As energy therapists and/or Reiki practitioners, we trust that the human energy field vibrates at different frequencies depending on health, mood, etc. We also trust that each chakra vibrates at its own optimal frequency. A study by the late Swiss doctor Hans Jenny, M.D. proves that sound waves create invisible energy fields. Dr. John Beaulieu uses Dr. Jenny’s study to optimize tuning forks and other sound healing tools for energy healing via sound therapy.
Since we can now identify that chakras and the human body have their own vibrations, it’s also now possible to re-tune them, just like a piano. By using tuning forks, singing bowls, didgeridoo, or other tonal vibration methods, we can reset our body’s vibrations to optimal health. Further, when we encounter other beings, our vibrations interact with theirs and determine our immediate response to them. That immediate feeling of connection/attraction or repulsion comes, at least in part, as a vibrational response which our brains interpret as desire or lack thereof.
Although sound therapy takes place on a physical level, it affects us physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Depending on the areas we’re seeking to heal, specific notes can be more or less beneficial. For example, someone with a sore throat or speech issues might focus on using G tones.
An up-and-coming sound therapy tool is the aboriginal didgeridoo. Joseph Carringer explains that the didgeridoo produces low tones that overlap with the frequency created by human brain waves. It operates on the same principle as ultra-sound therapy. Physical effects of didgeridoo therapy include pain reduction and accelerated healing. Energetic effects of didgeridoo therapy have been reported to be similar to Five Elements Acupuncture, with equally as long lasting effects. Lastly, didgeridoo therapy aides in meditation, which reconnects us to our own healing power.
Singing bowls have been around a long time and remain one of the most popular sound healing tools available. According to Rainbow Vibrations sound healing works even for the deaf and hearing impaired because they can still feel the vibrations. They cite work by Deepak Chopra indicating that the sound and vibration of singing bowls is processd by the body’s cells as a pain reducing opioid. In addition to pain reduction benefits, singing bowls are calming and are believed to clear away negative thought patterns and unblock energy.
Tuning Forks work in a similar fashion as singing bowls, but can be held close to or on various parts of the body such as those that correspond to chakras or meridians. Gongs and handheld cymbals are other commonly used sound healing tools that work in a similar fashion to singing bowls.
Which sound healing tools do you prefer?
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