Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How Does Sound Effect Healing?

Sound Healing

Learn how the use of sound healing can dispel stagnate energy in the body to facilitate healing, specific healing frequencies, Taoist healing sounds, and a simple healing sound technique to balance the chakras.

History of Sound Healing

The use of sound to facilitate healing can be traced back as early as the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.). In fact, sound healing has been used a stimulus to facilitate healing for thousands of years. From agent Greece to the Tibetan monasteries, incantations, song, melody, and rhythm have been used by virtually every ancient civilization to cue diseases of the body, mind, and soul.

What Sound Healing Is

Sound Healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body with the intent of re-establishing health and harmonic balance.
The ears are said to be among one of our most important sense organs. The ears control the body’s sense of balance and is the conductor of the entire nervous system. Through the medulla, the auditory nerve connects with all the muscles in the body. Your muscle tone, equilibrium, flexibility, and vision, are all affected by sound. Through the vagus nerve, the inner ear connects with the larynx, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, bladder, kidneys, small intestine and large intestine.

How Sound Healing Works

So how exactly does sound healing work? How sound healing works is best explained by the scientific principles of resonance and entrainment. Every organ, bone and cell in the body has its own unique resonant frequency. Together they can be viewed as an orchestra playing one beautiful song. Each organ, bone, and cell represents its own unique frequency or orchestral sound. Where one instrument is out of tune, it affects the entire orchestra.

This is true in the body as well. When one system or organ is out of “tune” the entire body is affected. The use of sound can be used to help the dis-eased organ back into harmonic resonance by causing the organ to entrain (match) the resonant vibration of the healing source. The principle of entrainment states that powerful rhythmic vibrations from one source will cause the less powerful vibrations from another source to lock into vibration with the first, more powerful source.

Tools for Sound Healing

There are many tools a sound healing practitioner may use in their healing session. Tuning forks, as well as Tibetan singing bowls in various frequencies have been used to help build up healing resonances in the diseased organ. Bells with different ring tones, drums in various sizes and tones, flutes, stringed instruments, etc., may also be used according to the sound healer’s preference.

One of the most effective tools, however, is that of the human voice. Scientific studies have should that making a specific sound frequency with the voice produces the same effect as that of tuning forks or other instruments. This process is known as “toning” and simply means humming, singing, or vibrating a certain tone frequency either aloud or sub vocally.

Taoist Healing Sounds

The best use for sound as applied to healing comes from a Taoist practice called the Six Healing Sounds, or also known as the Six Soundless Sounds for Nourishing Life.

Each sound is associated with a particular body organ. Maser Shou-yu Liang in his book Qigong Empowerment says the following about the Six Healing Sounds: “The practice of the Six Healing Sounds is very flexible. You can practice all six sounds in order or only practice specific sounds to treat specific conditions in the body . . . If you practice all six healing sounds you should practice them in this order: Xu, Ke, Hu, Si, Chui, and Xi.”

Let’s take a look at these six sounds along with their respective functions.
  • Xu (pronounced ‘shoo’) pertains to the liver
  • Ke (pronounced ‘huh’) pertains to the heart and small intestine
  • Hu (pronounced ‘who’) pertains to the stomach and spleen
  • Si (pronounced ‘ssssss’ like the hissing of a snake) pertains to the lungs and large intestines
  • Chui (pronounced ‘chway’) pertains to the kidneys and bladder
  • Xi (pronounced ‘she’) pertains to the triple burner

Sound Healing Technique to Balance the Chakra

This exercise is an extension to the instructions on How to Cleanse and Balance the Chakra.
For explanation, or a refresher on the technique, please click on the link provided above.

The Sound Healing Technique would be initiated at step four of the instructions. However, as you visualize the light radiating from your hands you would add the component of sound to what you are doing – either vibrating the sound aloud, or sub vocally.

For a list of the healing tones associated with the Chakra System please refer to the list presented below link before proceeding with this exercise.

The Healing Frequencies of the Chakra

Root Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Lam (pron. ‘lahm’,)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of C, 256 Hz

Naval Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Vam (pron. ‘vahm’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of D, 288 Hz

Solar Plexus Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Ram (pron. ‘rahm’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of E, 32o Hz

Heart Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Yam (pron. ‘yahm’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of F, 341 Hz

Throat Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Ham (pron. ‘hahm’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of G, 384 Hz

Third Eye Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Ham-Ke-Sian (pron. ‘hahm-ksham’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of A, 426.7 Hz

Crown Chakra
Sound or Mantra: Om (pron. ‘ohm’)
Harmonic Spectrum: Key of B, 480 Hz

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  1. Sound therapy is definitely a science which has evolved since thousands of years. And listening to the healing sounds can definitely help a person overcome his illnesses which is specifically designed for that ailment and the troubled frequencies of the sick organ.