Multiple studies have reported that between 70% and 90% of ALL visits to the doctor are rooted in stress. That is an enormous number. Even more eye-popping is the statistic that only 3% of doctor’s visits are made because a patient is concerned about stress.
A note to holistic practitioners here: It’s the same for you! 70% to 90% of the people who come to your practice with all kinds of challenges, have conditions rooted in stress. It is essential that you educate both yourself and your clients about the stress response.
This situation is so prevalent globally, that long before our current pandemic, the World Health Organization declared that Stress is the epidemic of the 21st Century.
And all that stress is amplified during the actual viral pandemic we are currently experiencing.
Chronic stress is more damaging and longer lasting that any pandemic will ever be!
Just to give you an idea of the prevalence, here is an image that lists just a few conditions rooted in stress. You might recognize one or more of these.
Traditional medicine and dealing with only physical symptoms, has proven to be ineffective in helping people with chronic stress. If it was effective, we wouldn’t be seeing 70% to 90% numbers year after year.
Holistic medicine brings us a ray of hope. Holistic medicine is defined by healthline.com as
“Holistic medicine is a whole-body approach to healthcare. It aims to improve health and wellness through the body, mind, and soul. Usually, holistic medicine combines traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Your exact treatment plan will depend on the type of holistic specialty.”
It’s in the field of complementary medicine where Sound Wellness (sound healing and sound therapy) shines.
Stress and relaxation are created through the release of hormones from your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
And sound is FOOD for your nervous system. We all know that there is Junk Food, Good Food and Super Food.
It’s the same with sound. Junk sound, like traffic noise, increases the release of hormones that create the stress response.
Good sound, like nature sounds, stimulates hormones that activate the parasympathetic system, allowing your body to rest and digest.
Super sound, like singing bowls, will support the release of tension and stuck emotional energy and stimulate the natural healing ability of the body.
I will never recommend that any particular modality be used exclusive of all others. We are complex, multidimensional beings and need a variety of tools and methods to support our wellbeing.
Sound Wellness is an effective tool to add to this basket because it affects your nervous system – and so much more – directly.
The field of sound healing and sound therapy is exploding right now with research, products, tools and training. There are numerous modalities even within sound healing and sound therapy and this list is growing. There are many great tools a holistic health practitioner can choose from to complement your service to your clients.
Why is Sound Healing such a powerful modality? Because sound works at the basic foundation of matter itself – as vibrational energy.
Sound is an energy that, combined with your intention, can CHANGE HOW MATTER ITSELF VIBRATES. And Sound Healing is a natural complement to so many other modalities.
The right choice of sound can effortlessly
- create relaxation
- reduce or eliminate pain
- boost your immune system
- diminish depression
- dissolve emotional blocks
- stimulate the natural healing ability of your body
- accelerate growth in consciousness
- give you peace
- and so much more…
If you are a holistic practitioner, here are a few ways sound can support your practice:
- Music for your waiting room & sessions
- Tibetan singing bowl in a massage session
- An amplifier for energy modalities
- Pain reduction
- Emotional healing
- Stimulate and stabilize the nitric oxide cycle
The Sound Wellness website offers so many ways to explore the world of sound and music for your health and wellbeing. Here are a few ways you can explore the site:
- Scroll down on the main page to the Stress Test and set a benchmark for where you are today.
- Click on the button “Support during COVID-19” for information about our Tools for Health and Resilience program.
- Check out our training programs for Self-care, Practitioner Certification and Corporate Wellness.
- Join our newsletter to stay in touch.
- Check out the many products in our Store for ways to bring more ahhh… to your day.
- Learn more about how sound and music supports wellbeing on the Blog.
In Health and Harmony,