Sound healing is something that resonates with most people. We can feel it when we listen our favorite music, or when take a moment to listen to the sounds of nature. We all realize that sound has meaningful effects on our body, minds and spirits. How exactly does sound work to heal us?
According to the concept of sound healing, the power of sound and vibration has the ability of restoring your body, mind as well as spirit to a sense of harmony. Despite remaining relatively dormant for hundreds of years, sound healing has regained its importance by finding its way into centers of well-being worldwide as one of the most powerful ways to promote human health. You feel the awesome sensation of sound when you listen carefully to the heavy downpours outside your home, the birds chirping in the trees or the blissful effects of waves crashing at the beach. Sound has profound impact on your body, mind and spirit. How sound works to bring about the healing effects to our bodies, should be of profound relevance to you.
As sound therapist, Dr. John Beaulieu, ND, PhD explains:
“The fundamental principle of Energy Medicine is that an underlying energy field generates physical, emotional, and mental behaviors. If we change the energy field, the physical, emotional, and mental behaviors will also change.”
Sound Healing and Cymatics
The science of cymatics provides one of the most effective ways that you can use to change the energy field. It is based on the fundamental truth that when sound encounters a membrane, it leaves an invisible pattern of energy.
Although he was not the first scientist to discover the healing effects of sound, Dr Hans Jenny, MD Basel Switzerland, coined the word “cymatics” and performed remarkable experiments, to explore the once hidden, structure of sound.
In his experiments, Jenny created “cymatics” by putting sand, fluid or any other powder on a metallic plate. After that, he attached the metallic plate to an oscillator. He used a generator to control the oscillator which was capable of producing thousands of sound frequencies. He replicated many frequencies often found in the nature but others were more unique. By adjusting the frequencies on his oscillator, he noted that sand or any other substance he was applying morphed into interesting geometric shapes and thereby making sound visible. The shapes imitated properties of divine geometry. As Jenny increased the frequency of the sand or the substance he was using, the more complex the shapes became.
Microscopic Cymatic Experiments
Beautiful sound showed beautiful patterns while the distorted sounds more frequently created distorted patterns. John Stuart Reid, the inventor of Cymascope and acoustic pioneer alleges that membranes of every cell in the human body receive patterns generated by sound. He suggests that when you listen to beautiful music or calming natural sounds, you receive beauty at a deeper level than your normal sense of hearing. How the patterns affects your body, and produce sound healing effects, at the end of the day is something he hopes to share with once he completes his microscopic cymatic experiments. And, today with the emergence of Epigenetics, a subset of signal transduction, it seems entirely possible that sound could have the ability to change ones genetic expression and reverse pathologies. It is still early days, but let’s hope that more microscopic cymatic and epigenetic research is pursued, to properly explore sounds healing effects.  
Reid believes that the term sound waves conjure up the wrong model of sound hence he considers it misleading. According to Reid, any audible sound is bubble or spherical shaped. For instance, when someone claps his or her hands, they generate sound in all directions. This simply confirms that sound is not a wave as most scientists claim. The term waves came about because of the pulsating effect shown by sound bubbles.
To better understand the structure of sound, Reid has invented the CymaScope, a new breed of scientific instrument, that surpasses the experiments conducted by Hans Jenny. Instead, the instrument is designed to imprint sound frequencies onto a sensitive water membrane, akin to a fingerprint on glass. Using the technology known as cymatics, the process captures the periodic vibrations of sounds in the surface tension of water, which are then ‘dusted’ with light to reveal the otherwise invisible pattern, therefore making sound visible.
Sound vibrations underpins all lifeforms, and we believe this instrument provides an evolutionary step forward to building a more intuitive human existence.
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