Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis and Sound Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis is a slowly progressive “chronic” disease of the central nervous system where myelin, the insulation on nerve fibers, is lost. It affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other.

Communication between nerve cells occurs by the sending of electrical signals, called action potentials, along fibers called axons, which are wrapped in an insulating substance called myelin. Myelin is the fatty layer—known as the myelin sheath—which helps the neurons carry electrical signals along the nerve fibres. It is the main component of the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin.

When myelin is lost, this affects the ability of the axons to communicate effectively. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses— which are better known as plaques or lesions) in the myelin.

MS is thought to be an autoimmune dysfunction in which the body turns on itself for some unknown reason.
Demyelination (damage to the myelin sheath) contributes to loss of muscular and nervous system function.  Areas of the brain that are heavily myelinated are more effective in conducting high frequency signals. Therefore demyelination contributes to a loss of hearing acuity and balance problems.
Some degree of relief and prevention or slowing of further degradation may be achieved through Sound Therapy. Sound Therapy stimulates many parts of the nervous system apart from the hearing nerves. Research findings suggest that auditory deprivation from birth results in less myelination and/or fewer fibers projecting to and from auditory cortices. Therefore increased auditory stimulation may be a factor in helping to maintain myelination of certain pathways.

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect your ability to move around. You may be experiencing tightness, pain, and weakness, especially in the muscles and joints.

Sound Therapy can help with many of the symptoms associated with MS such as:

• Balance problems
• Lack of coordination
• Hearing loss due to muscle spasm or poor neural responsiveness
• Headaches
• Fatigue
• Pain
• Immobility
• Weakness
• Stress
• Insomnia
• Anxiety

How Sound Therapy helped one Multiple Sclerosis sufferer
“I suffer from MS and have been listening to the Sound Therapy for about three months. I have had great luck in stabilizing my energy and can carry on normally. Nothing else I have done has helped me the way Sound Therapy has. The M stands for multiple or many, and so I need to do a lot of things, but the sound therapy program really has helped bring it all together and make it worthwhile. It is a life saver to me. It also keeps headaches at bay.”
Lorna Graham, Hardings Point, Clifton Royal, NB, USA:

To learn more about Sound Therapy and understand how it may be of benefit with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, we recommend reading Rafaele Joudry’s book, Sound Therapy: Music to Recharge Your Brain.

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Dementia

Dementia is the loss of memory, attention and cognitive ability due to progressive brain damage or deterioration, usually associated with aging. Dementia may be caused by a series of small strokes, or it may be caused by Alzheimer’s, a degenerative condition where brain tissue progressively withers and shrinks. Much can be achieved in treating (or preventing) dementia with improved nutrition, reduced chemical toxins and vitamin and mineral supplementation. In addition, Sound Therapy may be very helpful by directly stimulating brain function at a vibrational level.

Sound Therapy is extensively used by older people undergoing various forms of health crises or degeneration. It may bring solace and comfort, a sense of inner calm, deeper sleep, and often better mental balance, awareness and focus. In early stages of dementia Sound Therapy can be introduced with ease, to be worn during the day or at night while sleeping. It will generally be welcomed by the patient and may give them an immediate sense of relief and inner connection and balance. Carers and family of certain dementia patients have observed that the patient becomes happier, more co-operative, more aware, and more like their old self. Sound Therapy may delay the progress of dementia and make life more pleasant and manageable for both the patient and their carers.

Information Sheet on how Sound Therapy can assist with Memory and Brain

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is thought to be related to irregular levels of dopamine. Too much dopamine is associated with hallucinations and paranoia, while too little dopamine in the frontal lobes is linked to depression and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Several areas of the brain are involved in the production of dopamine, and many varied disorders are related to its irregularity.

The condition is thought to be linked with missing ‘balancing’ mechanisms between the left and right halves of your brain. Prior studies revealed structural differences in patients. More recent studies show a healthy brain emphasises sound from the right ear,  as a kind of ‘dominant ear’. Scientists believe schizophrenic sufferers lack this dominance of the right ear and the associated sound-processing-center in the left half of the brain.

Sound Therapy may assist in regulating the production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters, which would account in part for its positive effect on many mood related disorders. While no controlled studies have been done on Sound Therapy for schizophrenia, individual reports have indicated that it could have very beneficial effects in some cases.

Research and Media

Testimonials

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