Sound healing, as the name implies, is a therapy where sound is used to create balance and alignment in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being. In sound healing, music or tones are usually administered to an individual by assorted instruments or by the human voice coupled with the intention of creating health.
For centuries, sound was actually "main stream medicine" healing in many cultures. Shamans chanted and drummed to heal people. Ancient mystery schools in Greece, Egypt and India developed sound into a sacred science. In the Bible, David played his harp to lift King Saul’s depression. Egyptian papyri over 2,600 years old refer to incantations as cures for infertility and rheumatic pain. The ancient Greeks believed music had the power to heal body and soul and used the flute and the lyre for treating illnesses such as gout and sciatica. Pythagoras used special songs and incantations with particular melodies and rhythms to cure diseases of the body and mind. The great Pyramids, some say, were constructed using sound.
While the use of sound and music can be found in many spiritual and sacred cultural traditions, sound healing is relatively new in modern medicine. The basic principle of sound healing holds that everything is made of energy; this energy is eternal and in a constant state of vibration, or resonance. Unseen, this vibration, or subtle energy field, is the basic foundation for all existence. It is the same thing as "Qi" in Chinese medicine. In the Old Testament, "Let there be light" was the beginning..... and so some would say that light was the beginning of the separation of matter. But light is another form of energy...of vibration. In the New Testament, "In the beginning was the Word"....which was sound.....marked the beginning of the separation into matter.
No matter how you look at it.....it boils down to energy.....to vibration..... And using this basic principle of vibration, we can align our body, mind and spirit..... And this, my friends, is what is meant by true healing.
Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist, sound healer and author with over 30 years experience in the science and art of heaing. Her approach addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalances