Sometimes listening to our favorite song can improve the way we feel. This is what sound healing is all about. A practice that uses vibrations (vocal or instrument-like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks) in order to relax the mind and body, sound healing has long been used to treat certain ailments, including anxiety and insomnia.
Some practitioners say the right sound unblocks or redirects energy in the body, similar to the claims of acupuncture. Others say the sound works along with the person’s own vibrational frequencies, or that it rearranges the ions on cell membranes. Evidence of using sound, music and chants to heal the sick, dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptians and Australia’s Aborigines.
Sound healing supporters say that listening to percussive instruments, such as gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, and tuning forks, reduces stress and can place the listener in a meditative state. Practitioners offer their services as a complementary treatment for problems like anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sound healing is available at Radiant Living Center. Location: 6051 N. Brookline Ave., Ste. 126, OKC. For more information, visit RadiantLivingOK.com/calendar.html.