Fibromyalgia

How Does Low Frequency Sound Therapy Help Fibromyalgia?

Sound therapy is one of those things that many of us don’t think about until it’s presented to us. Because of that, it’s definitely something that we feel that you should be looking at.

In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at low frequency sound therapy (sometimes referred to as just LFST) and how it can help us to live a life that has a lot less pain and a lot more freedom.

What Is Low Frequency Sound Therapy and What Makes it So Unique?

As you likely know, sound is something that many of us get to enjoy and work with, pretty much every day.

We deal with really loud sounds that hurt our ears, and quiet ones that soothe us. Either way, the energy from sound is actually incredibly powerful.

With low frequency sound, the wavelengths that move the sound from place to place are very low, and can be below a complete Hertz (which is the measurement of wavelengths) in frequency.

The thing is, our ears are not good enough to hear these low of frequencies (even though some of our friends in the animal kingdom may be able to).

So, if we can’t hear it, what does it do? Even though we may not be able to hear it, the low frequency sounds are still occurring.

It’s like the old question, “If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one to hear it, does it still make a sound?”

Technically, yes, because the energy that is exerted to create the sound is there whether someone’s there to hear it or not.

That’s exactly how low frequency works. No, you can’t hear it, but the energy is still being emitted.

That energy is believed to have a lot of different properties, which is why therapies like this have been developed.

So, with low frequency sound therapy, you’ve got something unique. You can’t hear the noises that are coming through to you, but that energy is believed to have the ability to help reduce pain and heal injuries.

The sound goes into every part of your body (much like any other type of energy would) and it encourages the cells to act as they should.

It makes your white blood cells work so that your immune system is healthy, and it makes your red blood cells transfer oxygen all over your body.

Your skin cells and tissue cells reproduce, and injuries heal as a result. Overall, the vibrations and energy are meant to push your body to do what it’s meant to do.

It is usually used on areas that are inflamed or that are in a lot of pain (usually chronic, but it can also be used for basic injuries).

Low Frequency Sound Therapy for Fibromyalgia

How Can Low Frequency Sound Therapy Alleviate Fibromyalgia Pain?

Okay, so now that we have a better idea as to what low frequency sound therapy is, how does it relate to our struggles and study of fibromyalgia?

Honestly, it’s a field that is still being studied, but there are a number of things that have been attributed to low frequency sound therapy that can make a significant difference in the lives of those who use it to deal with their fibromyalgia symptoms. Here are just a few.

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, then you are probably well aware of all of the pain that you feel, all over your body.

This chronic pain can really be a bother, and it’s hard to make it so that you’re not always fighting it.

Your body is exhausted and you likely have a hard time sleeping because the pain is just that intense on a daily basis.

Low frequency sound therapy can actually play a huge role in this, because it can help to focus on the trigger points where you are dealing with the most pain, and then help to relieve the stress and pain that happens throughout that area of the body.

The low frequency sound therapy can also help to loosen the muscles around those trigger points, which makes it a lot easier for you to relax and cope with the pain that may come as well.

Of course, there are a variety of different things that can also be helped by low frequency sound therapy as well.

The fatigue that you often feel as a part of chronic pain can be relieved, mainly because you’re getting enough sleep during the night and you don’t have to worry about dealing with your pain throughout the rest of the entire day.

With that, you will also notice a difference in how much trouble you have sleeping (insomnia, staying asleep in the night, etc).

You may also notice that you are feeling a lot less stressed – anxiety is incredibly common in those that suffer from fibromyalgia, so you need to do something in order to make sure that you have everything under control with your stress.

It’s not incredibly certain why this type of therapy assists stress and anxiety, but there are theories that include the fact that tension is released from muscles and tissues, and that the sounds, even though you cannot hear them, play a big role in helping the mind to relax because of the tones and the vibrations.

There are a lot of things that go on with fibromyalgia that make it difficult to understand, and there has been a lot of research up to this point, but there still needs to be more so we can solve the puzzle.

Because of that, it’s important to find types of therapy that will work right for you and your particular symptoms.

Low frequency sound therapy is just one of many different types of therapy that can help, and there are plenty of home remedies that can grant you relief as well.

Either way, if you’re looking for more relief or to try something new and natural, low frequency sound therapy should definitely be on the list of options that you’re considering.

References:

http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_lfst.html

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/good-vibrations-using-sound-treat-disease

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/11/music.aspx

2 Comments

  • I am getting to know about low-frequency sound now for the first time. I would however like to know if low frequency sound therapy can be used for ailments that cause minor pain or is it strictly for chronic pain ailments like fibromyalgia.

  • I have used something called binaural beats which is Hz frequency made to heal or work with a specific part of the body. I am not sure if this is the same thing but it has helped me with my neck pain. I have something wrong with my occipital nerves at the base of the skull that cause severe pain and these things have helped me, along with ice and my TENs unit.

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