While some scientists condemn energy medicine as a hoax, others are doing research which supports the idea that we all exist within a field of energy. In modern science, it's known as the Quantum Field. In ancient China, they called it the Qi Field.
What does that have to do with healing? Everything. Because changing the energy field around and within you promotes healing - mentally, physically, emotionally. Lots of science on this one, but why not see for yourself? First check in with yourself and see how you're feeling on a scale of 1-10. Got it? Now check out this video: Dancing Around The World. Rate yourself afterward....and see if there's any difference in your mood, your pain....whatever!
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Who seeks sound therapy, and how does it relate to Chinese Medicine?
Let's say there's someone who tends to obsess over things, like a dog "worrying" a bone. Another person tends to anger easily. A third person is fearful....etc. And let's say that each of these people has pain. The pain will show up quite differently in each case. One might get stomach aches, another will tend to sprain an ankle or shoulder, while the third one might complain of low back or knee pain. In each case, there is an imbalance in the energy system of that person which incorporates the whole person - not just the bodily tissue involved. This is what underlies the term "Mind-Body Medicine" - something that is beginning to be embraced by western medicine, though it's roots trace back thousands of years to ancient China.
Back then, when the bells at each temple were rung, they noticed that when one bell was struck, the others would resonate. This led to the idea that there was an invisible force that...
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”―
I'm always looking at articles about healing and health, and I'm always dumbfounded by what is written about so-called "alternative" medicine. For over 25 years I've practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine - a practice that dates backs thousands of years. And yet, I'm considered "alternative". Same holds true for sound healing - a practice that exists in practically all cultures all around the world, since the beginning of time. And yet, we are "alternative".
There are scientific studies that are conducted on the "placebo effect", and it is well documented that if a person believes...
Not too long ago I had the pleasure of offering a yoga and sound healing event with my friend Cindy Shaw. It was in a beautiful little yoga studio over at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley, and we combined some simple warm-up exercises for both the body and the voice - humming.....not demanding that anyone be a singer! Then Cindy took the participants through some simple yoga poses, suitable for anyone, while I played my gongs. This was followed by each participant getting an individual "tune up" with Tibetan bowls and tuning forks. Then we ended with me singing a simple , beautiful chant, accompanied by my shruti box (pictured on the floor next to Cindy.)
The whole time I kept thinking of how blessed I am to be able to live in this space of sound and silence, and to find people who value the healing powers of sound and silence. In a recent podcast by Krista Tippet, Gordon Hempton - an "acoustic ecologist" (he collects sounds from all over the world) said that...