Professor in Physical therapist, UK
*Corresponding author: Jennifer Warters, Professor in Physical therapist, UK
Submission: October 15, 2020;Published: February 19, 2021
Volume5 Issue5February, 2021
This paper updates a study of Tinnitus published in 2016 and demonstrates how the client work has evolved. An international online tinnitus clinic now offers a structured. Programme of self-help with email support and an element of counselling. A single alignment tone now replaces the sequence of individual tones that were initially required. for each client. Where clients are willing to sustain the programme of practice and address underlying causative factors, this method has proved successful in eradicating. this debilitating condition.
Keywords: Ancient; Anxiety; Auditory cortex; Alignment; Brain; Behaviour; Beliefs; Consciousness; Conflict; Coherence; Emotional; Electromagnetic field; Emerald; Frequency; Healing; Holistic; Lifestyle; Meridians; Mental; Neurology; Orthodox medicine; Pineal gland; Patterns; Ray; Resistance; Relaxation; Safeguarding; Stress; Spiritual; Tension; Toning; Voice; Vibration; Vocal toning
As a speech and language generic specialist, I was employed by the National Health Service Trust in the north of England. My role was to coordinate and deliver an area wide service to adults with learning disabilities and children with special needs. Over a thirty-year period, I had had extensive experience as a clinician, working in hospitals, schools and community settings. However, exploration into alternative means of expression and an interest in the impact of the voice on health prompted me to leave my profession to train in holistic therapies with the Academy of Spiritual Sciences. This study deepened my understanding of the links between communication and consciousness, vocal sound vibration and the principles of healing. Several years later as Principal and senior tutor therapist for the Academy, I established Light Voice, a holistic voice consultancy. Therapeutic intervention combined the use of vocal toning, energy alignment, music and colour. Further research programmes document an integrative approach to healing with different client groups (Figure 1).
My work with tinnitus began in 2007 and the goal of my tinnitus research has been to further enhance the potential for healing tinnitus by combining energy alignment with the human voice. The positive clinical results offer hope in what is currently perceived by the medical profession to be an incurable condition.
What is tinnitus?
The Latin word for tinnitus comes from the word ‘tintinare’ which means to make a ringing or jangling sound. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a noise in your ear or head when there is no external cause. Current statistics show that over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases, (American Tinnitus Association). 6 million people in the UK suffer from tinnitus and The British Tinnitus Association revealed in 2018 that the number of people living with the hearing condition is set to increase by more than 500,000 over the next decade. It is increasingly affecting millions across the globe.
Tinnitus can arise from a wide range of underlying causes and may be triggered by noise pollution, technology, diagnostic scanners, childhood trauma, mental stress or emotional conflict. Onset is gradual or sudden with intermittent or constant disturbance.
Current medical opinion states that there is no known cure and sufferers are advised to learn to live with what is often a crippling disorder. Medical research using technology to mask the noise has shown limited and variable response. Tinnitus is a symptom not a disease and in metaphysical terms, tinnitus is the manifestation of dissonance within the physical body and within the subtle energy anatomy, which relates to our sensory awareness, thought patterns and intuitive faculties.
A holistic approach means that the whole person is taken into account, not just the physical body but emotional and mental health as well as the spiritual aspect. It has been proved by science that we are physical bodies enveloped in an electromagnetic field of subtle energy. The subtle energy system links to the body through an anatomical structure mirroring the physical anatomy. Recognised for thousands of years and referred to by many names including chi or prana, it is the life force which animates the physical body and when it withdraws, death ensues. Mapped since ancient times, a highly complex network of meridian channels acts as a transport system to disseminate this subtle energy throughout the body. This holistic approach is based on an understanding of energy and vibration and its impact on our ability to listen as well as its impact on health (Figure 2).
As stated, the human body emits a multidimensional electromagnetic field composed of vibrational waves or frequencies. These frequencies correspond to the cognitive thought processes and to sensory perception, each of which influence physiology and anatomical function (Figure 3).
The energy waves transmit information to every part of the body, reflecting what we are thinking and how we are feeling. Our thoughts and emotions affect not only our own energy system but also others around us in profound ways. By aligning to positive frequencies, we are able to correct imbalance.
The action of light and its effect on the body
Light waves vibrate at specific frequencies measured as nanometers (nm) a unit of length in the metric system, resonating with effect at the cellular level.
The impact of voice
A French musician-acupuncturist together with a scientist, researched the effects of the human voice on cells in the laboratory. Red blood cells were shown to radiate with inner light and to alter in size and shape (Maman F ). We hear the human voice more than any other sound and it provides the best nourishment for the brain (Tomatis A ) (Figure 4).
Toning is a powerful and ancient method of healing with the voice. Using the voice in this focused way, energizes the brain and stimulates and regenerates the central nervous system to activate our own self -healing mechanism (Warters ). This process sends acoustic stimulation to every part of the body, triggering a plethora of internal sensations that turn the body into a vibrating instrument. The toning process is non-invasive but powerful in its action.
How toning works
Specific sound syllables combining consonants and vowels, create tones of healing vibrations which stimulate the neural pathways. In this way, toning is a powerful method of harmonizing the irregular and dissonant vibrations by attuning the signal to higher frequencies which act as a magnet to align and harmonize the vibratory field. This process recharges the ear, enabling it to attune to higher frequencies by releasing inner tensions which facilitates neural connections. Vocal toning provides nourishment for the brain, dispelling anxiety through simple vocal techniques (Figure 5).
The action of toning releases emotional distress from the meridian network by creating a resonance of sound which ripples through the subtle energy to dispel emotions from the body and release anxiety from the mind. It draws upon the body’s natural inbuilt systems of self-healing to strengthen and balance the electromagnetic field and invigorate energetic flow. If we can reduce tension and balance the pressure within the middle ear, we facilitate the transduction process within the inner ear where electrical signals are transmitted to the auditory cortex. A structured and monitored Programme of energy alignment and a specific alignment tone, instils positive feelings which enhance the healing process.
Toning allows adjustment and attunement to higher frequencies, clarifying perception, assisting positive choices, effecting change and behaviour.
Bound by our beliefs
Toning impacts memory via the limbic system. Memory is based in experience which forges belief systems and impacts on perception and behaviour. The new science of epigenetics demonstrates the link between belief, intention and biological processes.
The use of the voice in toning has a positive neurophysiological effect, creating resonant harmonics used since ancient times by many cultures to open a gate to different planes of conscious awareness. According to ancient Persian medicine, the sense of hearing is above all other senses and is connected to memory, intellect, knowledge and higher faculties. Trained mystics of the East, worked in practical ways with sound, they believed that the sound of /ah/ stimulates the heart centre because the vibratory frequency of the letter /a/ radiates a feeling of sympathy, power and magnetism. The vowel sound of /ee/gives a clear sound and feeling and /ee/ vibrates up the nasal septum and stimulates the root of the pineal gland. In the human body the pineal gland links to higher states of consciousness. Indigenous people believed the human voice to be the best instrument and most effective for healing (Chisti H ).
Toning is more effective when combined with energy alignment. Alignment is the process of converting subtle energies into biochemical formulas to heal and regenerate. It promotes overall health by boosting the function of the immune system. The emerald alignment which is a transformative process is based on the principle that energy follows thought. Through repeated practice of this alignment, healing emerald light is absorbed into the auric field. The recommended Emerald Alignment exercise, if practised on a daily basis, energises the body systems and has a positive and lasting effect. The emerald alignment focuses upon a specific wavelength visible to the human eye. The colour of emerald green is in the mid frequency of the visible spectrum and corresponds to the matter element i.e., nature and the natural world of grass and trees (Figure 6).
In energetic terms the higher emerald green frequency equates with coherence, where everything fits together in a unified whole. Emerald green is the interface between the material and the nonmaterial elements. Evidential research has statistically proved that the colour of emerald raises the vibration of the physical body. All atoms have magnetic properties due to the spinning action of the atom’s electrons and will therefore magnetise to an accelerated frequency. It is a principle of healing that energy follows thought, therefore where we put our attention is key. Focusing on the accelerated frequency of emerald green aligns our atoms and molecules to coherence, balance and harmony. The spine is the core and central conduit for this energy. As we focus on the anatomical structure of the body, we are linking body, mind and spirit, fusing subtle energy with the matter of the physical body. Through this process, the higher frequencies of vibration (energy) are downloaded, they flow from the crown of the head to the feet to ensure that the energy is grounded and earthed. Thus, the higher and lower frequencies are integrated, and a transformative process begins.
Strengthening the personal field
The human energy field is oval in shape and the emerald alignment exercise is completed by focusing attention to the outer rim (approximately at arms-length). Focusing attention to the boundary of the personal field i.e., to the intuitive band strengthens coherence and integrity. The blue higher frequency of colour shown in the diagram (See Appendix) correlates with the higher mental intuitive faculties and is used 6 to seal this field. This is effective but temporary and should be repeated at intervals (Lamb C [5,6]).
Where clients are willing to sustain the programme of practice, address underlying causative factors and make the lifestyle changes required, this method has proved successful in eradicating this debilitating condition. However, the study also demonstrates that some clients are unable to alter their negative beliefs about their tinnitus i.e., the belief that whatever methods they try, their tinnitus will remain the same because there is no known cure. Low expectations and negative thought processes inhibit success because actions follow thoughts and belief.
1. 2015 Research Group1: 10 Clients with Tinnitus (Figure 7).
2. 2016 Research Group 2: 14 Clients with Tinnitus (Figure 8).
Figure 7: 10 Clients with Tinnitus.
Figure 8: 14 Clients with Tinnitus.
The programme required commitment to sustain the disciplined toning and energy alignment practice on a daily basis and there was a requirement to address lifestyle changes to reduce stress levels All clients who completed the programme experienced a sustained improvement or their symptoms were eradicated.
1. Willingness to engage in a disciplined practice.
2. Belief that the condition could be eradicated.
3. Personal empowerment.
Of those who failed to complete the programme, none took part for more than 7 days.
1. Impatience. 2. Reluctance to engage in a structured programme. 3. Unwillingness to address need for change.
Patterns of resistance
Toning impacts at both the physical and the subtle energy levels and may ignite subconscious patterns of resistance. Cognitive neurological processes involved in interpreting experience can conflict with the intuitive processes which resonate at a higher frequency. An over analytical mind can be an initial impediment to progress. Intention is not connected to thinking or rationalising, an analytical mind cannot help 8 where there is mental conflict. There is a need to let go of mental control and trust the process in order to achieve optimum results. Sustaining the programme is an act of faith.
Where there is a history of mental health issues, abuse or addiction, it may be advisable to begin with emerald alignment only to strengthen the subtle energy field in preparation for the toning programme.
66-year-old retired policeman with a six - year history of tinnitus, with worsening symptoms. Sudden onset of tinnitus following an MRI scan. ‘Within two weeks, the volume of my tinnitus had reduced, not a dramatic reduction but on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst, I was now about 8. The following week saw further reduction in volume and short periods where there was no tinnitus at all. When doing the breathing and alignment exercises, I noticed I became very warm, and also felt a tingling similar to electrical impulses in my legs and hands and afterwards felt totally relaxed. The tinnitus is now down to an average of 5 and sometimes as low as 2 or even zero, the trend is definitely towards freedom (Figure 9).
Figure 9: To show the emerald alignment process.
This programme does not work when:
1. The client over thinks in an effort to maintain control.
2. Where there is reluctance to commit to a disciplined practice.
3. Where the client is not yet ready to acknowledge inherent causative factors.
4. Where there is a reluctance to accept personal responsibility for choice and change.
For those willing to set aside conditioned beliefs, the programme offers personal empowerment through self-help, enabling the individual to take responsibility for their future health, safe in the knowledge that they have the tools to manage any recurrence with or without recourse to a therapist. Below is a video presentation covering a study of Tinnitus intervention combining the human voice (Toning) and Energy Alignment to illustrate the benefits of using a holistic alternative self-help approach to eradicate Tinnitus. This presentation was 9 delivered at the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda & Acupuncture in Barcelona, Spain on 12th March 2018. https:// youtu.be/dEFXqFITk-4.
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