Sound Healing, Part 2: A Conversation with Alexander Tuttle
by Elena Vidrascu, MSc
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Can sound waves heal our bodies and minds? There’s a growing belief that certain holistic healing methods such as sound therapy do lead to positive health outcomes. In my previous podcast episode, I examined the physiological responses we have to audio stimulation, by understanding how our ears and brains process information received audibly through sound waves, and then looking at the relationship between our brain waves and our health in an effort to introduce you to sound healing.
In this episode I will be discussing the practical use of sound for enhancing well-being, with special guest Alexander Tuttle, a sound therapist and musician who holds a private practice in Stokesdale, North Carolina, where he works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, pain, substance abuse, and other trauma-related issues. Listen to the audio, and when you’re finished, be sure to leave me a comment. Do you have any experience with sound healing therapies?
- Alexander Tuttle’s Sound Therapy
- Alexander Tuttle’s Podcast-WISE Whys
- What’s the Buzz? Sound Therapy (NY Times article)
- Neurofeedback: An Integrative Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
- The Healing Power of Sound
- The Effect of Low-Frequency Sound Stimulation on Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Clinical Study
Elena Vidrascu, MSc, recently graduated from Wake Forest University with her MSc in Physiology and Pharmacology. Her primary field of interest is substance abuse, with goals to disseminate information to the public, including addicts and those in recovery, and to influence policy change to push for more integrative approaches towards prevention and treatment. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, doing puzzles, and cuddling with her kitten Maple.
Read all columns in this series:
- Sound Healing for Treatment of Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Stress, and Drug Addiction, Part 1: An Introduction
- Screen Time and Content Might Increase Youth’s Risk to Future Substance Abuse, Part II
- Screen Time and Content Might Increase Youth’s Risk to Future Substance Abuse, Part I
- The Opioid Epidemic: Where Do the Numbers Stand and Where Can We Focus Our Efforts? A Video and Interview
- Could a Dose a Day of Meaningful Social Interactions Help Keep Drug Addiction Away?
- Mike Connors on Treating Youth & Young Adults Struggling with Substance Abuse and Addiction