A variety of holistic treatments may aid in healing the body and mind during addiction recovery. Sound waves are used in the healing process of sound therapy, resulting in better health for the patient. Relaxation and well-being may be aided by people's physiological reactions to auditory stimulation.
Sound therapy has helped many people who’ve come to Wish Recovery with not just addiction but also anxiety, feelings of despair, and stress. Listening to music has a well-documented ability to soothe anxiety and relieve stress for many individuals. Sound therapy aims to reduce problems in the body and mind through certain sound waves and frequencies.
The ancient practice of treating the body using sound waves is known as sound therapy. Transmissions of sound frequencies or waves may affect an object on multiple planes (mental, physical, molecular, emotional, etc.). This is called cymatics. A healthy body typically has a consistent sound frequency. For example, the frequency of a person with an addiction is disrupted. The specific frequency of the human body can be reorganized into a state of equilibrium with sound therapy.
According to scientific claims, everything in the universe is constantly in motion and vibrating. This rule applies to both humans and non-human animals in equal measure. Consequently, each has its distinct vibrations. External conditions and our ideas and beliefs control the frequency at which each of us vibrates. Our frequency of vibration ultimately alters because of various stimuli. In sound therapy, vibration frequencies change the body's cells positively.
Indicative of a state of sickness, addiction is characterized by a low or abnormal frequency. As the body attempts to return to normalcy during detoxification, the patient may experience varying degrees of pain.
Sound therapy employs tones in the lower frequency range, corresponding to the lower range of brainwaves. Some brainwave frequencies, such as alpha waves, enhance serotonin production and decrease cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Even theta waves are linked to deep relaxation and the ability to get into the subconscious.
A sound therapist may use any of the following during a session:
Addiction treatment must address addiction's physical and psychological aspects to be effective. Alcohol and substance use disorders are stressful on their own. Stress levels increase as the body goes through withdrawal and desire control. This is when sound therapy may be of use.
In the early stages of recovery, sleeplessness and anxiety are common. Low-frequency sound treatment may help people get a good night's sleep by boosting the lower range of brainwave frequencies. Relaxed muscles and dilated blood vessels may result from low-frequency brainwaves reducing awareness.
Pain may also worry persons in early recovery suffering from withdrawal and unpleasant reactions to treating addiction. Low-frequency sound therapy may assist lessen pain. It may help alleviate some of the discomforts that patients experience during certain stages of recovery. It's easier to relax when you're more at ease. Physical pain, particularly in the joints and muscles, may be relieved.
Sound therapy's ability to raise one's mental and emotional awareness may help let go of repressed feelings and learn more about one's identity.
Sound therapy may also improve sleep quality and decrease insomnia, easing anxiety and grief. You'll be more alert and focus better if you get enough sleep. Both may assist you in recovering more regularly and successfully using new coping mechanisms.
Sound therapy is an alternative medicine that uses sound waves to treat various conditions. At Wish Recovery, we use sound therapy to help patients overcome their addictions. We have found that it is an effective addiction treatment. Your multidisciplinary team will determine if this therapy benefits your recovery goals and whether to include it in your comprehensive and integrative treatment plan and other therapies.
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