The Benefits of Healing with Sound
Vibrational sound healing can be traced back from present day trends to many ancient civilizations including India, Africa, Europe, and the Orient. In addition, each culture had unique approaches specific to its region and beliefs. Bells, chimes, bowls, gongs, drums and vocal toning, chants or repetitive sound vibrations are only a few of the many vibrational sound tools that can be used for healing. In Ancient Egypt vowel sounds were chanted in specific keys to clear and restore balance to the chakra system. Atlanteans combined sound with crystals to enhance healing. Healers today may use a combination of techniques to assist their clients.
If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies.
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor
Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine
Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York
Everything in our Universe is made purely of vibrations.
Everything resonates with its own signature frequency. Ancient religions and modern sciences agree that our Reality is an ocean of living energy, and that all matter (such as a human being) is simply interpenetrating waves of energy which have crystallized into form and structure. This primordial life force energy is called by many names in different cultures – AUM (OM), Prana, Chi, Ki, Mana, Baraka, Spirit, or Quantum Energy (as the new physics label it).
Most of all, Crystal Bowls work directly with this universal energy and channel it into the body to enliven our entire being! Through this super-flow of life-force energy, the sounds from the bowls can help us remember our connection with the Great Source. This allows us access to the unlimited healing energy from within.
Vibrational sound touches our bodies on a molecular and crystalline level
The body is a network of vibrational fields and energy currents. Each individual resonates at his or her own vibration. Sound is an acoustical wave while color is an electromagnetic wave. The colors of the rainbow correspond to specific musical notes. In the same way, each chakra of the body correlates with a specific tone and color.
Although there is a tone and color that corresponds to each of the chakra centers, each part affects the totality. This is important to know since each crystal bowl will affect the whole body. You may feel the effects in one section of your body more deeply, but the vibrational sound will also travel throughout your entire energy field. The human body and the entire earth are made up of energy, vibrating at different frequencies. When out of rhythm, disease and disharmony result. Therefore vibrational sound healing addresses these imbalances or blockages of the energy channels.
Notes of the crystal bowls are tuned to specific frequencies found within the human body
Thus when the sound moves through the atmosphere and touches us, it causes our cells to move in a different direction at different speed, in rhythm with the sound wave. This puts us in harmony with the sound wave. The sound penetrates into our very cells and rebalances them through oscillation and resonance. Hearing is not a prerequisite for benefiting from these healing properties. Studies have shown that sound has a direct impact on our mental processes, muscles, nervous system, (heartbeat, pulse) digestive system and circulatory system.
Alignment with the tones of the Crystal Bowls is one of the most dynamic forms of sound healing available today.
Using sound to heal
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in NY has been using sound with cancer patients. This includes Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls and chanting. “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies.”