Sound healing is growing in popularity right now but it’s not a new therapy by any means! Throughout history, sound had been used to heal, boost mood and alleviate stress. The ancient Greeks used music to cure mental disorders, Pythagoras, often considered the Godfather of Modern Sound Medicine, taught his students to use sound and music to soothe the spirit, release worry, fear and anger and enhance joy and happiness.
Science is only just catching up to ancient wisdom that sound has the power to heal and affect the body on a cellular level:
Fabien Maman, a French composer and bioenergeticist has begun to explore and document the specific influence on cells of sound wave energies. He found that the most visibly dramatic results of the effects of sound on the human cell came about when he sang musical scales into uterine cancer cells: “The structure disorganized extremely quickly. The human voice carries something in its vibration that makes it more powerful than any musical instrument: consciousness….It appeared that the cancer cells were not able to support a progressive accumulation of vibratory frequencies. As soon as I introduced the third frequency [human voice] in the sequence, the cells began to destabilize.” —- Fabien Maman The Role of Music in the Twenty-first Century
“Since the human body is over 70% water and since sound travels five times more efficiently through water than through air, sound frequency stimulation directly into the body is a highly efficient means for total body stimulation, especially at the cellular level. Direct stimulation of living cellular tissue using sound frequency vibration has shown marked cellular metabolism and therefore a possible mobilization of a cellular healing response.”
— Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., director for the Center for Neuroacoustic Research at the California Institute for Human Science.
Over the years, sound healing has been used to treat a number of conditions including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and dementia. Other benefits include:
- lower stress levels
- fewer mood swings
- lower blood pressure
- lower cholesterol
- improved sleep
We believe in the future sound healing will be a mainstream medical treatment, in some cases, it’s as effective as prescription drugs.
What benefits have you received from sound healing?
**No medical claims are made about the use of crystal bowls to replace the need for medical advice.