I often play singing bowls in my "relaxation" workshops. Crystal_bowls.jpgStudents go deeper and drop far more rapidly into restorative states. Any mental resistance is changed by the calming vibrations which by-pass thoughts and judgments. Instead, the body's cells react and respond instantaneously.  I choose to use the frequencies  that activate the heart energy center and the Third Eye.  (Picture of crystal bowls, above.)

For healing clients' physical ailments, I've regularly used a special sound device called a Matrix Transmitter which reproduces a range of frequencies that resonates throughout the entire body. Exposure to these pulsating sounds reduces inflammation and actually activates a sustained healing state.  Really!  I've had unbelieveable results with this method. You can read more about this device at PainBusterOnline.com.

An Understanding of Healing with Sound

Researchers and scientists are coming together to accept the positive impact sound has on living beings.  “Sound has the almost magical power of restoring order to organisms that are malfunctioning," concludes an article by John Stuart Reid and Annaliese Kohinoor.  Sound healing is based on the science that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies and that sound or vibration has a strong effect on substance. Japanese entrepreneur Dr. Masaru Emoto is well-known for providing documented proof that sound changes the molecular structure of water. However, a more remarkable understanding is that sound changes consciousness. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and access higher levels of consciousness.

Sound Used to Heal Bones, Muscles & Illnesses didgeridoo.jpg

The Australian Aborigines are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki' (didgeridoo) has been used as a healing instrument for at least 40,000 years. They heal broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of every kind using their enigmatic musical tool. Interestingly, the sounds emitted by the yidaki are in alignment with modern sound healing technology.   (Picture of Didgeridoo, at right.)

The Research

The late Dr. Mitchell Gaynor (a medical oncologist) found that people worldwide including Sufis, Hindus, Native Americans, and Catholic monks have long relied on sound to heal, and while their practices differ the principle is the same. Gaynor explains it this way: as "a tendency toward harmony in nature. Consider the example of two metronomes in the same room beating at different rhythms. Eventually, of their own accord, they will begin to beat in synchrony with each other." The human body seeks harmony. "If we accept that sound is vibration, and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is 'heard' not only through our ears but through every cell in our body," writes Gaynor, who reminds us that the human body is 90 percent water-the perfect medium for carrying sound.

Early Sound Healing Studies

In 1928, German scientist Erwin Schliephake created an acoustic device (the Novasonic) discovering that sound accelerated healing.  Acoustic researchers soon uncovered medical properties of ultrasound.  And in more recent years, the benefits of ultrasound have been seen in pulverizing kidney stones, gallstones and even shrinking tumors.

In the early part of the 20th Century, Dr. Royal Rife believed he identified the cause of cancer in humans as a cancer virus that could be cured with a frequency of electromagnetic energy. This frequency causes the cancer cells to self destruct. He created a device to generate this frequency. Studies at the University of California in 1934 were conducted by a team of doctors and pathologists to test the technology. Sixteen terminally ill cancer patients were treated with Rife machines. In three months, they were examined. Fourteen of them were determined to be cured. The treatment of the other two was adjusted and within the next four weeks, the others were also declared cured.

More recently, the science of sound healing was identified by French researcher Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis in his 1991 book Pourquoi Mozart? (Why Mozart?) where he discusses the use of the music of Mozart in his efforts to "retrain" the ear. He believes that listening to music presented at differing frequencies helps the ear, promotes healing and development of the brain. Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky in a 1993 study claim "that there are patterns of neurons that fire in sequences, and that there appear to be pre-existing sites in the brain that respond to specific frequencies.”

Fabien Maman, one of the world's leading experts on vibrational sound healing, conducted a biology experiment in the early 80s at the University of Jussieu in Paris, showing the effects of acoustic sound on cells and their energy fields. He found that through a string of acoustic sounds, cancer cells would burst and healthy cells would be energized and empowered. He conducted experiments with two breast cancer patients, each of whom toned for several hours a day over the course of a month. In the first patient the tumor vanished completely. The second woman had surgery to remove the tumor. It was discovered that the tumor was reduced, completely dry and had not spread. The malignancy was removed and the patient made a full recovery. Two cases. Two complete recoveries from breast cancer.

Dr. Defosria Lane, Director of Music Therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland has shown how music is used to help reduce pain. In fact, at Baltimore's St. Agnes Hospital. classical music was played in the critical care units  and they found it dramatically reduced the need for medicine to control pain. One doctor stated, "Half an hour of music produced the same effects as ten milligrams of Valium."

In 1999, ancient Solfeggio frequencies were reintroduced to the world through discoveries by Doctors Puleo and Leonard G. Horowitz who published the book Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse. These Solfeggio tones which were part of Gregorian chants were believed to be the answer to all humanity's ills. For instance, the tone of 528 Hz, according to Dr. Horowitz's research, is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA .

Some of the effects of Sound Energy Healing that have been verified include:

•    Reduced Blood Pressure

•    Reduced Heart and Respiration Rates

•    Reduced Depression

•    Reduced Migraines

•    Reduced Pain

•    Increased Oxygen Intake

•    Increased Weight Gain in Premature Babies

•    Increased Sleep for people suffering from Sleep Disorders

•    25% Decrease in Cortisol Levels (Stress Levels)

•    Increased Immune Cell Activity

•    Increased Brain Functioning through Spatial IQ testing

•    Higher Statistical Odds of Recovering from Illnesses and Diseases like Cancer

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