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sound therapyFringe medicine
The use of sound as a therapeutic modality, which is linked to the release of hormones and other factors, including the so-called harmonic factor. Sound therapy is said to affect physiologic parameters, including breathing and heart rate, blood pressure and neuromuscular tone, and is allegedly useful in Alzheimer’s disease, hospice environments for the terminally ill, childbirth, dentistry and psychotherapy. Some sound therapists use handheld devices to apply sounds directly to the body surface, a practice of questionable efficacy.