Author: Kimiko KAWANO1, Keiichiro KITA2 and Yasuharu NAKAMURA3
Affiliation: 1Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan) 2The Society for Sound Healing (Tokyo, Japan) 3Showa University, Emeritus Professor (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci
Other: Volume ID: 27 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 69 , Word Count: 188
Plenty of methods have used music and various sounds to get healing effects and brain activations. Kawano and Yoichi1) have reported about hypersonic effects on EEGs and about changes in the auditory brain functions, while stimulating each ear with anomalous sounds. Kawano has also carried out many experiments related to sounds using crystal bowls and harmony-bells (tuning forks). Also, Kawano investigated healing effects through hearing or directly feeling those pure and harmonic vibrations. Stimulation methods to each ear by different sounds and also brain activa-tions of rapid listening have been discussed using EEGs. Abnormal or unusual sensory stimulations can easily induce altered states of consciousness. In this session, various differences in physiological responses with changes in three components of sound, loudness, pitch and timbre, and also the response changes in the auditory and somatosensory perceptions with changes in three components of music, rhythm, harmony and melody will be considered. Finally, sound healing effects will be discussed in the context of some practical demonstrations.
1) Kawano, K. and Yoichi, H.: Effects on the Brain by Sound Stimulations under Consideration of High Frequency Band. J. Intl. Soc. Life Info. Sci. 26(2) 247-251, 2008..