HEALING SOUNDS: Sound Therapy Sooths, Heals and Complements Traditional Treatments


by Jayne Morgan-Kidd and Charlotte Hibner

“Sound is the medicine of the future.” ~Edgar Cayce

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla

Cayce and Tesla were not the first to recognize the significance of sound for healing and energy balancing. For thousands of years, different cultures have used tools and voices to produce sounds— drums, gongs, chants, mantras, etc.—to heal illness and discord.

Ancient cultures in North America knew each animate and inanimate object in the universe has its own vibration. When the cells and tissues of the body vibrate in their personal harmony, there is free and unhindered flow of energy, and a person maintains a state of good health and well-being. Disturbances in this flow of energy create illness and chaos of the psyche.

Native Americans believed diseased organs resonated with abnormal frequencies, and they understood that the hypnotic effect of drums can produce physical healing. The drumming and chanting restored normal vibrations and helped organs heal, restoring the body to its normal state.

Modern medicine had no interest in sound and its vibratory power to treat disease until the 1930s, when ultrasound was discovered. Ultrasound is not totally accepted as a treatment modality in the United States, but it is widely accepted in Europe, and studies continue to explore the healing benefits of sound therapy.

There is growing interest in various methods of sound and vibrational therapy to restore mood and balance, heal physical conditions and deepen spiritual connection.

Available in SA

You might be surprised to learn that sound therapy is available as a healing alternative in San Antonio. A form of sound therapy treatment uses weighted and unweighted tuning forks that produce distinct sound frequencies that match those of the Earth and resonate with the body. During treatment, the tuning fork is struck to begin its vibration and then applied directly on or over various locations on the body. These vibrations travel along the body’s energy pathways and go deeply into the body, to places not easily accessed by other means. They have a distinctive and positive effect on physiology because each person’s body will create different overtones, based on physical and energetic make-up, overall health and individual needs at the time.

Guiding Principles

Here are some of the guiding principles of sound therapy, developed by Marjorie de Muynck:

  • We are made of vibration.
  • Our body has the ability to heal itself.
  • Our biorhythms and cycles are intimately connected with those of the Earth.
  • The vibrations of Ohm (Earth vibration) can help clear blockages in our energetic pathways.
  • Sympathetic resonance with the Earth helps to restore balance, establishes homeostasis and promotes healing.

When your body is in balance, physical states improve (for example, pain decreases or stops completely), emotional states improve and mental clarity improves.

Jayne Morgan-Kidd and Charlotte Hibner are sound therapy practitioners in San Antonio. Morgan- Kidd is a licensed professional counselor who practices innovative techniques in addition to sound therapy. Hibner is a registered nurse who utilizes complementary treatments like sound therapy in her nursing practice. To connect with either Morgan-Kidd or Hibner, or to learn more about sound therapy, call 210-393-8663.

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