The Healing Power of Sound

Sound Healing is a very effective, safe and ancient way of bringing balance to our health and well- being. The Healing Power of Sound lies in its simplicity! By skilfully using instruments such as Tibetan Singing Bowls, chimes like Koshi bells, drums and voice, the sound healing practitioner can help the client to get into a deep state of relaxation. The way how these powerful instruments are played is very important. Tone arrangements are usually kept simple incorporating long gaps between the sounds that have a calming effect on our physiology and thinking mind. Sometimes instruments can be played more vigorously with the intention of triggering an energetic or emotional release, but in this article we would like to focus on the fascinating and miraculous effects of relaxation. When we enter a deep state of relaxation the parasympathetic part of our nervous system is being activated. This part of our autonomic nervous system is responsible for rest and recovery. Our high tech fast pace society requires the average 21st century citizen to be in a sympathetic dominant state, necessary for dealing with every day to day life, for extended periods of time. Long-term exposure to stressful situations will lead to sensory over-stimulation which ultimately can lead to disease. On the contrary in a parasympathetic state our bodies begin to regenerate, moving from the “fight, freeze or flight” response into a recovery mode also known as “rest and digest” . Functions such as digestion, nutrient absorption and synthesis, therewith tissue repair, can take place efficiently. In other words the therapeutic application of sound carries the ability to activate the body’s own and natural healing mechanism. People very often report feeling deeply rested with a heightened sense of well- being and peace right after their sound healing treatment. Today Sound Healing therapy is gaining great popularity and is widely recognised as a holistic and complementary form of healing.

For further information and personal research please feel free to read this article about Dr. Jeffrey Thompson conducting scientific research on the healing qualities of sound.



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