Sound Healing is a modality of energy healing using sound to create balance, harmony and alignment in the physical body, either by an instrument, recording or ones own voice.
Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher and mathematician, is acknowledged as the first person to take an organized approach to using music as a healing modality.
He spoke of how sound functions in relationship to the universe. “Each celestial body, each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. These sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having its own function and character, contributes to the whole.”
Sound and music have been used since ancient times for healing. Every culture has used sound and music for both healing and spiritual ceremonies.
Resonance is the basis of why sound healing can be used as a leading modality. All matter has its own natural resonant frequency in which it vibrates which creates both audible and inaudible sound. This includes all of our organs, circulatory system, bones, tissues, etc. Illness is the result of imbalances and energy blockages, which result in abnormal variations of resonant frequencies. In conjunction with today’s technology, this knowledge is useful in successfully treating illnesses. The technique used to apply a reverse sound frequency to begin to restore the body to its own healthy resonant frequency. Even ones own voice resonates sound to a healing state.
Sound waves generate their own form of energy. They influence neuropeptides and their cellular receptors.
Research studies conducted on the neurological effects of sound have shown that the human brain responds to pure tone in highly specific ways. Pet scans, which measure glucose consumption at the cellular level; show that pure sound and music (without words) stimulate an increase of cellular activity in the right or “non-dominant” hemisphere.
Research in this field continues to grow and be embraced as a viable healing modality.