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How Sound Can Heal

According to author and lecturer Dr. Deepak Chopra, “The body is held together by sound, and the presence of disease indicates that some sounds are out of tune … primordial sound is the mysterious link that holds the universe together in a web that is the quantum field.”  Sound (the word) is the original creational tone. Sound frequencies affect everything about us.  Everything is made up of energy at various frequencies and all things in nature vibrate to light, color and sound. The correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies. The use of sound as a healing tool dates back thousands of years. Today, the field of sound healing is gaining considerable attention as sound research and pioneers promote the healing benefits of music, tones and instruments for individuals and our planet

The Healing Power of the Human Voice

As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older, these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds, because they may be considered childish or undignified, is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing. Toning (making a sustained sound, usually a vowel tone) can change the entire molecular and cellular make-up of the body. Moaning and groaning are also forms of toning. We know that the voice changes with emotional states or illness. Our health or mood can be strongly affected by toning, chanting, and singing. Just think back to the last time a sick or distraught friend called and remember how their voice was different than normal. Sound research supports this. So whether you make a specifically pitched tone or just having a good groan, the sounds of the human voice do heal.

Research on Sound

Science is now documenting what mystics and shamans of many traditions have known for centuries. Everything in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms exist on a vibratory basis. This is obvious if you consider that electrons are always moving and vibrating.

Sound therapy is rapidly becoming recognized as a powerful healing tool. Acoustic researcher, Fabien Maman, has studied the effects of sounds on cancer cells. His research shows that certain tones, particularly those from the human voice can stop the growth of cancer cells.

“Through the process of entrainment, sound can transform negative, repressed emotions into a state of psychological equanimity that has direct and immediate effects on our physiology.”
— Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, The Healing Power of Sound

Researchers have found that music affects people, animals, plants and even water in many ways. Several studies suggest some surprising benefits of listening to music. After studying the effects of chanting mantras on human physiology, research conducted at a large university hospital found that repeating a single syllable or word produced measurable changes in energy consumption, respiration rate, heartbeat, metabolic rate and pulse. 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. Research has also shown that sound behaves in a similar fashion to light, and both act like vitamins and minerals in our body. Most people are deficient in certain tones and this is traced when the human voice is recorded and monitored. To maintain good health, we need a certain balance of sound frequencies, which may vary from one individual to another. With further research it is noted that once sound is introduced there is a notable increase in the amount of Alpha waves moving through the brain. You feel calm, less anxious and able to access your extraordinary natural wisdom and capabilities. Whether it’s peak athletic performance you’re after, increased creativity or simply just feeling good, one tone can make the difference. The evidence is in your experience. You feel better.

Creating living art for social change

Primordial sound is present in all creation and the creative process is the natural express of our awareness that we are vibratory beings, first and foremost. The sound or tone of our voice allows a deeper connection to the creative impulse encoded in each cell of the body. It also says more about who we are than the actual words we speak. The sound of our own voice can provide a penetrating and prolonged shift in the internal vibrations of our body, mind and spirit. Deeper still, our level of consciousness is revealed within the resonance of the voice. Like rings of a tree, it carries the imprint of our life choices and impacts everything and everyone around us. The question then becomes: What effect does the tone of our voice have on the life we’re creating, how connected are we to our authentic desires and finally is it possible to do what you love and change the world. Come and find out.

Using sound, movement and authentic expression to break the cycle of addiction

Sound Therapy is a new exciting field with the potential to completely shift our heath care paradigms, including our addictions. In the growing field of “energy medicine” it is well known that our universe is created through patterns of frequency. All healing interventions must influence the body by restoring balance, or harmonic resonance to both the internal and external environments. Healing has often been affected by such modalities as sound, light, music therapy and various other energy medicine techniques that alter the frequency patterns of an individual.