You know it’s important to eat right and exercise to stay healthy, but did you know that the sounds you hear daily can have an effect on your health? Mitchell Gaynor, M.D. and Oncologist says, “You can look at disease as a form of disharmony. And there’s no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound and music and vibration.” The questions become, does sound really have an impact in wellness and how can you use sound to support your health?
First, sound therapy follows the law of physics which points out that everything is vibration. All matter is vibrating at a specific frequency, from the book you are reading, to the food you eat and even the organs of your body. This idea that sound and music can support health is not new. Don Campbell and Alex Doman note in their book Healing at the Speed of Sound, “In 1944, as sound’s power to heal became more widely recognized and acknowledged in the scientific community, the first music therapy program was created in the U.S.” Modern medicine too, embraces sound with the use of such technology as ultrasound for example.
Furthermore, major hospitals are embracing sound and for good reason. A December 2017 article reported, “Experts at Mayo Clinic have installed ambient therapy systems (playing sounds such as ocean waves and nature sounds) in certain operating rooms and patient rooms… sounds can help patients relax, and some reported feeling less pain.”
It’s now becoming more widely known that the use of sound therapeutically does provide many benefits to our health and wellness.
Some benefits of sound therapy include:
• Strengthens immune system
• Reduces stress
• Lowers cortisol
• Reduces anxiety before surgery
• Increases production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells
• Decreases pain in pediatric ER patients
• Promotes deep, meditative relaxation
Sound has been used for centuries both naturally and therapeutically. So, how can you use sound to? There many ways, both ancient and modern. In ancient Egypt, for instance, the hieroglyph for music was also that for wellbeing. Ancient prescriptions often included rhythmic singing and chanting. Today you could attend a yoga or kirtan class that embraces these activities.
In today’s busy modern world, being conscious of the sounds you hear daily can also help you maintain health. Avoid noisy environments, plan for silence in meditation. Why? While hearing loss is the most obvious effect of living in a noisy environment, one study reported, “Nonauditory effects of noise exposure are… elevated blood pressure, loss of sleep, increased heart rate, cardiovascular constriction, labored breathing, and changes in brain chemistry.”
Support your wellbeing by planning for and preparing your “sound diet.” Listen to music. Doing some research on music therapy, sound therapy and vibroacoustic therapy will turn up impressive results of the health-supportive powers of music. Benefit address a scope from cold and flu relief to inflammation reduction and increased energy, all the way to support for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism. This modality of sound therapy is a simple yet powerful tool to add to your wellness maintenance toolbox.
Enhance your daily soundscape by listening to music with health-supportive frequencies. Sometimes frequencies aren’t so easy to listen to alone as the high and low tones can be challenging to the ear. But in today’s world of modern invention you can find music that is composed specifically to be health supportive and easy to listen to such as music infused with frequency.
Nikola Tesla said it best, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” It’s time to ask, what do you find yourself listening to throughout the day and is it supporting (or detracting from) your health? You can change your music to change your health, simply plan your “sound diet” today. ‘
One of the largest Frequency Infused Music™ producers is here locally in SE Florida. They are Good Vibrations Music Co. They are a non-profit 501(c)3, they give music away to the following causes; Parkinson’s, Autism, PTSD, and Trauma. Over the last 2 years they have given away over 13,000 downloads to these causes. Their mission is to help establish a new health paradigm that embraces vibrational medicine as a prominent alternative method for improved health and wellness.