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So what is Sound Therapy?
It is the therapeutic use of sound frequencies to promote health and harmony in a person’s body, mind, emotions or spirit. The tools we might use to bring about this state change are the voice (toning vowel sounds, using mantras), tuning forks, or the use of one or more instruments (e.g. singing bowls, chimes, drums and percussion instruments).
The Power of Sound
Source: https://www.biofieldtuning.com/ Eileen McKusick, founder of Biofield Tuning, describes the power of sound beautifully, as follows:
“Sound is an ancient healing medium – it has been utilized for wellbeing around the globe for thousands of years. From the bells, gongs and bowls of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures to the didgeridoo of the Australian Aborigines, to the drum and rattle of the Native Americans, sound has been used, and continues to be used, to bring people from distressed states to relaxed, aware presence. We don’t just perceive sound through our ears, but through our entire bodies. Our skin, bones and the water in us conduct sound waves. Every cell membrane in our body has external antennas called Primary Cilium, which vibrate like little tuning forks in response to the vibrational input from our environments. Sound has the power to heal and the power to hurt. Many of the stressors in our lives are produced by noise. Noise in our home and workplace, in our environment and even in our own heads. When utilized consciously and intentionally, sound has the potential to soothe the nervous system, quiet and focus the mind, settle emotions, relieve pain and more. Most of us already use sound therapeutically. We listen to music in the car, sing in the shower, pump up the jam to clean the house, put on classical music to cure writer’s block and make playlists for our loved ones to show them how we feel. We intrinsically know the power of sound.
MODERN USES OF SOUND HEALING
Modern medicine utilizes the power of sound through practices like Lithotripsy, which uses sound pulses to break up kidney stones; and ultrasound, which is used both diagnostically and therapeutically.”