What is Sound Healing?
Sound Healing is the therapeutic use of sound frequencies to help bring the person back into balance, harmony and health. The healing sound of Turquoise Healing Tones is faster vibrational energy waves put into sound form. It’s faster vibrational energy than the normal energy of the Earth environment. Faster vibrational energy is needed to balance the body, clear unwanted energy ‘blocks’ from the meridians and the chakras. It’s put into sound form so that it can be perceived and received by the human body.
I use harmonic overtones as well as a variety of other vocal sounds. Harmonics means creating two or more notes simultaneously with the mouth and tongue – the fundamental note and one or more higher sounds of a different pitch. The relationship between the notes creates coherence and harmony which reinforces our energy field. This practice originated in the Mongolian tradition. Within one note are many notes all related to the fundamental note through exact mathematical ratios. These are the same ratios which recur in all of nature from the structure of the atom, plants and the human body to the orbits of the planets.
When we hear music rich in harmonics, like Gregorian Chant, or a capella singing, it induces an altered state of consciousness. It changes our brain patterns so that we feel more relaxed. Music influences the limbic system of the brain through pitch and rhythm, affecting our emotions, feelings and sensations. Listening to certain music calms the nervous system and improves metabolism. Slower tempo music also slows our breathing rate.
How does Sound Healing work?
In recent years there has been greater awareness of the therapeutic use of sound. Consequently medical establishments are now using sound waves to break up kidney stones or gallstones or using ultrasound to treat prostate cancer. However the use of sound and music for healing and transformation dates back thousands of years. Various shamanic and spiritual traditions such as Mongolian shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism use healing sound. Also in ancient Egypt, Athens and Rome people understood that sound was the fundamental creative force of the universe. Ancient mystics such as Pythagoras believed that everything was in a state of vibration and it was possible to perceive and understand this vibration as audible sound waves.
Sound Healing Expert Jonathan Goldman says: “Frequency plus Intention equals Healing”. When the right vocal sound frequency combines with positive intention in a healing session, it intensifies the capacity for healing. Every organ, bone and cell has its own resonant frequency. When we are in perfect health we are like an orchestra playing in tune, but when one organ is out of tune it affects the whole body. So clear harmonious sound can help the elements which are imbalanced to come back into harmony using principles of resonance and entrainment. Furthermore, as the body is 70% water, this makes it a very good conductor. Bone is also an excellent conductor of sound.
Research into Healing Sound
Expert on vibrational healing sound therapy Fabien Maman conducted extensive research using Kirlian photography to show the effect of sound on healthy body cells. He found that their electromagnetic fields became empowered and revitalized under the influence of acoustic sound, particularly in the presence of overtones. Overtones are like a natural wave that expands ever outward from a fundamental note. They work like keys of resonance opening a space where healing can occur. Fabien explains: “The healing power of music is found in the overtones – in the space between two notes, not in the notes themselves.”
He observed that when a cell felt a ‘vibratory affinity’ with a certain note, its aura transformed into a mandala shape of vibrant colours such as magenta and turquoise, indicating harmony. Furthermore, he found that the human voice carries an additional element which other instruments don’t have. This is consciousness and its own resonance. His research also showed that cancer cells became disturbed under the influence of acoustic sound and exploded. He noted that a single note did not have as much effect on them as a series of notes in an overtone.
See images from Research by Fabien Maman on the affect of harmonic sound on body cells.
Links to research
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