Healing Power of Sound
Excerpts from the article authored by:
Simon Heather BSoc.Sc, MBAcC, MCOH
The History of Sound Healing
Sound has been used as a healing force for thousands of years. All
ancient civilizations used sound for healing. Traditional cultures
still surviving today understand the remarkable healing power that
lies in sound.
In the Bible we are told that David played his harp to lift King Saulís
depression. Egyptian papyri over 2,600 years old refer to incantations
as cures for infertility and rheumatic pain.
The ancient Greeks believed music had the power to heal body and soul.
They used the flute and the lyre for treating illnesses such as gout
and sciatica. It is reported that Alexander the Greatís sanity was
restored by music played on the lyre. There is an ancient Greek saying,
ĎMen have song as a physician for pain.í
Pythagoras used special songs and incantations with particular melodies and rhythms, to cure diseases of the body and mind.