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Sound: The Language of the Body

by Jill Mattson


An entirely new perspective of examining the body will yield countless breakthroughs in medical treatment, or said differently, will unveil the new paradigm of the body to be a “sonic wave pool.” Many visionaries, such as Edgar Cayce, have predicted that sound will be the medicine of the future. The prediction is coming to life.

Our intricate bodies utilize sound for communication, and wave interference patterns for body processes. Our medical field already uses bits and pieces of this wisdom. Sound is used for sonograms, tens units and to heal broken bones faster. Sound, is right in front of our noses, yet we have barely scraped the surface of its secrets and mysteries. When we do, a whole new way of thinking will become evident – uplifting and “tuning” our bodies.

Science confirms that sound goes out the ears like a radio signal, broadcasting to the rest of the body. The body interprets the sound waves and then begins fast repairs. By observing body sounds through the holographic vibrational matrix found within one’s voice, researcher Sharry Edwards discovered that when waves interact within the body, the addition or subtraction representing wave cancellation or addition is impeccably accurate. Body processes, such as digesting your food, operate like interacting sound waves and harmonic cycles. Further these numbers (sounds) can be correlated to chemicals and biological formulas within the body. With this perspective, Edwards concluded that the language of the body is numbers (of cycles of sound waves), expressed as frequencies or sounds.

In another “body sound” example, nerves communicate information to the far reaches of the body through electrical impulses. Thomas Heimburg, a Copenhagen University biology and physics researcher said, “The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find no heat.” This made Heimburg question standard thinking about inter body communications through the nervous system.

Heimburg proposes that the nerves communicate information, but through sound waves. This controversial idea would explain how anesthesiology works – a mystery that has baffled scientists for years. Anesthetics change the melting point of nerve membranes so that they can’t propagate sound. Nerves are put on “stand by” and can’t report messages that the brain would interpret as pain. Once again, by looking at the body as a complex wave pool and noticing the interactions of sound waves, we unravel mysteries within the body.

Sound is invasive and we all have experienced this. Music makes us feel – it interacts with our emotions. We snap their fingers to a lively beat and relax to the soothing sounds. Sound waves interact with our emotions, which is subtle energy that is comprised of miniscule waves. Sound doesn’t isolate it impact to our emotions and ignore the rest of our bodies. Sound waves interact with all waves in close proximity. That is simply science!

In an example, researcher Sharry Edwards demonstrated that if she plays the frequency associated with the supplement, niacin, the listener’s face flushes as if he took a pill – but he only “listened” to the pill.

Sound can entrain our brain waves, taking them to alpha, beta, theta and delta ranges. At certain brainwaves, our bodies produce healthy chemicals and repair our bodies. At other brain waves, one can quit smoking with greater ease. And sound can control the brain waves!

Pieces of the sonic body puzzle are constantly unraveling. In1999 a university professor of the University of Miami, found that patients who listened to music increased activities and levels of melatonin in Alzheimer's patients increased. (Melatonin regulates sleep, increases immune function and creates a calm mood.)


Music is correlated to production of healthy bio-chemicals within our bodies. Music stimulation increases endorphin release, decreasing the need for medication, according to the Austin Medical Center & Harvard University Medical School. Japanese researchers added to this idea. “Music played before anesthesia caused higher production of alpha waves (indicating deeper relaxation), decreases in the stress hormones cortisol. This boosted the immune system, reducing recovery time.”



In unsuspecting places, the impact of music can influential. According to the research of Thomas Verny, “Music of Mozart and Vivaldi causes fetus' heart rates to stabilize, whereas rock music drove fetuses to distraction and violent kicking.”

Jeffrey Thompson, Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research, adds, "Since the human body is over seventy percent water and sound travels five times more efficiently through water than through air, sound stimulation directly into the body is highly efficient, especially at the cellular level. This has shown marked cellular metabolism and therefore a possible mobilization of a cellular healing response."

Breast cancer victim, Deforia Lane, PhD. (Director of University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland) found that music therapy increased her levels of S-Ig A (salivary immunoglobin), an immune booster.

Researcher Michael Thaut, Ph.D., who heads the Center for Biomedical research at Colorado State University, uses musical to hasten recovery for stroke victims. He said, “The brain's motor system has a strong capacity to use rhythm as a time keeper to guide and organize physical functions. Those who listen to 30 minutes of music during rehab improved their ability to walk faster and steadier.” The rhythms of music entrain the rhythms of the body, such as heart, breathing and circulation patterns! Certain rhythms maintain health.

A multidisciplinary MIT research team, including engineers, biomedical experts, mathematicians and musical composers, undertook a project to formulate synthetic silk – just like a real spider’s silk. The MIT team analyzed their results by using a surprising analytical tool, music!

Greatly simplifying the details... the various levels of the silk's biochemical formulation (the proteins, their relationships and underlying structures) were translated into musical compositions. The highly diverse produced two silks, one with strong threads that would not bind properly and one that worked. The strong silk that would not form usable threads produced harsh and displeasing music. The usable fibers played as soft fluid pleasing music. The fact that the above process resulted in anything even remotely resembling music is remarkable; the fact that pleasing music was produced from “good” silk and harsh music resulted from “bad” silk is near miraculous.

One of the researchers, Markus Buehler of MIT said, “There might be an underlying structural expression in music that tells us more about the proteins that make up our bodies. After all, our organs - including the brain - are made from these building blocks, and humans' expression of music may inadvertently include more information than we are aware of.”

One might question why people haven’t focused on the secret language of the body – sound. Why have we not discovered this before? One reason is that sound waves in the body usually are minuscule –their volume is too tiny for us to hear. Further, many sounds cancel each other out. Wave combinations may be complex. We must be patient to observe their effects. Their impact is subtle but we hear sound constantly, and it build up. Think of a river running over a huge rock. Of course the water runs off and the rock remains the same. However after gazing at the Grand Canyon, it becomes clear that the pliable water does change the rock - slowly the water carved mountains. And so it is with the tiny waves of sound. Slowly but continually, sounds shape and mold us.

We are re-discovering some practices of ancient masters who analyzed sound and applied these properties and underlying mathematics to other venues, such as healing the body. Due to successful results, the usage of these ancient practices endured for thousands of years all over the globe. From rain dances and magic words (sounds) to listening to the number patterns found in nature, ancient man improved his world and health – with sound. Today musicians are bringing back this healing art of using sound and music for beneficial purposes, such as the musical works of the author.

Jill Mattson is a prolific Artist, Composer, Musician and Author. Jill is a four - time author and widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound Healing! The CD's consist of intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques - with sound energy & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Free mp3's of her Sound Healing compositions, including Star Tones, Flower Frequencies, Fibonnaci and nature tones. Gallery and music are at www.jillswingsoflight.com, www.musicforbeauty.com
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