Health Benefits of Sound Healing
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. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder. ~ Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York City
For centuries gongs and Tibetan singing bowls have been utilized for healing and consciousness transformation. We are now discovering the science behind this powerful ancient modality which is so effective for healing today. Modern medicine can now measure and thus confirm the practice of sound as a means to heal.
These instruments are used within meditations and physical vibrational healing techniques. Their harmonic resonance is used to:
- Reduce stress and pain
- Balance energy
- Create vitality synchronization and spontaneous healing
- Effectively alter consciousness into a peaceful and expansive meditative state (trance induction)
These instruments effectively alter consciousness into a peaceful and expansive meditative state. Participants report a fundamental shift in their perception of space, accentuated clarity of mind and body, enhanced creativity and a sense of peace and well-being. Some mainstream medical facilities have added programs that link body, mind, and spirit to the treatment of cancer. Cancer prevention centers are utilizing sound as a vital part of the healing process for patients with astounding results! Sounds from gongs, singing bowls, chanting and such act on the body as internal painkillers and healing agents.
It can be said that illness is a manifestation of dis-harmony within the body — an imbalance in the cells or a given organ — and that healing can be achieved by restoring the normal vibratory frequencies of the diseased, out-of-harmony parts of the body. Since all matter is energy vibrating at different rates, by altering the rate of vibration we can change the structure of matter.
Sound from the gongs and bowls entrain the brain to move into the deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition. When placed directly on the body, the bowls emit sound vibrations that are transmitted into our blood, organs, tissues, and cellular memory through the 80% water in our bodies. The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress or pain response. These vibrations reduce brain wave activity, slow the respiratory and heart rate, creating ‘Cardio-Respiratory Synchronicity’—the perfect condition to release blocked energy and bring the body back into alignment.
[excerpted from an article by Diane Mandle]
The sound of the gong is the channel of Pure Truth, and whenever Truth is experienced, healing occurs. - Gongmaster Don Conreaux