Most ancient cultures used the seemingly magical power of sound to heal. Sound healing had almost disappeared in the west until the 1930s when acoustic researchers discovered ultrasound and its medical properties. With this discovery, research burgeoned and today the ancient art of sound healing is rapidly developing into a new science.
Sound Healing Today
Sound vibration is the primary vehicle for creating change. Every system within the human body resonates to sound. The bones, blood, organs, emotional and etheric bodies each have a tone, or set of tones which represent optimal health and true homeostasis. Sound is used as a way to harmonize the body by changing its frequency of vibration.
When the heart rate is relatively steady, and breathing is deep and slow, stress hormones decrease, said Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor, an oncologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York and the author of "The Healing Power of Sound." That is significant, he said, because stress can depress every aspect of the immune system, "including those that protect us against flu and against cancer.