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Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive approach to reducing pain and anxiety and improving quality of life. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place.
Vibroacoustic therapy uses sound to produce vibrations that are applied directly to the body. During the vibroacoustic therapy process, a client lies on the specially designed mat or bed or sits in a chair that is embedded with speakers or transducers which transmit sound into vibrations that travel through the body in a soothing, healing motion that we liken to an "internal massage".
For a fun demonstration that Kate shares on local television, CLICK HERE
Vibroacoustic therapy is based on the principle that life is vibration. Matter, including the human body, vibrates all the time, at various frequencies. Sound and music also vary in frequency. Therefore, when the various frequencies of sound and/or music are converted to vibration which is introduced to the human body, it can be utilized to bring the body into a state of healthy resonance.
Because our bodies are composed mainly of water – approximately 70% for an older person and about 90% for a newborn baby, all of this water is set into motion when the body is exposed to these sound vibrations. As this water is moved by the vibration, its molecules are reacting and communicating with each other. As this communication occurs, harmony and a healthy resonance are restored in the body.
Because vibroacoustic therapy helps improve blood flow, gets the body into the parasympathetic (healing) state, and is a powerful pain-reducing modality, it has many benefits to the brain.
Regarding Alzheimer's Disease: Conclusions from a study at the University of Toronto suggest that 40 Hz stimulation over time can lead to increased cognition. If we combine the effects of VAT with proper nutrition, exercise, and other proven therapies as demonstrated by Dr. Bredesen, Dr. Amen, Dr. Sandison, and others, the benefits can only be magnified.
Recently, a pair of early-stage clinical studies testing the safety and efficacy of 40Hz sensory stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s disease has found that the potential therapy was well tolerated, produced no serious adverse effects and was associated with some significant neurological and behavioral benefits among a small cohort of participants.
Regarding Parkinson's Disease: Another Canadian study was undertaken, examining the benefits of vibroacoustic therapy on patients with Parkinson's disease. Results, though preliminary, showed that there was a significant decrease in rigidity and tremors was shown, as well as a significant increase in step length and improved speed on the grooved pegboard task.
In another excellent (although lengthy) review paper on the value of vibroacoustic therapy for dementia and cognitive decline, there is much to indicate the value of this therapy.
"In this scoping review, we found studies reporting that low frequency sinusoidal sound and mechanical vibration interventions may increase EEG activation and cognitive function as well as alertness and arousal and that these interventions may decrease deviant motor behaviours and the impact on those supporting people with dementia."
Of course there is always a need for more and better research, but since VAT has virtually no chance of creating negative side effects, it is a safe therapy to improve mood and help reduce anxiety and depression. Since these are serious contributors to developing dementia, and are often first signs of cognitive decline, it is definitely a good therapy to use as soon as possible. CLICK HERE for the full study.
If you suffer from acute pain from an injury, chronic pain, neurological issues, have suffered a stroke, are showing any signs of dementia or Alzheimer's or are dealing with progressive diseases like Parkinson’s Disease or COPD, vibroacoustic therapy can help.
This non-invasive, energy-based alternative health approach to wellness has been used for over 40 years to successfully treat patients who have suffered strokes, are dealing with the pain and stress of cancer treatments, have neurological issues or who are recovering from surgeries including knee and hip replacements.
You can go to a trained therapist for a serious medical condition, or purchase a vibroacoustic system for your own use at home or work. Either way, you will benefit from the power of vibroacoustics.
Vibroacoustic therapy can be used in conjunction with any other therapy, whether it is Western allopathic medicine or alternative therapies.
Kate has a Vibroacoustic Therapy, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and Reiki practice at her retreat center, Casas Pacificos, in Punta Carnero, Ecuador. If you are in this area and would like to experience this modality, contact Kate at the link below.
Kate has also trained many other vibroacoustic therapists. Visit THIS PAGE on the Vibroacoustic Therapy website to find someone near you.
Vibroacoustic Therapy is an amazing treatment for many chronic conditions
as well as injuries. The list below is far from exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of the many ways this modality can help.
· Neck, Shoulder and Back pains & Backache
· Stomach pains/colic
· Symptoms of autoimmune diseases like MS
· Constipation, Irregular Bowel Syndrome
· Arthritis including RA
· Impaired blood circulation
· Sport injuries
· Menstrual pains –
· Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)
· Headache, Migraine
· Kidney stones
· Post-operative conditions including knee and hip replacements
· Rett Syndrome
... and many more
Vibroacoustic Therapy treats many different conditions and illnesses.
Vibroacoustic Therapy is a powerful adjunct to any practice that treats clients with chronic pain, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, sports injuries or even cancer. Kate Kunkel provides a certification program that will prepare you to incorporate vibroacoustic therapy in your holistic practice.
To learn more about the benefits of adding sound to your practice, you may enjoy reading this article on The Therapeutic Use of Sound in Alternative and Conventional Medicine
To add vibroacoustics to your practice as a pain specialist, naturopath, chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist or psychotherapist, you will need to purchase vibroacoustic sound equipment, and receive training in the proper use of frequencies and/or special music programs. Kate works with several providers of equipment so if you do not already have a device, she can make a few recommendations based on your budget and plans for your practice.
Kate Kunkel is the creator of the Vibroacoustic Therapy Practitioner Certification Program. The training provides a comprehensive history of the utilization of sound and vibroacoustics for therapeutic purposes along with a detailed explanation of the various frequency programs used to treat specific ailments or conditions. Students have the opportunity to experience the programs during training and are guided in the proper use of each frequency set as they learn how best to administer the therapy.
The course also includes a full set of frequency programs created by Kate Kunkel, based on her more than 20 years of work with vibroacoustics, and comes with a comprehensive manual containing research articles and “prescriptions” for using the frequency programs with specific music for particular outcomes.
To get all the details on how you can add this powerful modality to your existing practice, or create a new Vibroacoustic Therapy Practice, CLICK HERE.
Become a certified vibroacoustic therapist
I came into the course with a very high level understanding of what VAT is, but I’ve learned so much more about the history of the practice as well as the various benefits and use cases of VAT. It truly is a well-designed course and I’d highly recommend it for anyone looking to use VAT as a part of their business or even for personal use. Amzi J.
I took Kate’s course as well. She’s phenomenal! Highly recommend all of you go through her course when you are ready to unlock next level possibilities for your tech and serving your clients. Angie E.
I Loved Kate's class! I took it a while ago and I am so glad I did. It definitely gave me a better understanding to all of it. Also, Kate is such a beautiful soul. Flora J
I have been a nurse for almost 30 years and unfortunately did not know much about how sound and frequencies work in the body. Kate had her work cut out for her guiding me through this course and she did so with grace, structure and rigor. She is incredibly organized, available and accessible for questions and support and has been wonderfully encouraging. She is a talented mentor in all aspects of this work. The vibroacoustic course is truly valuable and I am humbled and grateful to have this experience and opportunity with Kate." Marcy Keefe