Sound healing has become a buzzword as more and more people are trying it out and experiencing its benefits. Not to mention, the number of celebrities who swore by the wonderful effects of sound healing.
Sound and the use of music and specific sound frequencies is believed to help with physical, emotion, and mental states. A health aspect that many people struggle with today that is perhaps not talked about enough is depression.
Can sound healing really help with depression?
Depression is a feeling of hopelessness and sadness for a long period. Individuals who have depression experience it in weeks, months, or even years. Depression may occur for no reason at all, which makes it difficult to address.
Considered a serious condition, depression can affect physical and mental health. For one, when you are depressed, it can affect how you feel about yourself.
It is known that depression is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. However, the exact interactions of brain chemistry is complex and is still not well understood.
Neurochemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin are produced and used in the brain and they are associated with happiness. Therefore, there are medicines that alter these chemicals that are proven to be effective but may have difficult side effects.
Luckily, there are alternative treatments available to address depression. One can go to regular therapy sessions and other holistic approaches that can ease the symptoms of depression. A modality gaining popularity these days is the practice of sound therapy or sound healing.
Sound Healing For Depression
We emit energy and frequencies, and the universe as well. Everything on this planet has energies. Sound has been used as a form of spiritual healing for many years. Now, science is exploring the benefits of sound and its effects on humans.
A person who is healthy has a body that contains internal vibrations that form a balance similar to a symphony playing perfectly in tune. Dr. Petey Guy Manners, one of the earliest pioneers in sound healing developed the Cymatic Instrument in the 1950s. The instrument can project hundreds of different frequencies that are calibrated to strengthen parts of the human body.
Biophysicist Gerald Oscar published research about tones during the early 1970s. Oscar’s research showed that when different tones are played in each ear, the brain automatically creates another one, which is called a binaural beat. In this sense, it shows that sound can link brain waves in both hemispheres, which is now called brainwave entrainment.
Sound healing can help ease symptoms of depression through high-frequency sounds that bring high energy vibrations that help boost vitality. It can help activate neurons in some parts of the brain.
Science And Sound Healing
The rise of sound healing and therapy has made researchers and scientists look for solid evidence to prove how it affects the brain and could possibly treat certain physical and mental conditions, such as depression.
In fact, there are over 400 published scientific articles on music as medicine, which found strong evidence that music has mental and physical health benefits when it comes to improving mood and reducing stress. It is revealed that rhythm, in particular, can provide physical pain relief.
Another study in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that spending an hour doing sound meditation helped reduce tension, depression, and anxiety. The sound meditation used various sound healing tools, such as crystal singing bowls and Tibetan singing bowls. The study also showed that people who had never done sound meditation experienced significantly less tension and anxiety after the session.
The growing evidence for sound healing and how it can potentially help alleviate depression makes it worth exploring. All you need to do is listen more to the magic that sound brings.
Set the right rhythm now and experience a better flow of energies by listening to the Sacred Sound Healing System.
Learn more about the sound and how it can be used for healing in this short video Sound as a tool for healing
You can also listen to and watch relaxing music videos at my YouTube channel Music for Avitalife Now
The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional stress on individuals and families but there are people and agencies that can help with the physical and mental challenges you may be facing.
People that are feeling emotional distress related to COVID-19 can take actions to help support themselves and others.
- Set a limit on media consumption, including social media, local or national news.
- Stay active. Make sure to get enough sleep and rest. Stay hydrated and avoid excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol. Eat healthy foods when possible.
- Connect with loved ones and others who may be experiencing stress about the outbreak. Talk about your feelings and enjoy conversation unrelated to the outbreak.
- Get accurate health information from reputable sources. For health information about COVID-19, please contact the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov, your local healthcare provider, or your local 211 and 311 services, if available.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- If you’re experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or your local crisis line.
- For coping tools and resources, visit the Lifeline website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or Vibrant Emotional Health’s Safe Space at vibrant.org/safespace.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline has highly trained advocates available 24/7 to ensure services and continue to support survivors