Allopathic (modern Western) medicine currently has the following solutions for healing, cut out all or part of the offending organ (surgery), inject poisons into the body or prescribe medications that the person will often take for the rest of their life. Energy healing clears the blocks so the body can heal itself, without drugs or cutting.
There are many types of energy. All energy moves in waves. We often refer to the frequency of these waves as vibrations. As such, energy healing is often referred to as vibrational medicine. Among the types of energy are light and sound.
When part of the body is healthy, it creates a natural resonant frequency that harmonious with the rest of the body. So when part of the body is disease, sound therapy reintroduces the correct harmonic pattern into that part of the body that is affected. Through the principle of resonance, healthful vibrations change disharmonious frequencies back to normal.
When energy healing is done with sounds, we project the proper resonant frequency back into the affected area. The "offending organ" is vibrating out of tune. The sound treatment helps brings it back into harmony.
For healing to take place, we need the frequency and the intention of the person working the sound. Working the frequency alone is not enough; one needs to project intention into the healing. Intention is the energy behind the sound being created. Creating harmonics, coupled with intention, elevates us to therapeutic and meditative states. It enhances relaxation, helps brings health and balance.
To use an allopathic comparison, the sound is like medication. The intention is like the hypodermic needle. The medication thrown at the person will not have any effect, except getting them wet. The needle delivers the medication to the proper spot. The intention directs the sound to the place it is needed. Everything in the universe vibrates.
The frequency alters the part of the body that is vibrating out of harmony or is dis-eased. If we correct the resonant frequency, that part should return to normal frequency and healing should occur.
We've witnessed many healings using tuning forks and singing bowls. After one of our classes a student sent us a message. She had an infection in one breast that had defied the doctors for quite a while. The doctors identified that it was an infection; however, they were unable to identify the source or prescribe an effective cure. Just a week after the class, by using only the sound therapy with the tuning forks, the infection was gone.
The aborigines used the didgeridoo for healing. The ill person would lie on the ground and the shaman would blow the didgeridoo over the affected part of the body to facilitate healing. In many traditions, harmonies are viewed as sacred sounds. Native Americans chanted vowel sounds. A number of cultures chanted mantras.
The monks in Tibet developed the singing bowl, the tingsha, gongs, chimes and many other devices for generating sounds. Some of these, most notably the singing bowls, are used to maintain a specific sound for an extended period of time.
They will sit with a singing bowl and start it vibrating, this is a technique known as singing the bowl. They will keep this sound going the while they meditate, sometime for hours at a sitting. The sound focuses the mind and blocks outside distractions. It also bathes them in a healing sound.
Like so many things, it is easier to demonstrate the effects of sound in the negative. One of the simplest of all demonstrations is the blackboard. We have all felt the discordance that comes from scratching fingernails on a black board. The more one is into music the worse the reaction to a discordant sound, especially an unexpected one.
Like a discordant sound, an organ of the body can get out of tone. It is not limited to the organs of the body. There is a natural vibration, rhythm or tone, to mental activities, emotions, relationships, etc. It is part of our very language. Two people who have a good relationship are said to have a harmonious relationship. A meeting that goes astray is filled with discord.
There are many tools that can be used to restore tone. Crystal bowls have a beautiful sound and work very well. They are, however, large and made of crystal. This makes them awkward to transport and they can be broken. By contrast, singing bowls are smaller and much more durable. Tuning forks are even smaller and more durable. They also have much more precise sound, they often tone to within a tenth or a hundredth of a cycle per second, measure of frequency.
Pianos get out of tune. In order to have music sound the same when played on two different pianos a device was needed that would stay in tune and would be portable. This is why the tuning fork was created. Every piano tuner would have a set and two piano tuners in two separate places could tune pianos and have them sound almost the same.
For the same reason doctors have used the tuning fork to assess hearing, long before digital sound generators were possible. An assessment of hearing with different frequencies each time would be ineffective. They found the use of tuning forks to be an effective, reproducible assessment tool.
The power of sound is not limited to us. It works with animals and even at the molecular level. In the book The Messages from Water, Masaru Emoto documents the power of sound and intention. He has photographs of frozen water molecules. Good sounds and intentions have a beautiful geometric shape while bad ones show up without a pattern. This is well documented and well accepted proof of the power of resonant sound and intention.