For centuries, from ancient Greeks to Native American medicine men, shamans etc., music has been used in healing practices. The first known culture to heal with sound is the Aboriginal people of Australia. Their wind instrument called “didgeridoo” has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines uses it to heal broken bones, muscle tears and illness of every kind. Sound vibration healing is also well known in yogic traditions with the use of “bija” which relates to mystical “seed syllables” contained within mantras (healing prayers). As well, in Chinese Qigong (or Qi Gong), specific mantras, chants and sounds are used to stimulate specific organ systems in the body. Tibetans are also well-known for the use of their healing singing bowls. Today, Sound Healing is increasingly embraced as the oldest, most gentle and most profound method of healing that exists.
Everything in the universe is in a state of constant vibration. Every bone, cell, organ and tissue has a vibration and together they create a unique vibration for each individual. The body hears sound as a vibration level (subtle bodies). Sound vibrations are the basis of all language and our true connection to the divine and the cosmos. When disease, acute or chronic pain, illness or disharmony develops within the body’s cellular matrix in physical body, there is always blockage within subtle bodies in vibrational levels. Vibrations affect to subtle bodies not directly to physical body.
There are different types of sound therapy, including vibrational sound therapy, which uses special sounds that produce vibrations thought to improve brain waves.
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Vibrational Sound Therapy has profound effects on the body and the mind, quickly reaching a deep state of relaxation. By placing therapeutic singing bowls around or directly on the body. Vibrational Sound Therapy is gentle, and almost all people will fall asleep at some point during the session. The theta brain wave state is associated with meditation, sleep and deep relaxation. The delta brain wave state is a deeper form of sleep, and is also associated with hypnosis and ritual. During normal sleep, people will oscillate between both of these states.
Mostly used in Vibrational Sound Therapy are Tibetan metal singing bowls, tingshas, gongs, singing crystal bowls, ancient flutes, didgeridoo, drums and other soothing instrumentation. These are used for many purposes mainly for stress and pain relief. Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. These bowls are used also with meditation, deep breathing and other healing modalities. Singing bowls can stimulate the immune system and produce beneficial changes in brain waves. Relaxation during a Vibrational Sound Therapy session brings on the same kind of brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation.
You can find at online inexpensive singing bowls and singing crystal bowls to use at home. Singing bowls remove also negative energy from the space where it is used. Negative energy has affect to your overall health.
Benefits of Vibrational Sound Therapy
Everyone benefits from Vibrational Sound Therapy but here is listed some effects:
- lowers stress
- decreases mood swings
- gives more energy
- improves attention span
- reduces fatigue
- relieves pain
- stimulates the immune system
- improves sleep
There are many sound healing modalities but I focused only for Vibrational Sound Therapy to keep this post short to read.
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Sources: gaiameditation.com, Richard Gerber MD