By Simon Heather
Today we are rediscovering how important sound and music are for us. Modern science now supports the ancient belief that all matter comes from vibration or sound. Physicists have found that the physical world is made up of vibrating energy.
Sound healing is the therapeutic use of sound and music for healing. Sound healing offers the possibility of a drug free way of treating pain and illness. Sound healing is simple to use and has no harmful side effects.
Sound healing is probably the oldest form of healing known to man, and was used in the ancient civilisations of China, Egypt, Greece and India. In the Bible we are told that David played his harp to lift King Saul's depression. Handel wrote his ‘Water Music’ to help King George’s problems of memory loss and depression.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sound healing works due to the principles of resonance and entrainment. Modern medicine now uses sound waves (ultra sound) to break up kidney and gallstones in the body.
Recent scientific research has identified specific sound frequencies, which relate to different parts of the body. Therapeutic application of the appropriate sound frequencies can help disorders in those parts of the body.
Research has shown that healthy cells in our body enjoy the vibration of sound while cancer cells can be broken up.
Rosemary - “Nicky said that after the last sound healing she was amazed by how much better her shoulder and neck had been. At the end of her sound healing she felt like she had received a complete cleanse and she was even walking differently, she felt totally relaxed.”
Sheila - “I had an interesting experience with a man who had been diagnosed with kidney stones. I gave him a Gong bath, after which the aching pain in his kidney area all but disappeared and he started to feel much better. At his next hospital appointment for a scan, he was told that they could not find the stone which had previously been seen in his right kidney.”
Jo - " I have had a painful bunion for over a year since being pregnant. It has been very difficult for me to buy comfortable shoes. Yesterday, I received my second sound healing treatment in a week. I have just glanced at my feet and the bunion has gone! I am so elated. Also the shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the past three to four months has gone too!”
June – “A terminally ill lady that I worked on with sound healing, always looked on this as her healing time, as she was treated with compassion, love and understanding, and the peace and relaxation that she received during these treatments helped her through to the end of her life, along with her family who also came with her, and benefited from the sound as well. Hopefully, making this difficult transition a little easier for all of them.
A SOUND HEALING TREATMENT
While having a sound healing treatment a person will lie on a couch. A sound healing session will usually last for an hour. The treatment will generally involve the practitioner toning or singing over the client’s body.
The practitioner may also use musical instruments such as crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, gongs, or tuning forks. Most people feel deeply relaxed after a sound healing. Sound healing treats the mind, body and spirit. A sound healing treatment will generally cost between £25 - £35.
To find a sound healer and experience a sound healing session, please go to our web site details of which are below, and then click on ‘Practitioners’ link.
Hospitals are now using harpists to calm patients on the operating table after research found that the instrument eased pain. The sound and vibrations have also been shown to lower the heart rate, decrease blood pressure and combat heart disease. Research in the United States found that the range of vibrations emitted by the plucked strings affect the body's nervous system.
At the Department of Coronary Care at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, music ranks high on the list of modern day management of critical care patients. Its relaxing properties enable patients to get well faster by allowing them to accept their condition and treatment without excess anxiety.
In a study of 59,000 patients 97% of them stated that music was a real help to them to relax in the postoperative situation and during surgery with local anaesthesia.
Sound healing is now widely used in Germany and Eastern Europe. Patients report a reduction in headaches, better sleep patterns, improved memory and concentration.
Research found that sound healing increased the body’s production of beta-endorphin, a natural painkiller.
THE COLLEGE OF SOUND HEALING
The College of Sound Healing is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to promoting sound healing in the United Kingdom.
Principal Simon Heather - International Author, Workshop Leader & Healer.
Web site - www.collegeofsoundhealing.co.uk
e-mail - [email protected]
June & Rob Dickerson are both Tutors of the College of Sound Healing
Web site - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/reiki.sounds
e-mail - [email protected]
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