The intent of this article is to provide an introduction to some of the many biological mechanisms advantageously activated by sound and music, collectively categorised as ‘vibrational medicine’. Since the development of quantum physics in the twentieth century, discoveries made in medical physics reveal the body as a complex interplay of biofields1 in which energy-information flows throughout the organism. At the level of the cell, information is exchanged through electromagnetic signals—primarily in the far infra-red spectrum—in addition to biochemical signals and sonic frequencies. At the atomic level, biological complexities, and energy-information flow, can be viewed in terms of vibration.
Nobel Laureate, Max Planck, said:
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this minute solar system of the atom together”.
It is in this context that vibrational medicine has its roots: considering the energetic (vibrational) interconnectedness of the mind-body system. Practitioners of holistic medicine, or functional medicine, as it is often referred to, review all aspects of the patient, including their emotions. In this expanded medical model, since the body is comprised of vibrational energy, a wide variety of vibrational and energetic modalities are available to support the patient’s physiology, including sound and music.Sound Therapy 201_new