Vibroacoustic treatment for chronic pain and mood disorders in a specialized healthcare setting

Elsa Anne Campbell, Jouko Hynynen, Esa Ala-Ruona

Abstract


Much of what we know about vibroacoustic treatment and its efficacy has been published in case reports. Recent clinical trials have increased awareness and understanding of this treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease or Fibromyalgia Syndrome. There are no standardized protocols for using vibroacoustic treatment although research has focused on using 40Hz. The rehabilitation unit of [blinded] Central Hospital in [blinded] has used vibroacoustic treatment for more than two decades as part of specialized healthcare in the [blinded] healthcare district. Patient responses have been recorded using Visual Analog Scales showing positive outcomes on several measures including pain and mood. This paper describes vibroacoustic treatment used within this unit, focusing on pain and mood outcomes reported in subjective patient evaluations and comments. 


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