What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve physical and emotional health and well-being. The person being treated partakes in the experience with a trained practitioner. Music therapy may involve listening to music, singing along to music, or creating music.
Origins of Sound Healing
Since the time of early man sound has been used to facilitate healing.
Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. It also played a major role in traditional ceremonies celebrations initiations.
Ancient cultures used a sound chamber to work with sound in a powerful way for healing and to create an altered state of consciousness
Throughout history, music has been used to boost morale in military troops, help people work faster and more productively, and even ward off evil spirits by chanting. Today sound is being trialed in science to explore the possibility of being able to sonically blast away tumours
How Sound Heals
The way in which sound creates healing in the human body is by sympathic resonance. If a note is struck on a piano that corresponds to one of the strings of a violin for example that string will also begin to vibrate. The string on the violin resonates in sympathy to the piano.
Sound enters the body through our hearing mechanism and travels through the continuum of connective tissue. The connective tissue is the largest organ in the body and forms the pathways for the acupuncture meridians.
Sound travels through the connective tissue at the speed of sound and can reach all parts of the body including the DNA within our cells, very quickly. The medical profession does use tuning forks when trying to diagnose neurological conditions. The fork will be activated and placed on certain parts upon the human body and the patient will be asked if they can feel the vibration or frequency of the tuning fork.
There is no sound without vibration and sound cannot be heard in a vacuum. Someone who is deaf will still benefit from a sound healing session because it is the vibration created by the sound, that facilitates the healing.
Mother Earth’s natural heartbeat rhythm is the frequency of 7.83 Hz, also known as the “Schumann Resonance”.
A 7.83 Hz frequency is the alpha/theta brainwave frequency in the human brain. Alpha/Theta brainwave frequency is relaxed, dreamy, sleepy state, that is also when cell regeneration and healing happen.
It is no surprise that people nowadays, especially in bigger cities, can feel overwhelmed, unbalanced, and irritated by all the noise around us in every day. We often feel better when we are outside in open spaces with the sounds of nature, Mother Earth. This is no coincidence; it is because our brain resonates on the same frequency as Mother Earth!
Types of Sound Healing
• The Human Voice/Chanting Singing
• Singing and Crystal bowls
• Tuning forks
• Pan flute
• Crystal Bowls
The Role of the Gong in Sound Healing
The range of tones within the gong is very extensive and incorporates all the tones and harmonics of the sound spectrum. One of the main effects that the gong has, is to shut down the monkey mind, and is excellent for people who find it difficult to be able to switch off and meditate.
Origins of the Gong
The gong is thought to have originated around 3500 BC and to have its roots from various locations, Afghanistan, Greece, Sumer now known as Iraq/Iran. It is said to have been created by the baking of a flour mixture in large hollowed out of rocks to make bread. Metal seeped out of the hot rocks creating a molten pool of metal on the floor of the oven.
The gong is said to be one of the most ancient musical instruments known to mankind and were used in ceremonies, religious rituals, feasts, and esoteric purposes, because of their ability to take the listener into an altered state of consciousness.
At that time the Gong was considered a symbol of wealth and only the most important families would have a Gong.
How it Works
Music therapy uses different aspects of sound to improve your emotional and physical well-being. How it works depends on the method being used. Music therapy sessions can be experienced one-on-one or in a group with a specially trained practitioner.
A session may involve sitting or lying down while listening to music or sounds from a speaker or instruments, or having vibrations applied using a special tool, such as a tuning fork. Depending on the method, you may be encouraged to participate by singing, moving, or even using a musical instrument, or you may need to remain still and quiet to let the sounds take effect.
The Benefits of the Gong in Healing – It can help…
• anxiety disorders • depression • post-traumatic stress disorder
• autism spectrum disorder and learning difficulties
• lowers stress
• decreases mood swings
• lowers blood pressure
• lowers cholesterol levels
• teaches pain management
• lowers risk for coronary artery disease and stroke
• improves sleep
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