Sound—from ancient roots to modern research

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Since ancient times, sound has been used to stimulate healing in body, mind and soul. Pythagoras, the sixth-century B.C. Greek philosopher, is credited with being the first to use music to heal the body and the emotions. The belief that sound can support healing has been an integral part of many of the world's cultures, from the most ancient Hindu mantra practice to the rituals of Chinese healers, South American shamans and Sufi mystics.

The eighteenth-century German scientist and musician Ernst Chladni, known as the father of acoustics, showed that sound does affect matter. When he drew a violin bow around the edge of a plate covered with fine sand, the sand formed intricate geometric patterns.

Photographing Sound Patterns
In the 1960s, in more sophisticated experiments, Swiss scientist Dr. Hans Jenny produced beautiful and intricate patterns by placing sand, fluid and powders on metal plates and vibrating them with a special frequency generator and a speaker. The patterns remained intact as long as the sound was pulsating through the substance, showing that sound can indeed alter form and that different frequencies create different patterns. The photographs to the right are just a sampling of Dr. Jenny's work. (These images are taken from the newly republished two-volume edition of Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena, © 2001 MACROmedia, 219 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857. Used with permission.)

Dr. Jenny coined the term cymatics (from the Greek kyma, meaning "wave" and ta kymatica, meaning "matters pertaining to waves") to describe the study of wave phenomena. The implications of his cymatics studies are vast, especially as applied to the field of healing and vibrational medicine.

Applying Sound Research to Holistic Healing
Peter Guy Manners was one of the pioneers who applied the cymatics research of Dr. Jenny and others to the field of holistic healing with exceptional results.

Building on the work that has gone before, Cymatherapy International has developed a unique, internationally patent-pending system that supports the body’s natural self-healing abilities and delivers to the body the precise combinations of frequencies associated with healthy tissue and organ systems. The sound waves that are transmitted through this new technology help to normalize imbalances and synchronize the cells' frequencies back to their natural, healthy state of vibrational resonance.

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