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Putting sound and Vibro-acoustics to work in medicine‬

The discovery of Vibro-acoustic therapy technology happened recently. This technique uses audible-range sound to produce mechanical vibrations, which are introduced straight to the body.

The technology involves using transducers or speakers placed in chairs, mats, or tables. These tools are also placed on soft furniture and recliners. The result is an auditory and physiological experience. Consequently, it helps in:

• Managing pain
• Relieving anxiety
• Symptom reduction
• Health improvement
• Physical therapy

How does Vibro-acoustic work?

In the last thirty years, three Vibro-acoustic technology designs have been created. These designs have different purposes and capabilities. The methods vary in aspects like:

• The kind of vibration-generating systems utilized.
• The frequencies are chosen for stimulus.
• The range used to process, monitor, and measure the sound vibrations.
• The patterns and qualities of the resonance of the vibrating surface.

Integrating Vibro-acoustics in taking care of patients has become popular. The reason is because of the technology’s non-invasive and non-pharmacologic nature. Some Vibro-acoustic technology models can be applied easily in nursing care. Due to this, Vibro-acoustics is used widely in wellness and medical practices.

Vibro-acoustic applications help in:

• Reducing pain
• Decreasing symptoms for chemotherapy patients
• Decreasing stress
• Distracting patients during biopsies and other processes
• Increasing ROM (range of motion) and muscle tone
• Rehabilitative therapy or physical therapy after knee replacements
• It helps in getting patients ready for surgery or recovering ones.
• This technology offers sensory stimulation for individuals who have hearing issues and are developmentally disabled.

Additionally, Vibro-acoustics enhances life quality and manages behavior in senior facilities, psychiatric settings, palliative care facilities, and child life centers.

Is Vibro-Acoustic effective in medical sound therapy?

The connection between humans and sound presents an internal link. This link impacts the growth of an individual psychologically and physically. Since the beginning of time, sound has played a vital role in man’s survival.

People mainly used sound as a warning about nearby predators hence reminding people to escape. But with time, they recognized that sound is profound. Therefore they made it part of their lives. Later, people not only started using sound as a survival method but also as a recreational activity as well.

Medicine has advanced dramatically with time. For example, doctors and researchers are investigating how using Vibro-acoustic therapy can improve physical health. When breathing or healing a wound, the body continuously utilizes energy at a cellular level. The body moves at all times, and due to this, the cells produce micro-vibrations. The micro-vibrations retrieve energy. Moreover, they are connected to immunologic responses.

These biological happenings make the body vibrate rapidly. However, after injury, the speed of this vibration decreases. It also reduces due to physical stress, prolonged tiredness, and time. Under these circumstances, Vibro-acoustic therapy repairs the lost cellular energy, improving the patient’s general health. In other words, the sound vibration increases cellar motion, which enhances the body.

How does sound promote health?

For years sound has promoted the body’s emotional and physical health. For example, the ancient Egyptians chanted vowel sounds in healing, believing these vowels were sacred. Psychoacoustics involves the scientific study of sound perception. It has motivated researchers to get a better understanding of how to use it as medicine.

The interaction between neurons forms the center of our emotions, character, and thoughts. The brain waves are produced through electrical pulses working together from groups of neurons communicating with one another. The brain waves are split into various bandwidths believed to create a range of human consciousness:

• Delta waves are the slowest (.5 to 3 Hz) and mainly occur when deep asleep.
• Gamma waves (25 to 100 Hz) are linked to the higher levels of conscious perception.
• Alpha waves (8 – 12 Hz) happen when the brain is meditating or daydreaming.


The Vibro-acoustic technology is effective in treating various conditions. For instance, it helps in relaxation and reducing anxiety. This treatment also lowers muscle tension, controls pain, and is effective in multiple medical and health programs.