications in Music Therapy:
Evidence from assessment that can identfy the expectations of music therapy as a treatment for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): meeting the challenge of Evidence Based Practice.

VibroAcoustic Therapy. Reports. Olav Skille

Resperatory and Relaxation.VAT.Lung Asso.Ontario

Rett Syndrome and VAT

The Power of Sound (excerpts)
Joshua Leeds. published by Healing Arts Press. (c) 2001

Study on Release Sleep Disturbance with Vibroacoustic Therapy

Research in Estonia

Science of Sound

Vibro-Acoustic Tissue Mammography

 


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