Does Sound Have the Power to Heal?
Before our body leaves our mother's womb; before we take our first breath of fresh air; and before we open our eyes to the world, we are surrounded by sound and our bodies react to the resonance. Encased in darkness, our little bodies are exposed to the hum of muffled voices, the constant beat of our mother’s heartbeat, and the overall vibration of her body which begins teaching us which sounds are calming and which are startling before we are even aware of emotions such as fear or happiness.
In fact, many studies show that the vibration a mother produces based on her emotional state during pregnancy greatly affects the emotional development, neurological development, and calmness of their unborn child[i]. A mother full of fear and stress creates a negative vibration the same as a mother who practices calmness produces a positive vibration both of which are passed onto the unborn child.
This can be further seen in the positive physical and mental effects of a mother practicing “Om”, a sacred sound that ancient Vedic scriptures believe is the primordial sound from which all other sounds and creation emerge. Scientific studies on Om suggest that the mental repetition of Om results in physiological alertness, increased sensitivity as well as synchronicity of certain biorhythms, and an increased sensitivity to sensory transmission[ii].
What is the theory of 'Sympathetic Resonance' and How Can It Lead to Healing?
To fully understand how sound resonance affects our bodies and overall health and how it can be used to heal our body, mind, and soul we must first understand the theory of 'sympathetic resonance'.
To put it simply, when the vibration from one object causes another object to vibrate, it is called resonance. This can be demonstrated through an opera singer being able to shatter glass with merely their voice by matching the glasses vibrational frequency causing the molecules to vibrate. The faster they vibrate, the more likely they are to shatter the glass.
Did you know you can also make a piano sing without ever pressing a key? If you press the damper pedal on a piano and sing a note, the strings in the piano that make the same note will vibrate. When you stop singing, you can hear the piano sounding the same note[iii].
The vibration from your voice causes the string that matched the note you are singing to vibrate harmoniously and the same goes for the world around us.
Your biological structure is composed of many different co-existing sound vibrations inside your body. If we find the frequency to amplify the healing of, let’s say your immune system, and we expose your body to this frequency, using the power of sympathetic resonance, your body will tune into this frequency and automatically start humming, vibrating, pulsing with greater amplification, creating a cascading biological effect.
Sound can reduce stress effects on the body, lower heart rate, decrease blood pressure, release dopamine (the happy hormone) throughout the body and bring us to a state of calm and relaxation.
The Medicine Behind Sound Resonance
The therapeutic effects of vibration, sound, frequency, and resonance have long been known and used throughout history.
One such example of this is the Tibetan singing bowl which has been used for centuries as a tool to teach, gather, and transform the minds, health, and wellbeing of those exposed to its sound.
In fact, one observational study found that participants experiencing Tibetan singing bowl sound meditation had significant reductions in tension, anxiety, and depressed mood, and even had a significant reduction in physical pain scores[iv]. Additionally, another study confirms that singing bowls can be leveraged as a tool for inducing good quality relaxation response (increased parasympathetic tone, reduced stress) to facilitate healing and energy recovery and achieve significant health benefits[v].
A Tibetan singing bowl is like a bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. They are unique for several reasons but one of their most outstanding qualities is the special calming and healing sounds they emit when played. Made of an alloy of seven different metals, connected to seven astrological planets, with seven different frequencies corresponding to the seven main chakra systems:
- 396 hz Root
- 417 hz Sacral
- 528 hz Solar
- 639 hz Heart
- 741 hz Throat
- 852 hz Third Eye
- 963 hz Crown
To give an example, studies show that Tibetan Singing bowls that resonate at 528hz work to reduce the effects of stress on the body including reducing stress hormones which allows the body to return to a parasympathetic state and begin to heal. In fact, 528Hz, which is known as the ‘MI” or ‘Miracle’ tone in the Solfeggio scale, is a sound wave that has been reported to cause significant and extraordinary changes in biological functions.
It has been reported that sound resonance can activate DNA repair by refreshing ‘structured water’ within the genome which studies show can kill cancer cells, repair damaged cells caused by addictions or disease, and allow the body to begin healing.
In this way, Tibetan singing bowls use the power of sympathetic resonances to strengthen, amplify, and balance the energetic chakra system in the body for cascading healing & regenerative effects on mind, body, and soul. This of course can have an impact on cellular repair and revitalization of skin, too.
But can the healing properties of sound be absorbed and stored within other objects, such as water?
Can Sound Resonance be Stored in Water?
With everything in the universe having its own unique vibration, when one object's vibration interacts with another, can its effects be stored and continue to affect the overall properties of the second object? The short answer is yes!
Scientists from Germany have discovered that water itself has memory and allows for inter-communication and the transfer of information between itself and those who interact with it. The German scientists believe that as water travels it picks up and stores information from all of the places that it has traveled through, which can thereby connect people to a lot of different places and sources of information when they drink this water, depending on the journey that it has been on[vi].
This study not only shows that the vibrational energy of the object and sounds in and around water are stored within its memory, but that information can then be passed onto the person who interacts, uses, and/or drinks the water. Japanese Researcher Masura Emoto provides compelling evidence that human vibrational energy, thoughts, words, ideas and music affect the molecular structure of water.
Consider that the earth is covered in 71% water and our bodies are made up of 60% water, that is a massive amount of shared memory and, we believe, part of greater intelligent design.
With this in mind, HiViBe uses the proven healing frequencies of Tibetan singing bowls and quartz crystal singing bowls to bring harmony to all of our products which is then stored within through highly charged, structured water. In this way, HiViBe tunes all our products to the same frequencies as the chakra centers from 396 hz to cleanse feelings of fear and insecurity to 528hz to promote physical healing at the deepest levels and 852 hz to bring about connection to higher orders of thinking and connection to the divine.
We rely on the intelligent use of sound and frequency tuning to raise the vibration of our products. Due to the theory of sympathetic resonance, we believe using products with a raised vibration supports you in your own efforts to raise your vibration to higher states of love, light, healing, harmony, connection, intuition, and expansion.
To ultimately unlock your own cosmic potential, beyond skin deep and to be empowered to manifest the life you desire. By raising your own vibration, you help raise the vibration of the planet, one molecule, one person at a time.
The power of sound and its effects on our body is one that has been scientifically proven to restore balance and with the recent awe-inspiring research showing that water has memory, each of HiViBe's products can help align your resonance with that of positivity and creation.
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