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Why did I create the Harmonic Egg?

Why the Harmonic Egg?

It’s been the question of the day since I announced the creation in July, 2017.

I have been studying sound and light therapies and healing for eight years. I have owned and operated my own healing center during this time and observed the effects of several therapies on clients’ health and well-being. Two technologies I have owned and operated were the Life Vessel and the Energy Genesis. I created the Harmonic Egg as a new and innovative, next generation healing chamber based on my observations of clients before and after sessions, research on the modality, reading books from experts in the industry, white paper studies and collaboration with the medical community.  The Harmonic Egg is a large ellipse (egg shape) where the client reclines inside the “egg” or chamber in a chair. We are getting great feedback thus far and continue to do research.

It was not easy to build this unit. The materials used are natural. It was a challenge to find materials that could bend in the shape of an ellipse to form an egg. Plus, we had to create a chamber that resonated the sound in a holographic-like micro-environment. Instead of hearing the sound from a speaker, you hear it in what I think is its natural broadcast. It’s super fun! Sometimes I hear the sound above my head and I know there are not any speakers above my head. The angles, the ratios and all the other concepts we use in this Harmonic Egg is proprietary information, but it was well thought out and evolved from ancient teaching and texts. The best room size for the Harmonic Egg is 14×14. It took about almost a year from start to finish to create the first prototype that is now operational at Life Center in Westminster, Colorado.

One of the issues I observed with the previous technologies was sound distortion. In the previous chambers, automotive type round speakers are used beneath a thick foam pad where the client lies flat during sessions.  There is cubic air space under the speakers, but I don’t believe it’s the proper cubic air space for the rating of the speakers. I always felt there was a lot of distortion from the music having to come through a foam pad. Our nervous systems tend to take distortion and make up “data” to fill in gaps to process information. My experience and research led me to realize that I wanted to get the purest sound and little to no distortion, hence another reason for the Harmonic Egg.

Let me mention here that lying flat for some clients is not comfortable nor relaxing. Clients have neck and back issues and want pillows and bolsters as props for comfort. In addition, some clients have a hard time rolling up from a flat position to exit the chamber. The Harmonic Egg uses a reclining chair and has been much more comfortable for clients.

There is also the issue of the music that is being played. Over the years, I have studied sound and how different instruments effect / affect the body (physically and emotionally so I am using both spellings of the word). I have worked with sound and lighting experts gathering lots of information to create the Harmonic Egg. When you compress a CD into an MP3 format you lose much of the quality, frequencies, musical information, etc.  Compression changes the original intent of how the music was intended to be enjoyed. MP3s are for convenience so you can fit 1,000 songs on your MP3 player. It’s quite complicated, but easy to understand once you hear the difference. Based on my experience, the Life Vessel and the Energy Genesis both use compressed music. The Harmonic Egg uses the higher quality CD resolution giving the body and nervous system a purer listening experience. There is a difference!!!!  Then there was the investigation for the right speakers, subwoofer, amplifier and player for the music. Sound systems are not all created equal; the components have to all play nicely together. For example, there are surround amplifiers and integrative amplifiers and subwoofers that have speakers on the side and the bottom versus just the bottom or just the side. Speakers have different elements that make them relevant for different applications. The sound system was the second most important consideration after designing the structure and shape of the Harmonic Egg.

Oh, not to mention the search for the right kind of music to use and the right tones and instruments and frequencies. This is something I have been studying for six years. It’s important to consider:  Who is the artist? What is their intention of the music? I learned so much about selecting music…testing and seeing how clients respond to the music and paying attention to the sound quality and frequencies. These are important details that effect / affect the clients’ response in the Harmonic Egg.

Next there is the light therapy. I think in the future we will get more and more sophisticated technologies, but for now we do know that different light frequencies are effective / affective for healing. For example, if you are a woman with a lot of yeast infections this can be due to an imbalance in the body (specifically the sacral chakra), and using orange light and the instrument of the flute can help bring that back into balance. This is the type of training I never received with the Life Vessel or Energy Genesis, but after studying for the past ten years I can offer this type of training with the Harmonic Egg. Many lighting systems don’t give you the full color spectrum of lights. It took me about eight months of research to choose the lights and the right type of remote to control the lights and light settings.

We can’t forget about the chair for the client while they are in a session. I searched the world over for a chair that reclines at the right angle for the best results in the Harmonic Egg. It also had to meet the criteria for size and comfort for so many shapes and sizes of clients. It was a matter of thinking about how the client would feel and how the technician putting them in for a session would be able to comfortably and easily support the client.

Every thought and idea for the Harmonic Egg was well thought out for both the client and the center owner or technician from the complexity of the technologies used, effectiveness, to the ease of setup and use, cost and comfort.

How long does a client need to stay in the chamber, the protocol? We are using 40 minutes and then the POWERFUL 10 minutes of silence in the chamber to integrate the session. It’s truly an amazing experience! I read a white paper in 2016 that came out of Feiburg, Germany. It described the use of deep relaxing music to help patients heal and they discovered a period of 6.5 minutes of silence helped integrate the healing, so I adopted that discovery and added a few extra minutes because I feel the silence is important and more was needed. If you have read anything about chiropractic care and its beginnings, there are accounts where the doctor was trained to ensure the patient rests at the office for a short time to help the adjustment integrate and set into the body. Integration of all these modalities that people do these days is so very important.  I give the analogy of digesting food. You don’t eat a salad and then when you are full go eat a sandwich and then pile another salad on top of that… do you? No! You let the first salad digest and “integrate” with your body before moving on to a sandwich later in the day or the next day.  Energy work is the same…you must let one modality digest before you “feed” it more.

We recommend, for chronic conditions, doing 3-10 sessions in a short period of time.  Say once a week to reset / retrain the old patterns and conditions.  After that we reevaluate for future use.  You might then join the membership as a once a month maintenance to keep up with the energy.  Everyone is different and we talk to you about your unique situation ad desired health goals.  I do phone consults, for an additional charge, to help you navigate diet and other factors.

Finally, I did think about and tried aromatherapy in the room for the clients. The determination thus far is that it’s a bit of sensory overload for many clients. It might be something to use on a case-by-case basis, but as of now I am not using it. There are so many clients with neurological issues and chemical sensitivities I just don’t think it’s needed nor will it make the sessions more effective.

So, that’s the story of the Harmonic Egg and why I created it! If you have any questions or would like to learn more you can reach me via the website: https://lifecenter.us.

In gratitude,

Gail Lynn

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Dysautonomia is a real thing!

As you may know, dysautonomia is not a specific medical diagnosis. Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe any malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. There are many underlying diseases and conditions that can lead to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This is not an all inclusive list, so check with your doctor if you believe you might have an underlying cause for your POTS or other form of dysautonomia. Remember that not every dysautonomia patient can find a specific underlying cause, and some of these conditions are very rare.

http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/page.php?ID=150

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/76785.php

 

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Ancient ways music was used for healing

Here are some more utterly fascinating things that people in ancient history have done with music for very specific purposes.

Music was believed to be a force to alter civilizations. Several years before the American Revolution, patriotic and freedom songs were popular.  The songs were designed to encourage young men to fight and go to war. American Indians also used “war” dances to strengthen warriors “mettle” and aggression. In ancient Hindu history, terrifying sounds were used to unnerve and scare enemies.  

In the Bible, David played the harp to lift Saul’s depression. Egyptian papyri, over 2,600 years old, refer to incantations as cures for infertility and rheumatic pain. 

 The ancient Greeks believed music had the power to heal the body and soul. They used the flute and the lyre for gout and sciatica. Paeans were a classification of ancient Greek songs that cured specific illnesses. For example, when the plague hit ancient Greece, they played a specific song with the frequencies and rhythmic patterns thought to halt the illness. There is a Greek saying, “Men have a song, as a physician for pain.”

It is said that that Alexander the Great had his sanity restored by music played on the lyre. The Greek philosophers took people with mental health issues to concerts for therapy. Pythagoras used melodies and rhythms to cure diseases of the body and mind.

The ancient Egyptians wrote musical notes and letters on paper and the ink-like substance dissolved in water. They drank the water to heal certain ailments. They believed that the vibrations created by shapes and words created a subtle energy, that when ingested, were healing and enlightening. These ideas remind of Masuro Emoto’s work, showing freezing water affected by positive words produced pleasing and beautiful shapes. Angry words created lopsided and distorted patterns.

I am sure there were more ancient healing methods. Anybody know of any? Please comment if you do.

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Neurological Issues

From a client: “I just finished listening to the podcast you sent me. It mentioned every physical symptom I have been experiencing over the last 5 to 7 years or more. It explained the reasons for these symptoms and gave me much clarity as to why I have felt the way I have over the years. Thank you very much for forwarding the podcast and for a great session today, many questions have been answered.” I have helped hundreds of people with their mystery illnesses with the information I study and read. Not everyone will be helped by just sessions alone, but we try to give them the things they need to do after the sessions.

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Clinical Study: Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Developing Safety through Vibrations.

Clinical Study: Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Developing Safety through Vibrations.
Abstract: Developmental/attachment trauma may strongly impact a child’s capacity to develop self-regulation skills related to feelings of safety. The ability to utilize a social engagement system ensures that defensive reactions such as fight, flight, freeze, and/or total submission will be avoided and replaced with integrative mechanisms of response. Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) uses pulsed, sinusoidal, low frequency sound on a specially designed mattress or chair. Based on clinical experience, VAT seems to help regulate a traumatized child’s autonomic nervous system and may assist in the gradual development of a bodily-related feeling of safety.

We had a child (about 2) in the Harmonic Egg this week.  Here are the mom’s comments. “We are doing really well! He slept a solid 12 hours, we got up and are doing an activity, he is focused and easy to work with. It’s the old child I was looking for again!”

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Osteoporosis

by Jonathan Landsman

(NaturalNews) The numbers are staggering! Globally, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures per year – resulting in a fracture every 3 seconds. Approximately 75 million people in Europe, USA and Japan are diagnosed with this preventable health crisis. The truth is osteoporosis is avoidable without drugs or expensive treatments by bringing the body chemistry back into balance.

Is your body in pH balance?

According to Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., “when the body is in homeostasis, the pH (acid/alkaline) balance is correct, the minerals are balanced with each other, the endocrine glands secrete the right amount of hormones into the bloodstream, and the body hums along.”

“With an upset body chemistry, the pH becomes either too acidic or too alkaline, the mineral relationships become upset, and the endocrine glands secrete too much (or not enough) of their hormones.” Simply put, eat a diet rich in nutrients; avoid processed foods; don’t smoke; stay active and develop healthy relationships to enjoy healthy bones.

Chronic stress can destroy your bones

The endocrine system (located throughout the body) secretes hormones into the blood and helps regulate body chemistry. If you want to prevent bone loss – do NOT stress your adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and gonads. Over time, the meals we eat and how we emotionally react to situations in our life – dramatically influence our physical health.

There are many stressors that can deplete our body of minerals and increase our risk for osteoporosis plus many other degenerative diseases. The mineral balance of our body is affected by our emotional well-being, blood sugar levels, mental stress, physical pain plus much more. Do everything you can to minimize (chronic) stress from your life and watch how fast your body can heal itself.

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New technology at the center – HARMONIC EGG!


It is the next generation of sound and light therapy and it’s now available at Life Center.

“I could feel immediately that this is VERY powerful.” ~Dr. Dana Anglund, D.O.

“A massage of all the cells.” ~ Susan G.

“It resonates the sound in it’s holographic-like micro-environment. Instead of hearing the sound from a speaker, you hear it in what I think is its natural broadcast.” ~Dominique

Basically, you are not in a box anymore…it’s the shape of an egg and you are in a reclined position inside the egg while sound is playing and the light is set for the best session for your needs.

Call today for an appointment to experience it for yourself.  303-630-9218

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Music and our deepest emotions…Autism today

Music has a universal ability to tap into our deepest emotions but for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), understanding emotions is a very difficult task. Individuals with ASD particularly have trouble recognizing social emotions like facial expressions – a frown, a smirk, or a smile. This inability can rob a child from being able to communicate and socialize, and often leads to social isolation.

In a study led by Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, PhD, a researcher at the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity and funded by the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program, music will be used as a tool to explore the ability of children with ASD to identify emotions in musical excerpts and facial expressions.

“Music has long been known to touch autistic children,” said Dr. Molnar-Szakacs. “Studies from the early days of autism research have already shown us that music provokes engagement and interest in kids with ASD. More recently, such things as musical memory and pitch abilities in children with ASD have been found to be as good as or better than in typically developing children.”

Also, he said, researchers have shown that because many children with ASD are naturally interested in music, they respond well to music-based therapy. But no one has ever done a study to see if the brains of children with ASD process musical emotions and social emotions in the same way that typically developing children do.

In this study, Dr. Molnar-Szakacs will use “emotional music” to engage the brain regions involved in emotion processing. “Our hypothesis is that if we are able to engage the brain region involved in emotion processing using emotional music, this will open the doorway for teaching children with ASD to better recognize emotions in social stimuli, such as facial expressions.”

The overarching goal of the study, of course, is to gain insights about the causes of autism. Dr. Molnar-Szakacs will use neuroimaging functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI to look at the brain activity of children with ASD, and compare them to the brains of typically developing kids, while both groups are engaged in identifying emotions from faces and musical excerpts. “The study should help us to better understand how the brain processes emotion in children with autism; that in turn will help us develop more optimal interventions. Importantly, this study will also help us promote the use of music as a powerful tool for studying brain functions from cognition to creativity.”

Approximately 15 children with ASD ranging from 10 to 13 years of age will participate in this study, which is being conducted under the auspices of The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance.

The Alliance, directed by Elizabeth Laugeson, is a partnership between The Help Group and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and is dedicated to enhancing and expanding research in autism spectrum disorders. The project also is in collaboration with Katie Overy,

Co-Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“The hope, of course, is that this work will not only be of scientific value and interest, but most of all, that it will translate into real-life improvements in the quality of the children’s lives,” said Dr. Molnar-Szakacs.

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