Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with sounds at various frequencies. From the overtone chanting of Central Asia to the trance states induced by shamanic drumming, different sound frequencies are believed to have a positive effect on the body and mind. This fascination is now largely based on scientific research and is known as frequency healing.
Sound frequency healing is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative health treatment for a number of ailments, such as stress, depression and anxiety, pain, and sleep issues. The idea is that certain frequencies can activate the body’s own natural healing process. However, the claims around healing frequencies are controversial, with some claiming that they work and others arguing that they’re nothing more than pseudoscience.
A few notable scientists have worked on frequency healing, including Dr. Albert Abrams who found that tapping his patients’ abdomens in a particular spot elicited a specific sound. He also discovered that different illnesses elicited different sounds and could even diagnose a patient simply by listening to the sound they made. Royal Raymond Rife went on to develop devices that could identify microorganisms by their light emissions and kill them using the correct frequency.
Frequency healing uses the principles of resonance and entrainment. It’s based on the fact that some frequencies resonate with and “entrain” certain biological rhythms, such as heartbeat, respiration, and brainwaves. Those who believe in frequency healing suggest that certain frequencies can help alleviate psychiatric issues and boost overall health by triggering the body’s innate ability to heal itself.