What is Sound Healing?
The use of sound and harmonics (music) to heal the body and enliven the spirit is found in many of ancient cultures including Egypt, Sumer, Greece, Rome, China, Africa, and the ancient Americas.
“To the Greeks, the word kosmos meant not only the world, it also meant harmony.1”
The interrelationship between cosmology and sound was so important to the ancient Greeks that the famous mathematician and healer, Pythagoras, created a concept called the “Music of the Spheres.” He described the cosmos as a series of spheres (the planets and stars as we know them today) moving at varying speeds and creating individualized sounds. This heavenly symphony formed the “cosmic soundtrack” to life. The Music of the Spheres is such a powerful concept that it’s been studied continuously by philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians up until the present day.
All is Vibration
Human beings are subject to this cosmic symphony even if we’re not consciously aware of it. We may not hear it, but we certainly feel it. And that’s not all. Bodies are fabulous resonators2 and pick up vibrations from the world around us. This may be pleasant when the sounds are organic and natural like the murmur of a babbling brook or the susurration of the wind through the trees, or it might be agitating and stressful when the sounds are man-made like the vibrations coming from computers, televisions and cell phones. These inorganic frequencies are not palatable to us vibrationally. This is the reason why we are so physically tired after a day on the computer or our “mind races” at the end of the day. We’ve taken in too much inorganic vibration and are trying to resonate with it.
Sound as Healing Tool
Sound Healing, as I practice it, uses precision-calibrated tuning forks, singing bowls, chimes or gongs to re-harmonize and attune the human energy field. I use sound healing techniques to treat a wide variety of heath conditions including musculo-skeletal, neurological, immunological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, emotional, and psychological issues.
Sound healing treatments are an effective way to achieve optimal health, actualization and wholeness, especially in stressful times.
1 Creaghan, J.A., The Music of the Spheres, The Alberta New Music Review, 11/2001
2What is resonance? (via Dictionary.com) 5. Physics. the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped, caused by multiple reflection of the sound within a closed space.