How Sound Can Affect Breath

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Did you know that sound can affect your breath in more ways than one? Find out why here.

How Sound Can Affect Breath

Doctors have reported that if you turn up the bass when listening to a song, it can literally take the wind out of you.

If you do this at a very high level, you may find that it is possible for your lungs to collapse. One man stood next to a loudspeaker at a club when he felt a sharp pain in his lung.

Doctors believe that when you listen to incredibly loud music, you may find that pockets of air become trapped in your lung’s outer tissue and when you hit them with a pulse of sound, this can rupture the tissue to the point where air leaks from them.

Abnormal Breathing Sounds

If you feel this sensation, then you may also experience abnormal breathing when exposed to low sound frequencies and you may also find that you experience abnormal breath sounds.

This can include fine crackles, coarse crackles, difficulty taking deep breaths and chronic pain.

Lung auscultation can be done to try and pinpoint the issue and imaging tests can be done to identify nasal flaring or damaged lung tissue.

Either way, if you are in this position then it is classed as being a medical emergency. Thoracic medicine may be required, and a doctor will do a full respiratory system check to ensure that everything is working as it should.

Can Music Lower Your Blood Pressure?

If this scares you then that is understandable, but there have also been some peer-reviewed studies that show that music can also help you to lower your blood pressure.

By taking note of your breath sound when undergoing sound healing therapy and by being aware of your abnormal breathing sounds or normal breath sounds, you can be sure to control your breathing and you can even go on to reap some of the many benefits that music has to offer.

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Music’s Impact on your Heart Health

Music might be able to damage your body and sometimes, lower-pitched sounds heard at a high volume can be dangerous.

That being said, it can also have a positive impact on your nervous system. Sound therapy is often used to have a powerful impact on emotions and sometimes it can even be used to provoke old memories from the past.

Authors have found that when you listen to music, you have a higher heart rate, and you can also speed up your breathing as well.

The Connection between Music and your Heart Rate

Unpleasant music is associated with a lower heart rate, and pleasant music has been associated with a higher heart rate. If you suffer from lung disease, then you should know that music can reduce both pain and anxiety, not to mention that it can improve your mood.

The Primal Response

The reason why sound and music are connected to the heart and lungs so much is because of your primal response.

When you hear a noise and you don’t like it, you will feel scared, and you may even find that your heart starts to pound.

Brain and Body Connection

Your brain and your body are always talking to another, and this is why you become alerted to abnormal breathing sounds when they happen. Some studies have shown that different tempos of music have been linked to an increase or decrease in breathing and heart rate.

Sound, Music and COPD

One interesting study, published by a famous journal known as CHEST has found that music and sound can have a huge impact on those who have COPD.

They found that those who listened to music during therapy experienced better results. Their capacity to workout was much higher and their quality of life was improved overall.

Benefits of Sound Healing

Sound therapy can help with conditions such as COPD. We also know that sound can influence your heart rate as well.

Another interesting point is that sound therapy can help you with things like exercise recovery. If when you work out, you find that you are breathing too heavily and that you are unable to control your lung sounds or your pace of breathing, then this is understandable.

That being said, a lot of issues like this can be caused by you being out of tune with your body. There may also be external factors influencing your breathing, such as anxiety or depression.

Curbing Abnormal Breathing Sounds

Sound therapy can help you to curb these abnormal breath sounds by channelling your energy in a positive way.

Some of the benefits of sound therapy include the fact that it makes you more aware of your breath sound. It also helps you to reduce stress, which again, could be causing abnormal breath sounds when you workout because your cortisol levels are high, and they are impacting your workout.

Sound therapy is also ideal if you want to manage pain or if you want to lower your cholesterol levels.

History of Sound Healing

Using sound to promote healing and your overall wellbeing has been around since the dawn of time. Indigenous Australians, over 40,000 years ago, once used didgeridoos during their healing rituals.

The Egyptians and Sound Healing

Egyptians also utilised sound healing because the pyramids they built were used to create chambers of sound. Even though sound healing has been around for quite some time, modern medicine has changed a lot of the way that we treat things.

Science might be used more favourably to treat lung conditions, but at the same time, sound healing has also been proved to work, by science.

Healing though Vibrations

There is a lot of evidence that suggests that sound healing can help the body to heal through vibrations.

Endorphins and Vibrational Frequency

These benefits go far beyond the upbeat boost you feel when you have a good song on. Every single thing in the universe has a certain vibrational frequency and these are able to interact with your body.

Vocal resonance, breath sounds, stuck energy and more are all related to one another.

Singing Bowls and Your Health

Any trained practitioner in the art of sound healing will tell you that singing bowls can have a big impact on your health.

Singing bowls might not be used as much anymore, but by focusing on breath sounds and by taking note of your body energy, you can be sure to reap the benefits that accompany both sound and music.

 

Ryan Abbott

Ryan Abbott

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