Science behind healing with sound

2017-09-26 06:01
Anne de Chazal.Photo: Supplied

Anne de Chazal.Photo: Supplied

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THERE is growing interest in using sound frequency to boost human health, and research backs it up.

In the realm of healing techniques, sound work inhabits a curious space.
It has been used for thousands of years- think of overtone chanting from Central Asia, for example - yet, it’s also on the frontiers of modern neuroscience.

Sound work is “creating a frequency and vibration for someone that’s conducive for him or her to heal”, says Joshua Leeds, the author of The Power of Sound and an expert in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effects of sound on the human nervous system.

“Sound healing is trending up. It’s like where yoga was 15 years ago.
“People are realising that sound is a viable medium to address distress, enhance learning, even work with an autistic child.”

Sound can increase immunity and treat insomnia, according to Jamie Bechtold, a Los Angeles sound healer.

“Most people come to me for stress and anxiety,” she says.
For woes like pulled muscles, colds and headaches, Bechtold uses tuning forks on acupuncture points.
“I’ve seen back muscles that are spasming completely relax using this vibration.”

“There’s more on sound science than ever before,” says Leeds. “We know what is happening molecularly.”

In the future he says, “What we think of as sound healing will be called frequency medicine.”

Sound therapy is excellent for many stress-related issues.


Contact Sacred Sound Therapy, Anne de Chazal on 082 875 0480, who is available every Tuesday and is happy to give you a demonstration and chat to you about how it can help by:

·  lowering blood pressure;

·  reducing pain;

· reducing anxiety;

·  better regulating limbic system;

·  increasing circulation;

· shortening healing periods;

· increasing sleep quality; and

·   increasing sense of calm.

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