The Miracle of Music on Your Health
Music is a miracle….
It speaks to us, causes our heart to swell, and jolts us down to our bones.
Like a time machine, it transports us to places and times decades before.
It pulls from us emotions down so deep, we can’t seem to reach them by our own will, inducing feelings of love, loss, hope, and triumph.
Music inadvertently demands our body to move, our feet to tap, our head to shake, and our body to sway.
I remember the first time I saw the clip from the documentary entitled, Alive Inside. Tears streamed down my face as I watched a man named Henry, who could barely speak, transform before my eyes. Henry’s dementia had progressed to the point where he didn’t recognize his own daughter. His words were barely understandable and he sat most days with his body slumped over, looking down at his own legs.
I watched as they loaded an iPod with some of Henry’s favorite old gospel tunes and headphones were placed over his ears. Within seconds, he looked up, his eyes wide and his face aglow. He began to move his body and then sing along to the music. After a few minutes, they took the headphones off his head and began to ask him questions. He was alert and answered their questions quickly and with a clearness that he lacked before. The music awakened him, activating neural pathways in his brain that connected him to his identity and past memories. Music brought Henry to life and it can do the same…and so much more for you.
Sound Waves in Medicine
The foundation of music is composed of sound waves and frequencies. Modern medicine has used these sound waves to see inside patient’s bodies. Chances are, someone you know has undergone an ultrasound exam.
Ultrasound is a science built upon the simple sound wave. They use these frequencies to diagnose abnormalities in the body or evaluate babies in utero. High frequency sounds waves are sent into the body, acting similar to SONAR used by submarines or echolocation used by bats and dolphins.
When these waves hit your organs and tissues they bounce back. The machine calculates the speed of return of the sound and creates an image on the screen. More recent ultrasound machines have upgraded from a 2D image to a 3D image, which is absolutely amazing. Women can actually see their baby’s face while they are still in the womb!
Ultrasounds are also useful for many forms of diagnosis like tumors, heart defects, and kidney stones. In fact, they are the most utilized form of diagnostic imaging available today – after X-ray exams.
But now, science is discovering that sound waves are not only useful for the images they can produce, but for the healing of tissue! The University of Cincinnati recently published results from using sound waves to heal wounds that would otherwise be very difficult to repair.
Diabetic and pressure ulcers can take months to heal, if they heal at all, do to lack of circulation. However, with the use of high frequencies sound waves, capillary networks are stimulated and circulation is enhanced. The research showed an improvement of up to 50% in the growth of blood vessel networks. This is a huge discovery and could save potentially millions of people from unnecessary infections, loss of limbs, and prolonged pain.
Another type of sound wave therapy called MIST uses saline solution and ultrasound waves to heal difficult wounds. MIST therapy has shown significant results over an 8 month study. This method of healing “from the inside out” can potentially save lives… and even save limbs from amputation. It is also saving thousands of dollars per patient in treatments and pain relief measures. This is because sound wave and frequency therapies are not only painless and effective at healing, but cost effective, as well.
Sounds vibrations ability to heal is not a new discovery. In the early 1900s, a handful of doctors began using certain frequencies to heal the body of diseases by killing bacteria and viruses with vibrations. Although their results were positive and many people were healed, they were shut down by threats from large drug corporations after they refused to sell their information.
Dr. Royal Rife, the pioneer of these vibration treatments, believed that every disease had it’s own unique frequency. He discovered that exposing a virus to certain frequencies of radio waves killed it quickly. He claimed that certain sound frequencies could destroy particular diseases. Higher frequencies could destroy diseases of lower frequencies.
Living in a world of frequencies and vibration, we are part of the whole system. Every cell of our body vibrates – everything has its optimal frequency. The human body has a frequency between 62-78. As the frequencies decrease, sickness and disease can result.
To get an idea of the frequencies of the human body, read the chart below.