What is the best instrument for sound healing? Didgeridoo, Tibetan singing bowls, Virtual reality, or both? There are many different theories, but one of the most prevalent is using specific sound frequencies. Here’s a closer look at each instrument and its use in sound healing. The best instruments for sound healing are tuned to specific frequencies, and the duration of the sustain is important. The term sustain is synonymous with resonance. But how do these instruments work?
Michael Carringer is a self-described “military brat” from New Hampshire who went to Catholic school and later went on to study anthropology and emergency medical technician at Northeastern University. After graduation, he worked as a marketing manager and in the eco-fashion industry, and also managed a blues bar in Merrimack, New Hampshire. While working in the corporate world, Carringer found his calling as a healing practitioner and started exploring the history and sound of didgeridoos. During this time, he attended workshops and read about healing forums run by Australian Indigenous elders.
Didgeridoo is a traditional Aboriginal instrument that produces infrasound and natural ultrasound frequencies. These frequencies can penetrate the skeletal system and clear emotional, physical and energetic blocks. Didgeridoo sounds are similar to those produced by medical ultra-sound therapy. Patients report relief from muscle pain, osteoarthritis, headaches, and accelerated bone growth. People can enjoy didgeridoo therapy even if they are pregnant or have metal implants. The infra sound produced by the didgeridoo is similar to those produced by brain waves, which are in the two to twenty-hertz range.
The concept of VR and medical sound is nothing new, but the Stanford Virtual Heart project is a good example of how it can be applied. A virtual stethoscope functions like a real one, but the sound is designed anatomically to match the human heart. The virtual experience allows patients to feel the healing effects of sound without having to be physically present. Sound designers have new challenges to meet with VR training applications, and this is an exciting prospect.
Music has long been known to be beneficial for physical and mental health. Research has linked it to lower rates of dementia in the elderly and reduced stress levels. Many cases of sound healing have been conducted, and AI-powered music has been shown to improve general mental well-being. Unlike traditional music therapy, however, access to music-making may be prohibitively expensive. To help combat this, AI-powered music is generating music that can be used to treat a variety of health conditions.
In addition to their use in yoga, tuning forks have many other uses. They can be used to help increase the flow of vital energy, relieve inflammation, and extend yoga poses. They can also be used to balance core energy and enliven the energy field. Tuning forks are safe for everyone to use. You can learn more about the benefits of tuning fork therapy by reading below. But how do you use them?