Sound healing is a branch of alternate medicine and a kind of therapy in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. It has been researched and proved that the sound has maximum effect on human beings, and the sense of hearing which is one of the five senses which humans are blessed with, could be beneficial for rejuvenating other senses of a person and bring about an effective and wholesome healing.
There are multiple kinds of sound therapies of which one is music therapy, which can involve a person listening to music for conditions such as stress, headache, and migraine and muscle tension.
Other kind of sound therapies includes resonance therapy or vibration therapy, while more other being chanting and humming as well. For decades people have followed relaxation and meditation techniques. They have relaxed and meditated to soothing sounds, like recordings of waves lapping, nature sound, ocean sound, flow of air, waterfall, wind chimes etc. Sound healing as a therapy, has begun to attract a following in recent years which involves relaxation and brings about a holistic stimulated healing by way of tuning forks, gongs, Tibetan singing bowls etc.
Music and sound is one of the most important components of this therapy. Sound wave vibrations are also used to treat physical and mental conditions. The central dogma of the sound therapy is that this therapy is based on the theory of vibrations and pulses. It is believed by the practitioners of this therapy that the life is based upon certain vibrations. Any activity which human does or any effect on human weather internal or external all have its unique vibrations and frequencies, the same is true with the human bodies. When a person’s healthy resonant frequency is out of balance, his or her physical and emotional health is affected. Sound therapy is also known as vibrational medicine which involves the vibrations of the human voice as well as objects that resonate. Sound healing is an eclectic combination of practices. Sound healing is the process by which participants play or listen to live or recorded sounds, in order to have a positive experience. Sound healing differs from music therapy in significant ways.
Music therapy involves a kind of music or song being played which is soothing in nature, while sound therapy involves vibration sounds and resonances.
Sound therapy focuses on balancing various energies and frequencies and thus aims to treat a condition.Sound therapy is effective in
treating such conditions as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, and autism. Sound therapies improve an individual’s well-being. Sound therapies can reduce stress, increase blood circulation, and alleviate symptoms of acute clinical depression. It has been scientifically proved that humming may improve sinusitis and respiratory issues. By humming, you are increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your nasal cavities, which can decrease nasal and respiratory infections. Furthermore, singing bowls may decrease your heart rate, slow down your breathing, and thus, increase your overall sense of well-being.
People who have tried sound therapy or the music therapy have experienced a less stressful life and more wholesome results. They say that they prefer the therapy of sound healing because it is noninvasive and relaxing and without any side effects, neither does it require any long healing time or for any rehabilitation. Sound therapy can simply be administered to the patient by lying on a cushion relaxing and exercising only the ears which makes it more desirable. Sound therapy though an alternate form of healing science is one of the most effective therapies, with long lasting results and effects.