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    • sound therapy studies.

      Clinical sound therapy studies focus on theta brainwaves, the balancing of brain hemispheres and binaural beats:

        • breathwork studies.

          Clinical breathwork studies focus on the autonomic nervous system and vagus nerve:

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        sound therapy studies.

        [1] Gerald Oster – Auditory beats in the brain

        [2] Wikipedia – Brainwave entrainment

        [3] Michael Hutchison – Theta brainwaves: “miraculous resolutions” at the crossover point

        [4] Clinique Psyché in Montreal, Quebec – Use of binaural beat tapes for treatment of anxiety: a pilot study of tape preference and outcomes

        [5] Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK – A prospective, randomised, controlled study examining binaural beat audio and pre-operative anxiety in patients undergoing general anaesthesia for day case surgery

        [6] Tina L. Huang, PhD & Christine Charyton, PhD – A comprehensive review of the psychological effects of brainwave entrainment

        [7] Lyz Cooper MA, MSc, FICNM – Sound affects: sound therapy, altered states of consciousness and improved health and wellbeing

        [8] Eugene O. Peniston, Ed.D., A.B.M.P.P., B.C.E.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S. – The Peniston-Kulkosky brainwave neurofeedback therapeutic protocol: The future psychotherapy for alcoholism/PTSD/behavioral medicine

        [9] Centro de Magnetoencefalografía Dr. Pérez Modrego, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain – Impact of auditory stimulation at a frequency of 5 Hz in verbal memory

        [10] binauralbeatsmeditation.com – Binaural beats therapy stimulates long life & wellbeing hormones

        [11] Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland – Structural changes induced by daily music listening in the recovering brain after middle cerebral artery stroke: a voxel-based morphometry study

        [12] Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia

        [13] The New England journal of medicine – Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly

        [14] Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA – Music therapy increases serum melatonin levels in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

        [15] University of Rochester – Effects of music therapy on Huntington’s Disease

        [16] Sage open – Neuro-music therapy for recent-onset tinnitus : a pilot study

        [17] Brain Stimulation – Real-time sonified neurofeedback stimulation for the management and relaxation of patients on the autism spectrum

        [18] Wikipedia – High-intensity focused ultrasound

        [19] UCL Ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer developed

        [20] Klipsch – Digital vs analog audio: an overview

        [21] Wikipedia – Cymatics

        [22] Amazon – The hidden messages in water, Masaru Emoto

        [23] Hans Cousto – The cosmic octave tuning forks

        [24] Wikipedia – Schumann resonances

        [25] Kelly Dickerson, Live Science – Earth’s magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster now

        theories.

        breathwork studies.

        [26] Wikipedia – Vagus nerve

        [27] PLOS – Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways

        [28] Jordan Fallis, Optimal Living Dynamics – How to stimulate your vagus nerve for better mental health

        [29] Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany – Treatment of chronic migraine with transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagal nerve (auricular t-VNS): a randomized, monocentric clinical trial

        [30] The journal of clinical psychiatry – A Breathing-Based Meditation Intervention for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Following Inadequate Response to Antidepressants: A Randomized Pilot Study

        [31] Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph – Deep breathing calms you down because brain cells spy on your breath

        [32] Wikipedia – Amygdala

        [33] Neuroscience news – Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

        [34] Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, USA – Breathing variability at rest is positively associated with 24-h blood pressure level

        [35] Department of Health and Human Physiology, The University of Iowa, USA – Contrasting effects of afferent and efferent vagal nerve stimulation on insulin secretion and blood glucose regulation

        [36] Division of Preventive and Social Medicine, Pranangklao General Hospital, Nonthaburi, Thailand – Hypoglycemic effect of sitting breathing meditation exercise on type 2 diabetes

        [37] Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA – Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness

        [38] Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), Seoul, Korea – Localized cortical thinning in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

        [39] Dept Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA – Role of the vagus nerve in the development and treatment of diet-induced obesity

        [40] CSH Press, Learning & Memory – Vagus nerve stimulation reduces cocaine seeking and alters plasticity in the extinction network

        [41] Wikipedia – Hippocampus

        [42] The journal of neuroscience – Nasal respiration entrains human limbic oscillations and modulates cognitive function

        [43] Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Göteborg University, Mölndal, Sweden – Cognition-enhancing effect of vagus nerve stimulation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: a pilot study

        [44] Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand – Placebo-controlled vagus nerve stimulation paired with tones in a patient with refractory tinnitus: a case report

        [45] Wikipedia – Cytokine

        [46] Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA – Vagus nerve stimulation inhibits cytokine production and attenuates disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis

        [47] Wiley online library – Vagus Nerve Stimulation for treatment of partial seizures: 1. A controlled study of effect on seizures

        [48] Epilepsy Foundation – Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

        [49] Department of Radiology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, USA – Safety and efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation in fibromyalgia: a phase I/II proof of concept trial

        [50] Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Cardiovascolari, University of Cagliari, Italy – Vagal nerve stimulation improves cerebellar tremor and dysphagia in multiple sclerosis

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