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Healing Through Sound and Sound Waves - Past and Present

Updated on June 20, 2013

Sound Therapy - Past and Present

The human body and all of its parts vibrate and every part has its own vibration frequency. When vibrations change the result is disease of that particular part of the body. Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the mind/body to bring to a state of harmony and health.

Sound therapy is a very old tool used in ancient cultures for healing. It's only been in the last 100 or so years that sound therapy has been rediscovered.

The first known uses of sound used as medicine were by the aboriginal people of Australia. They used the sound of the yidaki (modern name didgeridoo) to heal broken bones and all types of illness. The sounds of the yidaki are in alignment with modern sound healing technology and have other modern applications. In 2005 the British Medical Journal published a study which found that practicing the didgeridoo daily helps reduce snoring and daytime sleepiness in those with sleep apnea. Playing the didgeridoo strengthens the muscles in the upper airway (which collapses and causes snoring or breathing to stop in sleep apnea patients) through breathing techniques used to play the instrument.

Tibetan monks were known for their gong making science and use as medicine. The gong contains virtually the entire spectrum of audible sound. Human cells, when immersed in gong sound absorb the frequencies they need and reject what is not needed.

Pythagoras is considered the father of music therapy and well known for prescribing music as medicine. He invented the monochord, which is an ancient musical and scientific laboratory instrument with a single string and a movable bridge used to determine intervals as well as illustrating the mathematical properties of musical pitch. Pythagoras learned a lot about sound vibrations and how pitch and intervals work. He said if you study the monochord you will know the secrets of the universe.

Today, a Lithotripter uses sound waves (a specific sound frequency) to break up kidney and gall stones.

The Cyma 1000 is a device containing 700 frequencies associated with parts of the body, organs, tissue, cell, and emotions. The sound waves help normalize imbalances and bring cells frequency back to its healthy state of vibrational resonance.

Sound and vibration frequencies offer opportunity for a wide range of medicinal uses in modern medicine. There is still a lot to be learned.

© 2013 HeatherH104


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    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for reading and commenting Skperdon! :)


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      5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, I've learned a little more about sound therapy from your hub.

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      6 years ago

      Sound therapy is not a new procedure of healing. It has evolved since the ancient times. Many ancient civilizations used Sound healing. This process of healing with sound has developed more and more with researches of various sound frequencies that help in healing many ailments.

      Tibetan Singing bowls and Tibetan Himalayan bowls are a very ancient process of healing with sounds. For many diseases it is undoubtedly good. But sound therapy has now become more precise after the researches of many more healing sound frequencies for various diseases.

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Alise-Evon. Music is a wonderful healing medium for so many things. :)

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      Alise- Evon 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting. I took a course in sound therapy once and, even before that, very much appreciate(d) the power of music. Such a wonderful healing medium.

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you James!

      Yes, I do play the flute. I played in the Dover Symphony for a few years after graduating college. I don't get to play very much now.

      I know you play guitar, keep making your music.

      Thanks for the comment, always nice to see you friend. :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      7 years ago from Morocco

      Excellent hub.Thanks for the information.DO you know how to play the flute


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