How to Heal with Sound? Invisible Medicine

Go Healthy Wellness Music singing bowl

One of the most promising forms of medicine is all around us: sound. Insights into the healing power of music and sound can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece. New research and technologies show us how sound healing can help us thrive in the anxiety-ridden 2020’s. 

Sound 

Heart disease, diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues have all been linked to stress and tension1. Meditation practices have been shown to alleviate anxiety and improve well-being. But most forms of meditation require time and discipline to achieve these effects.


 


Enter practices like Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation, which requires nothing more than lying down and listening to a combination of traditional singing bowls, gongs, and bells. A 2016 study showed that sound meditation participants reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood1. Clinics and sound therapists are becoming available all over the world as the benefits of these “sound baths” have become more well-known.

Music 

We are all familiar with the physical and emotional power of music, from the beat of war drums to the thrill of an arena rock anthem. Music therapy, a growing field in hospitals and universities, seeks to harness the power of music for healing.


Studies suggest that musical activities like drum circles and group singing may boost the innate or non-specific immune system2. Listening to music may also have anti-inflammatory effects2. Additionally, music therapy has been shown to improve overall emotional wellbeing in adults suffering from chronic diseases3. As a noninvasive treatment method with little to no side effects, music therapy stands out as a promising field in modern medicine.

Sleep 

Anyone who has had a poor night’s sleep knows the importance of sleep quality on physical and cognitive function. When we sleep, our ears stay alert to any signs of danger. This provides a unique opportunity for sleep intervention through sound.


The app Brain.fm, underpinned by ongoing sleep research, generates algorithmic music that can deepen users’ sleep. By generating sound that slowly modulates at low frequencies, the app can lengthen the time that users spend in Slow-Wave Sleep4. It is at this stage of sleep that Alzheimer's-related peptides and drowsiness-inducing adenosine are flushed from the brain4.  

 

Takeaway

We are constantly immersed in sound, yet the medical benefits of sound and music are still being discovered. Studies suggest that the many noninvasive forms of sound therapy can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and boost sleep quality and immune performance. As research progresses, further benefits may soon reveal themselves in this growing field. 


-Zach O’Neill


1Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study

2The neurochemistry of music

3Do music therapies reduce depressive symptoms and improve QOL in older adults with chronic disease?

4EEG Analysis on Brain.fm






Vegan DHA Omega-3 for Kids: 3 Things to Look for When Buying.  

Kids Vegan DHA Omega-3 Algae Oil

When choosing a vegan DHA omega-3 algae oil for children there are three major things to consider: Product, Extraction Method and Third-party Laboratory Testing.

  1. Product: Vegan DHA Omega-3 Oil helps support children's Brain (memory, focus and attention), Heart (blood pressure, triglyceride & HDL level), Joint, Skin and Eye Health. There are so many choices out there, the decision can be very overwhelming. Look for an organically grown, sustainably sourced Chromista Algae Oil which is handcrafted in enclosed culture tanks preferably in the USA. Chromista Oil is a rich source of omega-3s that better matches your body's natural ratios of omega-3s. DHA is the most important to get from supplements, because DHA is 80% of your body's omega-3s. From DHA, all other omega-3s can be made by your body in just the right amounts.
Find a kid-friendly oil with a delicious orange flavor (organic cold-pressed orange peel oil) with NO fishy burps or aftertaste.

 Buy the pure oil vs. the softgels because many softgels are too big for kids to easily swallow, and may contain potentially harmful “other ingredients” such as caramel color, carrageenan and gelatin. Dietary supplements should always help support our health, not be harmful to our health.

  1.  Extraction Methods: Traditional extraction processes use some combination of heat, pressure, and solvent (hexane, alcohol etc...) to remove a desired compound from its environment. Unfortunately, these methods often leave residue or degrade the quality and amount of the desired compound. You should look for a water-extracted algae oil.

During extraction, the algae are broken open to separate the oil (>50% DHA) and algae meal (>18% DHA) by water extraction, a chemical-free process. There is very little waste and no harm to the environment. The result of the water extraction is ultra-pure DHA Omega-3 Algae Oil.

 

  1. Third-Party Laboratory Testing: Ask if each extraction is tested by a third party laboratory to ensure potency, cleanliness, and safety. Make sure each of these lab tests is openly available on their website to establish transparency and provide the ultimate reassurance that every product they offer is safe, pure and effective. If they will not share third-party lab results, then do not share your money with them. 

As parents, keeping our kids healthy is our number one priority. Making sure they eat healthy, exercise and supplement their diet with high quality nutritional supplements, we can all play a part in their long-term wellness.

 

Go Healthy Natural is launching a new Kids Liquid Vitamin D3 + K2 supplement.

Kids Vitamin D3 K2 Drops

Go Healthy Natural, a leader in plant-sourced, allergy friendly probiotics, liquid and gummy vitamins, is launching a new Kids Liquid Vitamin D3 + K2 Drops. Go Healthy Natural  vegan D3 + K2 Drops will be available on Amazon.com and GoHealthyNatural.com and select retailers.

Here are 5 reasons why Go Healthy Natural Kids D3 + K2 is the best way to help support your child’s overall well-being. 

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