We think A LOT about what we eat, and how the calories we take into our bodies makes us feel. There is even a growing awareness around visual health, since so many of us are now looking at electronic screens for over six hours every day.
But how often do you think about aural health?
Recent studies have found poor public awareness on the anatomy of the ear, and how to take care of this sensitive sense organ.
“Extensive use of in-ear headphones can act as a ‘stopper’, preventing the wax from dispelling naturally. Likewise, in just one hour of wearing bud headphones, the number of bacteria in the ear increases by 700 times.”
Additionally, few respondents realised an unhealthy diet contributes to poor ear health, and three in four of those polled were unaware smoking can have an adverse effect on your ears too.
Our pediatrician recently advised our six year old with an ear infection to “never put anything in your ears except for your elbow.”
And how often do we think about WHAT we’re listening to? Researchers are just now discovering that listening to loud music can not only damage the ear drum leading to impaired hearing and tinnitus, but that sounds above 110 decibels actually damage the nerves in the brain.
Excessively listening to the news, and anything that causes emotional stress takes a toll on your health as well.
Now for the GOOD news
It turns out that we can improve our ear health and overall wellbeing by experiencing Sound Healing.
Music therapy is used to treat symptoms of a number of conditions, including:
- anxiety disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- autism spectrum disorder and learning difficulties
- behavioral and psychiatric disorders
Some of the supposed benefits of music therapy include:
- lowers stress
- decreases mood swings
- lowers blood pressure
- lowers cholesterol levels
- teaches pain management
- lowers risk for coronary artery disease and stroke
- improves sleep
Join us Sunday, February 9th from 2-3 at the Holistic Homestead, 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. for a live music healing session with renowned music therapist Danae Beaudette. This special event kicks off our annual Winter Retreat, February 9-15 online and in person.
For this one-time event, suggested donation is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the Holistic Homestead.