What drew you to this page?
Take a few moments to think about it.
Are you in pain - either physical, mental, emotional or spiritual? Hint: If you have physical pain, you often suffer from the other three.
Are you wondering what sound healing is, and what that has to do with medication and meditation?
Even here in Southern California, where people seem to know all the latest "alternative" approaches to everything, most people have never heard of sound healing and have no idea what it's used for. But they're often open to the process....maybe because it's the next "out there" kind of thing.
And then a funny thing happens. They report that their symptoms improved after a session. What kind of symptoms, you ask?
And much, much more.....
So how does this stuff work? My answer will definitely be the "Cliff Notes" version. Sound has the ability to make chemical/neurological changes in the brain. When your brain chemistry changes, your perception of pain changes. Sound can harmonize the nervous system, which helps to diminish the "volume" of the pain signals. And we know enough about the brain these days to understand that it can - and does - rewire itself. The brain is constantly rewiring itself, in fact. Each time you learn something new, it rewires itself to incorporate that new information. So with repeated sound therapy, the brain "lays down new tracks", which begin to diminish, or completely block those pain signals from reaching it.
And meditation? It's considered one of the top alternative treatments for pain. (The other one being acupuncture.)
Think you can't meditate because you're in too much pain? Well.....that's where the sound healing comes in. It helps you get to the place where you can begin to work with your mind, training it to focus on the present moment....not getting lost in the thoughts surrounding your pain. In a sense, it does the "heavy lifting". Because the only reason you know you have pain of any kind, is because your brain tells you that you're in pain. What if you could train your mind to whisper instead of scream that message to you? That's what meditation is all about. The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. Meditation is a way of learning to master your mind, instead of letting it master you.
And lastly, what about medication? There are times when it's absolutely necessary. And much of the time it's something that can be reduced as alternative methods take over. I don't fault anyone who struggles with chronic pain, depression, anxiety etc. for taking medication. Desperate times call for desperate measures. However, if there was a way you could reduce your meds without suffering an increase in symptoms, would you try it?
Thanks for reading this much! I know it isn't easy when you're suffering.
Scroll down, click on the "comments" just below the "like" button, and let me know if this information was useful to you? Do you, or someone you know, suffer from chronic pain? Would you be interested in learning ways of dealing with it that don't involve drugs? What is the one thing you struggle the most with? I'm all ears!