LIMA, PERU – The link between dolphins and human babies may not be one that springs readily to mind. But scientists in Peru believe that the ultrasonic emissions given off by the loveable marine creatures may benefit the unborn child by stimulating brain activity while the fete is still developing.
Scientists are still working to develop their theories, but Elizabeth Yalan, Dean of the Obstetrician College of Peru says that the energy produced by the dolphin’s ultrasound calls can positively stimulate the baby’s brain inside the womb.
Some believe that the sounds can promote the development of babies’ senses.
"The energy and high range sounds they emit are registered by the baby, especially in its brain area while it is inside the womb. These sounds stimulate their brain’s hemispheric activity and its audible senses," says Yalan.
The practice is known in Spanish speaking countries as "delfinoterapia" or dolphin-therapy in English.
Some obstetricians have begun to offer the therapy to pregnant women hoping to improve the capacities of their unborn children.
Instructors have trained the dolphins to swim close to pregnant women and emit their calls. One woman who’s experienced the treatment is enthusiastic.
"You feel the response from the baby to the stimulus", says Gythie Galliani while attending a session at Lima’s "Hotel los Delfines".
In modern medicine ultrasound is used to promote healing in areas such as to destroy cataracts, kidney and gallstones as well as for diagnostic imaging.
Source Komo 1000 news.