Sound therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing known to man. Before modern medicine, ancient cultures relied on instruments to heal the body.

The Australian aboriginal people are the first known culture to heal with sound. They have been healing bones and diseases with the didgeridoo for 40,000 years.

Pythagoras, who lived 2,500 years ago, was known as the Father of Harmonics. He believed that music contributed significantly to health and was the first to prescribe music as medicine. He discovered the use of different harmonic ratios to cure disease of the mind, body and spirit. He performed what he referred to as “soul adjustments.”

Whether it is the sound of the ocean, the gently patter of rain on a tin roof, or the reverberation of the didgeridoo, sounds affect us in different ways. Think about music and how it makes you feel.

For many years, different cultures have harnessed the power of sound and vibrations to transform states of mind, soothe the emotions, and balance the mind and body to facilitate healing.

There are numerous therapeutic benefits of sound healing. It can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Used properly, sound can alleviate symptoms of pain and disease in the body. It helps control blood pressure and improves sleep.

Sound therapy boosts brain development. It has been shown to increase focus and creatively. It can help stabilize mood, and much more.

Under the right conditions, our body has an innate ability to heal itself. With the lifestyles we lead, and the stress we are constantly under, we are in a chronic state of fight or flight. In this state of being, healing cannot occur.

Sound therapy nourishes your nervous system and gently guides you into a state of rest and rejuvenation. In this state, your body can begin to repair itself. Every system in the body has a rhythm, like a collection of instruments.

Working together, they can create an inner orchestra making harmonious music. When out of balance, they only make noise.

Shembra Carter, RN is the owner of Lowcountry Harmonic Egg Sound and Light Chamber. or