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


  • Elsa Anne Campbell University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Jouko Hynynen Seinäjoki Central Hospital
  • Esa Ala-Ruona University of Jyväskylä, Finland



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. 

Author Biographies

Elsa Anne Campbell, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Doctoral student of Music Therapy at the Music Therapy Clinic for Research and Training, Department of Music,P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland & Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research

Jouko Hynynen, Seinäjoki Central Hospital

Vibrac-practitioner at Seinäjoki Central Hospital in the South Ostrobothnia Healthcare district, Hanneksenrinne 7, 60220 Seinäjoki, Finland

Esa Ala-Ruona, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Associate professor and senior researcher at the Music Therapy Clinic for Research and Training, Department of Music,P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland & Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research


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