How do Binaural Beats Work
A detailed recent systematic review of alternative treatments in osteo-arthritis 20 found no evidence to support the use of homeopathy, magnet therapy, tai chi, leech therapy, music therapy, yoga, imagery and therapeutic touch. For these various treatments the evidence was weak and contradictory.
Music therapy has been evaluated for pain relief in 51 studies involving a variety of pain conditions including procedural pain (28 studies), post-operative pain (14 studies), chronic noncancer pain (3 studies), cancer (2 studies), experimental pain (2 studies), and labor pain (2 studies) 29 . Listening to music reduces pain by an average of 0.5 on a 10 point scale (95 CI 0.2-0.9), and increases likelihood of 50 pain relief by 70 (NNT 5). Post-operative opioid requirements were also reduced.
Music therapy Second, increased attention should be paid to the likelihood of methodological confounds if randomized assignment, blinding of participants and raters, appropriate control groups, and other parameters of good trial design are not employed. Lack of careful design increases the possibility that observed benefits may be erroneously attributed to the treatment itself rather than to other, nonspecific effects. Many of these potential confounds are specifically addressed in the 1995 Task Force criteria. CAM researchers should employ random group assignment, ensure that participants and experimenters raters are unaware of group assignment (i.e., the equivalent of the double-blind pharmacological trial), use valid and reliable outcome measures, enroll sufficient sample sizes to achieve adequate statistical power to detect between-group differences, and devise an appropriate control group (e.g., standard medical care). For particular modalities, such as music therapy, inclusion...
Thinking and peace of mind, aromatherapy, various types of touch therapy for emotional healing, magnet therapy, moving meditations such as tai chi and yoga, music therapy, and various forms of prayer. Such a vast array of alternatives to psychotherapy exists that it would be impossible to cover them all in detail in this article. Therefore, this article will focus on two types of alternative psychological treatments technical and pharmacologic (herbal). Examples of each will be offered.
Listening to the Binaural Beat
When you were a kid were you fascinated by those dog whistles that you could blow, not hear but all the dogs in the vicinity would come running? The high pitch was something that only they could here, and though it seemed the dogs didn't seem to arrive in droves as they did in the movies, it was enough for perhaps your pet dog to prick up his ears before sliding back into sleep.