As a positive consequence of being sick and missing class I thought alot about why I got sick and the interaction of multiple variables, rhythms and modulations of effect within my body. I thought about what I could have done to prevent getting sick. I also thought about why I am interested in music therapies, music, and vibrations. The sound healing movement and a multidue of new agers and hippies on youtube seem to make claims to all types of vibration frequencies creating posiituve effects. I find it interesting but I am highly skeptical as there seems to be a lack of evidence supporting any of these claims, and from my own experience my sickness nor migraines were miraculous healed via the snake oil stimuli below. However, I still believe there is some merit to the claims, that is why it perplexes me as to why more research is not undertaken in the field, rather than conjecture and superstition.
I laid in bed for most of the week. I didn't get much reading done, but I did manage to get through the following reading
Sigurdardóttir, G.A, Nielsen, P.M, Ronager, J, Wang, A.G 2019, ‘A Pilot Study on High Amplitude Low Frequency–music Impulse Stimulation as an Add‐on Treatment for Depression’, Brain and behaviour, vol 9.10, e01399, doi:10.1002/brb3.1399
Randomized Control Pilot Study - HALF-MIS) a rebranded form of VAT, claims to stimulate the Vagus nerve in the throat to alleviate symptoms of depression. They used a seated chair, hooked up with an Ipad with music tracks and vibration programs with 20min sessions, using vibration frequencies between. 20hz - 240Hz. Music used was specifically created to be a Calm and pleasant music, natural harmonics, lack of dissonance and abrupt dynamics