Sound Healing and the benefits of healing frequencies
We all felt the effects of music on us, when we listened to our favourite song, when we sang or danced. Music has always been a part of our lives, either as a way to express our emotions, to pray or to heal our moods. Music brings people together, creates bonding between mothers and children, helps in relieving your grief and stress, Although sound healing might seem like a fad, we can say that music has always been used as a healing therapy in one way or another.
A short history of sound healing
Sound healing has traditionally been used in societies all over the world, from Australian aboriginal tribes that have been using the didgeridoo as a sound healing instrument for over 40,000 years to Tibetan and Himalayan singing bowl spiritual rites. Music was used to treat mental disorders, according to ancient Greek literature. Gongs were used as healing instruments as early as 16,000BC; they were thought to have spiritual connections and became symbols of status and success. The ancient Egyptians used sound healing as well, with pyramids built to create sound chambers.
The link between sound and healing was first documented in 1896, when American doctors discovered that certain types of music improved mental processes and increased blood flow. Following World War II, more advances in sound therapy were made. Music therapy first appeared in the 1940s as part of a soldier's rehabilitation program.
Sound wave therapy emerged in Europe during the 1950s and 1960s. Sir Peter Guy Manners, a British osteopath, built a device that used healing vibrations to treat patients. The device is placed on the treatment area, and a frequency that corresponds to the cells of a healthy body is set. Advocates argue that the treatment causes the body's cells to vibrate at a healthy frequency.
Manners had created a computerised system with about 800 frequencies by the 1990s, which he used to treat a variety of conditions. Bio resonance and vibrational therapy are two other names for similar therapies. This therapy is used to treat diseases such as cancer.
Nowadays, the popularity of alternative medicine and New Age healing has given rise to a plethora of sound healing therapies. These include everything from ancient chanting and the use of singing bowls to vibro-acoustic furniture. Music is directed into the body as the person sits or lies on a chair or bed. Lowering blood pressure is said to be one of the benefits.
What is sound healing and what are the benefits?
Sound healing is the healing effect of sound frequencies to a person's body and mind with the goal of restoring harmony and health.
The fundamental rule of sound healing is the notion of resonance (the vibratory frequency of an object.).
We all taught in elementary school that all is made up of atoms. Quantum physicists found that atoms are made up of subatomic particles that vibrate at specific frequencies all the time. In reality, what we believe of as a quantum particle is actually that particle's vibration at the quantum level. Physics took this to its logical conclusion, discovering that the Vibration is not limited to objects. It has been demonstrated that our thoughts and emotions generate energy, which causes vibrations. Everything, including feelings, vibrates at a different frequency. Emotions that we think unsettling or unpleasant vibrate at a low frequency. Most people's pleasant and joyful emotions vibrate at a higher frequency. Entire universe is simply the result of many infinitely large fields vibrating.
Physical and emotional wellbeing suffer when a person's healthy resonant frequency is out of balance.
Sound wave therapy is thought to restore the body's healthy balance. Healing is accomplished by sending beneficial tone to the area affected. A voice or an instrument, such as electronic equipment, sound bowls, gongs or tuning forks, can produce the healing sound. These tools produce sound waves or vibrations that can alter your brainwave frequencies. Vibration is measured in hertz (Hz), the same unit that we use to measure sound—humans can hear frequencies ranging from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, however that doesn't imply frequencies outside those ranges don't impact us. David Martinez-Perez, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and psychotherapist in NYC explains that "when you have two vibrating entities next to each other, the stronger vibration will affect the weaker one; eventually, they'll synchronize. That's basic physics," , this is called entrainment. For example, when you have two tuning forks close to each other, striking one will induce the other tuning fork to vibrate at a similar frequency.
This is the fundamental premise that allow the cells to vibrate at the same frequency as the sound generated by crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, and other sound healing instruments.
A review of 400 published scientific articles on music as medicine discovered compelling evidence that music has both mental and physical health benefits in terms of improving mood and reducing stress. In fact, rhythm (as opposed to melody) can provide physical pain relief.
According to one study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, an hour of sound meditation reduced tension, anger, fatigue, anxiety, and depression while increasing spiritual well-being. Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs, Tingshas , dorges (bells), didgeridoos, and other small bells were used in the sound meditation. For 95 percent of the session, the singing bowls were the primary instrument. People who had never done sound therapy before, as well as those who had done it before, reported significantly less tension and anxiety afterward.
Sound therapy, according to proponents, is effective in improving or curing many ailments including:
It can also result in:
Clarity and equilibrium
Memory and concentration have improved.
A more powerful immune system
Heightened awareness of oneself and one's surroundings.
The spectrum of sound therapy is so broad that a person has numerous options for treatment . Some methods are more scientific in nature, while others are more spiritual in nature. Some therapies can be performed at home, while others necessitate the services of a practitioner or therapist to perform the therapy or provide initial instruction.
More research is needed to fully understand sound healing. What is true is that those who try it are enthusiastic about it, and no one can deny the power of music.
Whether you're looking for an alternative approach of healing to complement traditional medicine, or simply a different manner to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate your mind, sound healing has so many options that you're bound to find something that works for you (even if it is only recreational). So we invite you to explore the sound healing instruments section in our online store where you can find different instruments that can help you on your journey to discover the power of sound therapy.