Nature’s Health Benefits Conclusions: Greenspace exposure is associated with numerous health benefits in intervention and observational studies. These results are indicative of a beneficial influence of greenspace on a wide range of health outcomes. However several meta-analyses results are limited by poor study quality and high levels of heterogeneity. Green prescriptions involving greenspace use may have substantial benefits. … Read more

Vibroacoustics for Relaxation, Stress Reduction and Relief.

“Conclusions: Suitability of VA methods in therapeutic programmes for promoting relaxation, reducing stress and relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties has found confirmation in several studies. Research results have also shown that one or a couple of sessions of VA therapy could be applied to healthy people to reduce fatigue or stress of … Read more

Vibroacoustics in Diminishing Body Dissatisfaction

“In the present study vibroacoustic therapy was tried out in the case of body dissatisfaction, Vibroacoustic therapy promotes changes in the state of mood and comfort, which are important for bodily well-being. Vibroacoustic therapy can be used for reducing stress in a non clinical population and added to treatment programs, including interventions for diminishing body … Read more

Effects of Vibroacoustics on Skin Blood Flow in the Arm

“Conclusions: Five minutes of 30 Hz or 50 Hz vibration produced significant increases in (skin blood flow) SBF. Clinically, 50 Hz has additional benefits because SBF increased more rapidly and did not result in vasoconstriction during the recovery period. Future studies should be done to determine if these increases in SBF could be of benefit … Read more

Neurophysical Responses to Vibroacoustics in Rett Syndrome

Abstract People with Rett syndrome (RTT) have severe communicative difficulties. They have as well an immature brainstem that implies dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Music plays an important role in their life, is often used as a motivating tool in a variety of situations and activities, and caregivers are often clear about people with … Read more

Vibroacoustic Effectiveness with “Heel Spurs”

Conclusions: These results represent a tentative confirmation of analgesic effectiveness of the vibro-acoustic method in musculoskeletal overload conditions. 2. In order to confirm its effectiveness, it is necessary to conduct further prospective randomized studies with blinding and evaluate the long-term results.

Vibroacoustic Sound Improves Pain Management

“Vibroacoustic therapy is a new sound technology that uses audible sound vibrations to reduce symptoms, invoke relaxation, and alleviate stress. This technology is developed based on the recognition that external vibration can influence body function. Research demonstrates the effectiveness of vibroacoustic therapy. Implications for nurses include investigating the possibilities of vibroacoustic therapy in various nursing … Read more

The Effects of Vibroacoustics on Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations

“In conclusion, VA therapy influences both psychological and physiological processes. Music is received, processed and interpreted in the brain, and the emotional and associating effect of music stimulates psychological processes. At the same time, physical effects go alongside or are the result of psychological activity, and music has an active effect on physical behaviour. These … Read more

Vibroacoustics Induced Neurite Outgrowth

“Abstract Purpose: To investigate the effects of very low-frequency whole body vibration (WBV) stimulation using PC12 m3 cells. Methods: Mutant, drug-hypersensitive, PC12 m3 cells were obtained by means of continuous culture of neural PC12 cells and then stimulated by low-frequency vibration at frequencies of 7–13 Hz for 5–20 min with simultaneous exposure to nerve growth … Read more

Vibroacoustics for Depression

“Conclusions High Amplitude Low Frequency–Music Impulse Stimulation treatment seems to give beneficial effect as an add‐on treatment for depression. HALF‐MIS appears to be a safe and effective add‐on treatment for depression. Results Eighteen patients were randomized to the add‐on treatment and 20 patients to the control group. Both groups show in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale … Read more

Vibrotactile Stimulation Research with Children Who Have Cerebral Injury

“Therapeutic intervention was conducted once a week during 3 months. All subjects were stimulated with vibrotactile stimuli of 40Hz in duration of 20 minutes in order to reduce spasticity. After the ending of the treatment subjects underwent second assessment of motor performance and the classification of lower extremities functions. The results have shown that there … Read more

Music Therapy for People with Autism

“The findings of this updated review provide evidence that music therapy may help children with ASD to improve their skills in primary outcome areas that constitute the core of the condition including social interaction, verbal communication, initiating behaviour, and social‐emotional reciprocity. Music therapy may also help to enhance non‐verbal communication skills within the therapy context. … Read more

Early Use of Vibroacoustic Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinsons

“Conclusion: This case series demonstrates the clinical efficacy of utilizing low frequency (60 Hz) STN stimulation early in the DBS programming course in more advanced PD patients with levodopa responsive gait disturbance and freezing of gait. Activation of a broader stimulation field likely contributed to both axial and segmental symptom improvement while possibly aiding in … Read more

Vibroacoustics and Fibromyalgia Clinical Study

“CONCLUSION: In the present study, the LFSS treatment showed no adverse effects and patients receiving the LFSS treatment showed statistically and clinically relevant improvement. Further phase 2 and 3 trials are warranted. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of LFSS on FM.METHOD: The present open-label study with no control group used a repeated-measures design with no … Read more

University of Toronto Researches Vibroacoustic Therapy

Professor Bartel of the Faculty of Music and his team in the Music and Health Research Collaboratory are exploring the medical effects of low frequency sound and have demonstrated it can play a key role in reducing the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. “Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) consists of low sound frequencies that are transmitted to the … Read more

What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?

“Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) is a type of sound therapy that involves passing pure low frequency sine wave vibrations into the body via a device with embedded speakers.[1][2] This therapy was developed in Norway by Olav Skille in the 1980s.[3] The Food and Drug Administration has approved vibroacoustic therapy for increasing circulation, pain relief, and increasing … Read more

VibroAcoustics Improve Motor Skills for People with Parkinsons

“3. Results 3.1. UPDRS Motor Score at Baseline and Post PAT The total UPDRS motor score was analysed in order to assess the general improvement of motor symptoms in PD patients. Baseline values for both treatment and control groups did not differ (p(b3) = 1). The treatment group started with a baseline UPDRS score of … Read more

Vibroacoustics Improve Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice

” LIV increased angiogenesis and granulation tissue formation at day 7, and accelerated wound closure and re-epithelialization over days 7 and 15. LIV also reduced neutrophil accumulation and increased macrophage accumulation. In addition, LIV increased expression of pro-healing growth factors and chemokines (insulin-like growth factor-1, vascular endothelial growth factor and monocyte chemotactic protein-1) in wounds. … Read more

Research & Articles about Health and Nature

A recent article in the Wallstreet Journal about health and nature prompted me to collect the cited studies for easy reading. “Effect of park prescriptions with and without group visits to parks on stress reduction in low-income parents: SHINE randomized trial.” “Clinic and park partnerships for childhood resilience: A prospective study of park … Read more

Accepting Negative Emotions and Thoughts

Negative emotions are what they are, and if they can arise, they can also pass. Acceptance and healing from trauma takes genuine time. It takes longer when acting with a ‘positivity’ only mindset that ignores the larger picture and refuses to look at what else is happening within. This kind of mindset ignores the larger … Read more