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Allopathic versus Energy Medicine for those on the Autism Spectrum: A Discussion

As far as I am concerned ‘typical’ versus ‘alternative’ therapies/treatments, or allopathic  versus energy medicine, should work together.  There should not be a debate of one over the other. So this is a discussion of how both can be viewed in a collaborative way.

I have had the privilege to meet and befriend Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, a HarvardMedicalSchool researcher.  Her book, The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be, is sharing an interesting and informative perspective on how autism is not a hardwired programming of one’s genes. She draws from new research, technology, and personal insights and guides her reader towards restoring health. Allopathic medicine has years of research to support it.

My books, Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy and more recently The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link, discuss the foundation for how sound, vibration, and a subtle body energy system support change for each person, and in this case those on the autism spectrum, with learning, development and wellness challenges. The approach, known as The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®, uses specific sound-based therapies to restore overall wellness. Energy medicine, specifically with those approaches using sound, has not had the opportunity for years of data driven research yet as the measurement tools are either not created or within easy access.  Also funding for research in this field is not easy to obtain.

So this discussion will look at Dr. Herbert’s comments followed by a comment about sound and energy as I see it.  From a ‘sound’ perspective, it is important for the reader to understand that this discussion considers ‘sound energy’ not from a hearing or sensory perception perspective, but rather from a brain/body response at the cellular level.[1]

Dr. Herbert comments that “the health of the body can affect the function of the brain…(and) while autism certainly involves the brain, it is really a problem of the whole body, including the brain, from molecules to cells, from organs to metabolism, from immune to digestive systems.”[2]  She discusses how brain network problems may be weaker for those on the autism spectrum and as a result have network problems.  “Brain networks are built out of brain cells.  The brain cells are in the body and the whole body is having health problems….maybe the brain networks in autism are weaker because the cells are having a tough time….then improving the whole body’s health might trickle up to the brain and put more energy into the brain networks.  With more energetic networks, the brain should have more resources to coordinate…all the things that are challenged for people with autism.”[3]

With sound energy, there is a recently identified subtle energy system in our body called The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection. Einstein suggested that the entire world has complex fields of energy interacting with each other.  By manipulating the body’s energy fields, of which The Voice-Ear-Brain is one, the body’s cellular physiology is restored and balanced. Subtle energy systems in the body are composed of matter with different frequency characteristics than the physical body. Both the physical and energy systems can coexist in the body, so says the physics principle called The Principle of Nondestructive Coexistence.  Both systems work in tandem yet separately.  The subtle energy systems synergistically support the functioning of the physical body.  So with that understood, the brain as within The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection is the conductor for the body’s overall wellness energetically.  Each cell in the body has its own sound frequency which the brain understands.  The brain networks are interpreting these cellular sound responses and control the body’s wellness.[4]

Dr. Herbert reported that many researchers suggest the brain’s web is less networked for those on the autism spectrum.  She shares Dr. David Beversdorf;s findings that ‘The connectivity problems are not hardwired.  They can change, and fast…and the brain will…access its networks more fully.”[5]  While the research is not hard data, the response from clients using specific sound-based therapies as utilized within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® show that change can also happen quickly—the brain appears to have ‘tuned up’ the cellular frequencies resonating between the voice, ear, and brain.  Change is typically noticed in learning and developmental issues initially. This change does not happen as quickly if the body’s wellness is not supporting the learning changes.  The voice demonstrates which cellular wellness issues are out of balance.  Once all three—voice, ear, and brain—are resonating in balance, change has been reported as happening more quickly.

Dr. Herbert talks about ‘A Web of Problems’. She says: “Our whole-body, whole-brain webs are constantly sending signals at every imaginable level—inside our cells, among our cells, using molecules and electricity…and in complicated waves and patterns.  When we’re healthy…these signals travel clearly and strongly from one part of the web to another…..Think of it like an orchestra.”[6]  So too with specific sound-based therapies as applied within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®—the waves of sound patterns need to be orchestrated at the brain to balance the body.

Dr. Herbert discusses how many doctors believe that autism is a “way the brain and body behave when their cells are having a hard time.  Their treatment(s)….aim to get the cells to work better…to restore overall health.”[7]  So too with sound energy—the approach works to balance the cellular frequencies to restore overall wellness. 

“Autism may be more of a ‘state’ that can change than a ‘trait’ that is fixed and unchangeable”[8]—so says Dr. Herbert. She suggests that change occurs once the blockage is removed.  Specific sound-based therapies can unblock held negative energy body responses so that the person can either move forward with their development or respond better with their overall wellness.  Many of my clients have lost the ‘autism’ diagnosis after having this energy unblocked.  Sound therapy does not address the diagnosis, rather it addresses the energetic patterns in the body, yet the diagnosis has been changed for some, especially when combined with traditional types of medicine.  The time has come to use both body systems to enhance, support and change how those on the autism spectrum function. 

While many individual sound-based therapies have been utilized over the past 50-60 years with either minimal or great success, one must be cautioned that as with medication, one should not use sound therapy randomly.  So don’t just ‘try’ sound-based therapy; such as hoping an aspirin will take away a headache.  What is the reason for the headache?  After reading Dr. Herbert’s book, I feel that she is suggesting that each person on the autism spectrum needs to help their own body’s challenges as it relates to their own specific needs.  So too with sound therapy: The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® emphasizes the need to use the correct sound-based therapies identified with appropriate testing to determine if, when, how long and in what order the specific sound-based therapies should be used to make appropriate change for each person based on their specific needs.  Typical vs alternative, allopathic vs energy—both should be working in tandem and separately as the pioneers in energy medicine have suggested.

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[1] For those for whom this is a new concept, please review either www.cycleofsound.com or read the book The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link by Dorinne Davis.

[2] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012, p 7.

[3] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[4] Davis, Dorinne. The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link. New Pathways Press, Newton, NY. 2012. pp.13-17.

[5] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[6] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 16-17.

[7] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 64.

[8] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 1107.

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Sound Therapy and the Needs of the Autism Community

The ideas within this blog were first presented as Comments for Autism Spectrum News “The Promise of Research” in 2008 and have been updated limitedly.  Have things changed that much? You Decide. 

 

Sound-based therapy, as a field, is at its inception stage.  Therefore, the promise of research is exciting for this field.  Sound therapy is often thought of as a ‘hearing’ response but it entails much more than that.  Sound therapy uses the energy of the body.  For any person with a disability, whether it be autism or another disability, the possibility of repatterning ‘their sound energy’ is quite exciting.  The concepts of sound-based therapy revolve around 5 laws connecting the voice, the ear, and the brain and the fact that the cells of the body emit and receive vibrational sound frequencies. This philosophy is now called The Davis Model of Sound Intervention™.  There are a number of sound-based therapies that incorporate these factors and make change for each individual.  The key is determining where the person is utilizing sound inappropriately and support the body to make natural self change.  A diagnostic test battery has been designed for this purpose called the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®).  Research can help determine how the vibrational energy of sound can impact each individual, both with the particular therapies and the test battery.  To date, limited research has been done with a few of the various therapies but not on the concept of sound’s impact on the body, especially with sound-based therapy.  This must be done in the near future.

 

For the autistic population, the research is especially important because each case of autism is unique.  For example, why do some children appear to react negatively to vaccinations?  The process is very involved but can be understood better if the body was looked at as an energy emitting/receiving source.  The “Frequency Equivalent™” of the vaccination may be one that is not positively received by the body’s frequencies and therefore the body reacts negatively.  If the body as a whole was evaluated by frequency, issues associated with the many different challenges associated with ‘autism’ and other wellness responses could be identified, and this information could then be used separately with sound-based therapy or in conjunction with other medical practitioner’s therapies.  This idea has been implemented with a few autistic children with good success but needs to be further defined with research.  The sound-based therapy associated with sound frequency holds great potential for identifying root cause wellness issues.

 

Another example would be for the autistic child with developmental and learning challenges.  Are they hearing sound too sensitively? Are they unable to process incoming sound (not hearing) stimulation appropriately?  Are there vestibular challenges?  Does the child lose contact easily with the world around them?  These issues are all related to how we process ‘sound’ between the voice, the ear, and the brain.  Although the five laws are known, further research needs to be done to demonstrate how important these 5 laws are to a child’s development.  Although the body’s response is inherent in each person, distortions in perception of sound can alter how one develops language, uses language for communication, socially connects with others, uses balance/coordination skills, pays attention and stays focused, and so much more.  Research incorporating the autistic child’s response to sound utilizing the voice, ear, and brain hopefully will lead to treatment options that can be used in educational practices.  And the research should not just stop with 3 of the 5 laws.  For total change, all five laws should be included in the research.

 

With the increased numbers of autistic children in the United States, it is imperative that all possibilities for diagnosis and therapy be explored, including alternative approaches.  Both the ‘why it happened’ and the ‘what can make foundational change’ need to be explored.  Sound-based therapy with appropriate diagnostic testing is an important option moving forward.  With sound-based therapy, it is often not the particular method that makes the change.  More importantly is making sure the right method(s) are used as demonstrated by the vibrational energy needs of the person. This is only discovered with sound response testing—not hearing testing, not sensory testing, not vestibular testing or other typical standardized testing. This is a new paradigm for how we can best meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum but one that should be considered moving forward.

 

So I encourage people today—five years later—to again consider Sound-based therapy as an alternative approach for making foundational energetic rebalancing.  The approach definitely has potential to change lives associated with any diagnosis title.  If interested in exploring opportunities with the Davis Model of Sound Intervention™ (including funding research) reach out to Ms. Davis at info@thedaviscenter.com

 

©Davis2013