So the symphony that is you is made up of a variety of different sounds - there are the sounds that bone cells make vs. the sounds that skin cells make. Your heart not only makes a sound because it is beating, but the muscles of the heart emit their own sounds, as do the cells of your lungs, liver, etc., etc. If you want to check out more of this, you can visit this link. This was an art installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, based on the sounds that cells make. If you click around, you will find links to the audio files and you can listen to the sound of bone cancer, for instance.
In 1974, Dr. John Beaulieu began his investigation into the sounds of the human body’s nervous system while sitting in an anechoic chamber located at New York University’s psychology lab. He spent over 500 hours experimenting with various tuning forks to see what their effect on the nervous system was. He noticed that his nervous system made different sounds depending upon him mental and emotional states. And then he made an even more remarkable discovery: He could shift the sound of his nervous system with the use of tuning forks, and when he did so, he observed changes in his physical sensations as well. He had discovered the sonic link between his nervous system and his body.
So imagine this: You are feeling stressed out. Your boss has just asked you to stay late to finish an impossible task which must be completed by morning. You just had a big argument yesterday with your best friend/husband/wife, and you’re not feeling great about it, and to top it off, your computer just crashed. Now think about the sounds that will be emanating from your nervous system. Not sounding good, is it? Well, what if you could change those sounds? What if you could make those sounds be the same as if you had just finished meditating for a half hour? If you could change the sound of your nervous system, would you feel calmer?
And if you could change your mood with sound, is it possible you can change your physiology with sound? More and more evidence points to the fact that changes in frequencies - both in and around our bodies - can have profound effects on our physical, mental and emotional well being. For years, scientists have known about the Schumann Resonances - the frequency that resonates between the earth and the ionosphere. This frequency is 7.8Hz., which happens to be the same as our brain waves known as Alpha waves - those associated with a synchronous and coherent state of mind that is both restful and alert. Experiments done back in the early 1960s showed that by blocking our exposure to the Schumann Resonance, (subjects lived in an underground bunker, shielded from all outside frequencies), our physical, mental and emotional health suffers. When the subjects were re-exposed to the Schumann Resonance, symptoms disappeared.
So sounds have a profound effect on our health - both positively as well as negatively. In North America, sound has remained on the fringes of health care. In Europe, it has been accepted for many years as a healing modality. We are beings who are sensitively tuned to frequencies - to sound and to light. We have the capacity to tune ourselves in to frequencies that promote health and well being. We have the choice to spend time away from all of our technology, and tune in to the natural world — the day-night cycle, the rhythms of the ocean, the sounds of birds and insects and wind. By doing this, we are not “wasting” our time - we are tuning in and tuning up our bodies. We are promoting our own well being.