Depression is now known to be related to a lack of dopamine or serotonin, neurotransmitters which create a sense of upliftment and happiness. Another way of looking at it is that depression is a lowered energy state where neurological responses become sluggish and the persons life force is diminished. Sound Therapy may help to support those suffering from depression by bombarding the ear and brain with mega doses of high frequency sounds, or high energy vibrations, which may help to lift the listener’s state of vitality. It is possible that Sound Therapy may stimulate the brain to begin producing some of the neurotransmitters that create positive emotional states. It is common for Sound Therapy listeners to report greater states of wellbeing, happiness, and an end to depressed feelings.
The specific stimulation of the left brain may be an important part of the therapeutic impact on depression. Research on the effects of meditation has shown that prolonged practice of meditation stimulates certain centres in the left brain that stimulate feelings of happiness and peace. Sound Therapy’s direct stimulation of the left brain through the increased sound input to the right ear may have a similar effect.
In research specifically on Tomatis Sound Therapy, a long term study over 14 months (Du Plesis, 1982) with subjects carefully chosen from a survey of 424 people showed improved mental health and self actualization for both 10 anxious and 10 non-anxious people as compared to a control group.
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