Music therapy has been use as a healing implement for centuries. Apollo is the ancient Greek god of music and of medicine and his son Aesculapius was said to cure diseases of the mind by using song and music. By 5000 BC, music was used for healing by Egyptian priest-physicians. Plato said that music affected the emotions and could influence the character of an individual. Aristotle taught that music affects the soul and described music as a force that purified the emotions. Aulus Cornelius Celsus advocated the sound of cymbals and running water for the treatment of mental disorders. There are many more examples in history of different cultures that shows how music can be worthwhile for our mind and body.
Earlier works on the subject also discuss the medical effects of music in terms of bringing the soul and body into harmony. The rise of an understanding of the body and mind in terms of the nervous system led to the emergence of a new wave of music for healing in the eighteenth century. After 1800 some books on music and medicine drew on the Brunonian system of medicine, arguing that the stimulation of the nerves caused by music could directly improve or harm health. Throughout the 19th century an impressive number of books and articles were author by physicians in Europe and the United States discussing use of music as a therapeutic agent to treat both mental and physical illness.
These days, sound healing can take on many different forms. Music and voice are still very popular but however, many practitioners prefer to use instruments like tuning forks and gongs. That’s because these can work faster to achieve a healing effect. Another form is solfège frequency healing sounds. This is a form of music that uses specific sound patterns to stimulate the brain. These special tracks help your brain waves achieve a frequency that has many benefits.
In music, solfège is a music education method use to teach aural skills, pitch and sight-reading of Western music. Solfège is a form of solmization, though the two terms are sometimes use interchangeably. Solmization is a system of attributing a distinct syllable to each note of a musical scale. According to legends, an Italian Benedictine monk named Guido of Arezzo was looking for ways to teach melodies and harmonies to monastic choirs. He came up with “ut re mi fa sol la” to help express a musical scale, but in the 19th century it eventually turned into “do re mi fa so la ti do”. In 1974, solfeggio frequencies were rediscover by Dr Joseph Puleo who is a physician and a herbalist.
These Solfeggio Frequencies include a set of sacred numbers with a repeating sequence of 3, 6 and 9. Each Solfeggio Frequency has a specific purpose. Healing frequencies are use in holistic and eastern medicine to treat an array of ailments. Including everything from anxiety and depression to menstrual cramps and insomnia. These tones contain the frequency required to balance your energy and heal you. Different frequencies of sound can have a different effect on human brain activity. Today on YouTube, you can basically search for any issue. That you might have and there will be a healing frequency for it.
|Frequency Healing Sounds||Benefits|
|174 Hz||Releases pain and heals sick auras. It can also reduce back, lower back, foot, and leg pain. It soothes brain tissues and evokes feelings of love, courage, safety, and reassurance. 174 Hz targets chakras and the healing parts of the body.|
|396 Hz||Removes one from fear and guilt while also helping balance the root chakra to help you feel more grounded.|
|417 Hz||Facilitates change on the physical level, including the physical body. It’s also known to help dissolve feelings of trauma as well as any emotional blocks. Some say it brings a new start to life.|
|432 Hz||Targets your heart chakra. The tone soothes your soul and encourages mental and emotional clarity and openness. Listening to this tone can help with your spiritual growth.|
|440 Hz||Also known as cerebral music, it massages your brain and soothes anxiety. The 440 Hz also strengthens your cognitive growth and awakens your third eye chakra.|
|528 Hz||Promote miracles, clarity, and peace, as well as transformations like DNA repair. It’s often credited with helping to remove illness and disease. Called the “miracle note” and love frequency, it reportedly rids the body of any toxicity, ushers in love and confidence, and balances out both your heart and solar plexus chakras.|
|639 Hz||Helps to heal and promote relationships and reconnecting. It’s said to produce positive feelings and encourage harmony and clear communication.|
|741 Hz||Improves emotional stability, allowing you the space and safety to tap into your intuition.|
|852 Hz||Helps you connect to your intuition as well as the spiritual realms. It might prevent you from overthinking and delving deep into negative thought patterns to reach a new level of energy and spiritual awareness.|
|963 Hz||Helps you to connect to your inner self and reach your highest vibrational state, divine consciousness or enlightenment. This frequency wakes up your crown chakra. It’s a great way to raise your positive energy and vibrations.|
Evidence suggests that music therapy is beneficial for all individuals, both physically and mentally. Benefits of music therapy include improved heart rate, reduced anxiety, stimulation of the brain, and improved learning. Music therapists use their techniques to help their patients in many areas. Ranging from stress relief before and after surgeries to neuropathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease.
One study found that children who listen to music while having an IV insert into their arms. Showed less distress and felt less pain than the children who did not listen to music while having an IV insert. Studies on patients diagnosed with mental health disorders. Such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia have shown a visible improvement in their mental health after music therapy.
Music therapy in the military is also seen in programs on military bases, VA healthcare facilities, military treatment facilities, and military communities. Music therapy programs have a large outreach because they exist for all phases of military life. Pre-mobilization, deployment, post-deployment, recovery (in the case of injury), and among families of fallen military service personnel.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have claimed that music therapy is an effective method in helping individuals. Especially those who experience mental health issues, and more should be done to offer those in need this type of help.