Sound healing has been utilized by various cultures for centuries, stemming from the belief that everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including the human body. When we are healthy, everything in our body vibrates in harmony or resonance. Dis-ease, on the other hand, results from dissonance or disruption in this resonance. Sound healing aims to bring back harmony, allowing the body to heal itself.
The Science of Sound Healing
Scientifically speaking, sound healing operates on the principle of resonance and entrainment. Resonance is the natural frequency at which an object vibrates. Entrainment, in the context of sound healing, refers to the process where two interacting oscillating systems assume the same period. So, when a sound with a frequency is introduced to an organ or part of the body that is not resonating at its optimal frequency, that part can potentially ‘entrain’ to the introduced sound, thus returning to its healthy resonance.