Music is organized sound. Virtually all cultures have used the power of music in many different ways and also therapeutically. The vibration of sound can drastically change the mood, activate passion, reduce pain and stress and ease disharmony between the physical and subtle body.Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center has been working with his patients for several years using quartz crystal bowls to help them in their healing process. In his book, Sounds of Healing: A Physician Reveals the Therapeutic Power of Sound, Voice, and Music, published in 1999, he writes: “My patients’ as well as my own experiences with quartz crystal bowls strongly support the hypothesis that the overtones they produce have resonant and healing properties unlike anything we have encountered. The bowls emit tones that resonate with the human voice. The sounds permeate our systems, resonating with our essence, so that inner chaos, conflict, and dissonance seem almost immediately to be transformed into harmony.
Why is sound healing so powerful?
Every healthy organ and body-part creates a natural resonant frequency with the rest of the body. Each person has his/her own sound or frequency. We often talk about other people’s “wave length” and that we do or don’t resonate with them. This we can understand literally.
Disease is the state when there is disharmony between the frequency of a certain organ or body part and the whole. With disease, a different sound pattern is established and affects first this particular part of the body or organ.
If this disharmony is not corrected, eventually the whole body gets ill. Sound can be projected directly into the body-parts where there is pain, for example by toning forks or rays of colored light (color = visible sound), or include the whole body, so disharmony can be correct and the harmonic sound pattern can restore health.
The purity of the sound of the singing crystal bowls can help to restore one’s health. Scientists have proven the positive influence of harmonious sound on the cellular level of the body.