Sound Therapy
Published on October 24, 2017 by L.A. Hilden | Views: 92

In my Witches of Griffin series, the sisters work with Reiki energy and magical gifts of higher vibration given to them from the Creator to heal others. I wanted to extend their Reiki practice in upcoming stories so I’m researching light and sound therapy. This article will focus on the latter and how sound therapy is believed to relieve stress. Using sound vibration as a method to relieve stress is being researched around the world.

According to an online medical dictionary, sound therapy is defined as: “The use of sound as a therapeutic modality, which is linked to the release of hormones and other factors, including the so-called harmonic factor. Sound therapy is said to affect physiologic parameters, including breathing and heart rate, blood pressure and neuromuscular tone, and is allegedly useful in Alzheimer’s disease, hospice environments for the terminally ill, childbirth, dentistry, and psychotherapy.”


The sound of Solfeggio Harmonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yldeSTA1nto

Sound therapy is described in ancient scripture and has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Ancient civilizations made use of this practice, and since then geneticists have decoded the musical sounds of our DNA, while NASA and various space agencies have captured sounds of planets, black holes, and comets. We are surrounded by sound that carries vibration, which is found in a universal note system of mathematic and harmonic ratios.

The Color of Sound video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTkBHUb5P8

More than 40,000 years ago the Aboriginal people of Australia were known to use musical instruments to heal with sound, while the ancient Egyptians used vowel sounds to chant for healing, and the Tibetan Monks have used singing bowls since the 1400’s. Since 4000 B.C., sound, light, and magnetics have been used to aid healing. Throughout much of history there were temples of healing constructed on magnetic vortices with architecture created to capture the power of sound and light waves. This includes the Egyptian pyramids, Greek Asclepian temples, and Gothic churches and cathedrals.


The Aboriginal people of Australia were believed to heal broken bones, mend muscle tears, and heal illnesses of all kinds with an instrument called the Yidaki.

To hear the sound of a Yidaki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEBN4d1UcZg

It wasn’t until the 1930’s when sound healing began to be researched in earnest. This was when acoustic researchers discovered ultrasound and its medical properties. At the United Kingdom’s, College of Sound and Healing, they found that since the human body is 70 percent water, it’s a good conductor for sound waves. This is why music, harmonics, chanting, drums, gongs, chimes, tuning forks, singing bowls, binaural beats, cymatics, vibroacoustic, and ultrasound are used in therapy today. According to Dr. David Simon, medical director of the Deepak Chopra center in California, he “found that sound vibrations from Tibetan bowls and chanting are chemically metabolized into ‘endogenous opiates.  These substances act on the body as internal painkillers and healing opiates.” (sivanaspirit)  If our body isn’t in harmony we become unhealthy, which can create illness. The practice to use vibrational medicine of sound helps to relax a person and stimulate healing.



Clinical research conducted by the Natural Resonance Center have shown treatment with vibroacoustic therapy provides a whole host of benefits. Vibroacoustic uses sound to produce vibrations that are applied to the body. The patient lies on a specially designed mat or bed that is embedded with speakers or transducers that transmit specific computer generated frequencies into vibrations. The audio waves are usually in the range of 20Hz-120Hz. This therapy can reduce pain and symptoms up to 50%, slow heart rate, reduce oxygen consumption, decrease blood pressure, slow respirations rate, clear mind of anxiety, create feelings of calm and peacefulness, relax muscles, and change brain wave frequencies, which is usually a slowing down from beta to alpha and alpha to theta or delta. In these deep states of relaxation the body begins to regenerate and heal.

Here’s a video of a singing bowl therapy session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jpJ17GRL-I

When we use higher vibrations to heal we become more aligned to our greater purpose, plus the higher our vibration the better we feel. Dense vibrations obstruct our energy and chakras can become cloudy. This causes negative emotions, which affects our body, mind, and spirit. Interesting to note, we attract those who resonate at the same vibrational level as us, so that’s another reason to keep your body at a higher vibration of love and positivity, which boosts energy and nourishes the physical body.

To read more on Auras: http://www.lahilden.com/index.php?categoryid=6&p2_articleid=196

To read more on Schumann Resonances: http://www.lahilden.com/index.php?categoryid=6&p2_articleid=192

To read more on Reiki: http://www.lahilden.com/index.php?categoryid=6&p2_articleid=94

 

A special thank you to: https://www.massagemag.com/the-history-of-sound-healing-29245/ , http://blog.sivanaspirit.com/brief-history-sound-therapy/ , http://www.naturalresonancecenter.com/research.html