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Sound Frequency Healing for Hashimoto's

A look at how sound frequency healing be a helpful addition to your Hashsimoto’s and hypothyroidism treatment.
Sound Frequency Healing for Hashimoto's
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Could sound frequency healing help your Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism? This holistic approach, which incorporates vibrational therapy, is rooted in cultural traditions. In this article, we’ll explore the potential of sound frequency healing as a complementary approach to managing Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism.

What is sound frequency healing?

Sound frequency healing, also known as sound healing or vibrational healing, is a therapeutic approach that uses specific sound frequencies to promote healing. These frequencies are believed to have specific effects on the body and mind, such as relieving pain, reducing stress, healing tissues and organs, and facilitating emotional balance. Sound frequency healing aims to restore harmony in the body’s energy systems, potentially alleviating symptoms by reducing stress and supporting immune functions. Sound healing has been practiced for centuries in various cultures and is thought to work by using the power of vibrations to reach every part of the body.

The principles of sound frequency healing

Sound frequency healing operates on the principle that sound, in the form of specific frequencies, has the potential to induce healing responses within the human body. The practice revolves around the idea that every organism and cell -- and even matter itself -- has a unique vibrational frequency. When it is exposed to external sound frequencies, the body responds through resonance, aiming to restore harmony.

Different frequencies carry distinct properties and impacts, whether the gentle hum of a singing bowl, the rhythmic beat of a drum, or a repetitive chant. Each sound frequency can influence the body’s energy systems and vibrational patterns.

Sound healing in history and today

The roots of sound healing practices extend deep into history and resonate across diverse civilizations. Ancient cultures, from indigenous communities to Eastern traditions, recognize the therapeutic potential of sound vibrations in promoting well-being. Some examples of sound healing in history include:

  • Australian Aborigines, who use the didgeridoo as a healing tool
  • Shamans and Healers from various cultures, who use the power of sound healing and sound vibration for healing. They employ the sounds of drums, vocal chanting like Gregorian chants, and different types of sound healing instruments such as Tibetan singing bowls, khosi bells, and tuning forks
  • In Hinduism, chanting “Om” is believed to impact the body and mind profoundly. The vibrational frequency of Om is thought to resonate with the body’s energy centers, promoting a sense of harmony and well-being.
  • The Ancient Egyptians used conventional musical instruments such as the drum, harp, flute, lyre, and tambourine for healing. They also employed the “sistra,” a type of rattle with metal discs that emitted significant levels of healing ultrasound. Additionally, there is evidence that they used vowel sound chant for healing.
  • It is believed that ancient Tibetans used bells and chimes during their religious ceremonies, and the bowls used today in sound healing are a more modern interpretation of these ancient sound-creation techniques.

Sound continues to be integral to healing rituals and spiritual ceremonies to restore balance and health within individuals and across communities. These practices underscore the historical significance of sound in healing and highlight its cultural richness. The global tradition of sound healing illustrates the belief in the profound connection between sound vibrations and the human experience of health and wellness.

Sound frequency healing and science

Scientific research on the health benefits of sound frequency healing is still in its early stages. While individual experiences with sound healing can be profoundly positive, the scientific validation of its specific healing effects is ongoing. Scientific exploration of sound frequency healing shows that particular frequencies can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters and hormones associated with relaxation and stress reduction.

Some studies have suggested potential benefits, such as using specific sound frequencies to reduce cell death in damaged cells and protect DNA from environmental toxins. Additionally, there is research on the use of frequencies in healing DNA physical, generational, and emotional trauma using vibrations and frequencies. However, it’s important to note that the therapeutic potential of sound and music is widely acknowledged, and sound healing is still commonly practiced in modern-day society. Further research is needed to understand the health benefits of sound frequency healing fully.

The potential of sound frequency healing in Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism management

Within the realm of alternative therapies, sound frequency healing continues to emerge as a promising avenue for managing Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. This unique healing modality focuses on sound waves’ vibrational properties to restore balance and alleviate symptoms associated with autoimmune Hashimoto’s and an underactive thyroid. At its core, sound frequency healing harnesses the power of specific frequencies to influence the body’s energy systems. This practice is deeply rooted in diverse cultural and spiritual traditions worldwide, with various cultures having recognized and utilized sound as a potent tool for healing and restoration.

The scientific basis of sound frequency looks at the relationship between sound vibrations and their impact on the human body. Research has shown that sound waves can profoundly affect cellular structures, brainwave patterns, and overall energetic balance within the body. Each sound frequency corresponds to a specific energy level that resonates with a different organ, tissue, or physiological function.

Sound frequencies can induce a state of harmony, promote relaxation, reduce stress, and foster a more conducive environment for the body to heal itself. Sound healing therapy focuses on restoring balance on emotional, mental, and energetic levels. The integration of sound frequency healing in Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism management does not replace traditional therapies. Still, it can be a supplementary option for those who want a more holistic framework to address the complexities of Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism.

Sound frequency healing and autoimmune disease

Sound therapy has gained attention for its potential impact on autoimmune disorders, including Hashimoto’s disease. While the exact mechanisms are still being understood, preliminary research has shown that certain sound frequencies may regulate immune functions, potentially calming the overactive immune response in autoimmune conditions.

Sound frequency healing, including binaural beats and specific frequencies, has been suggested as a potential method to help improve autoimmune diseases. Some sources claim that specific frequencies may help relieve autoimmune diseases. Additionally, brainwave entrainment, a form of meditation using rhythmic sensory stimuli, is recognized as a relaxation method to decrease the stress and inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases.

This therapy’s ability to reduce and mitigate stress plays an important role in helping to manage Hashimoto’s. Chronic stress, as we know, can worsen autoimmune responses. In the case of Hashimoto’s, stress can impact the thyroid and worsen symptoms. Sound frequencies, known for helping to induce relaxation and reduce stress levels, could contribute to managing these symptoms and, as a result, support the condition of Hashimoto’s.

For the thyroid itself, one study found that thyroid cells respond to mechanical vibrations similar to those generated by vocalization.

A study on the effects of singing bowl sound meditation on mood, tension, and well-being showed significant improvement for participants post-meditation. Sound meditation in a study showed increased feelings of relaxation and decreased feelings of stress. Depressed moods and anxiety scores were also significantly reduced post-meditation compared with pre-meditation. Frequencies known for their calming effects, such as those within the alpha or theta brainwave range, could aid in reducing stress and promote relaxation, indirectly benefiting individuals with Hashimoto’s.

Recent research shows that brain waves are significantly altered during sound healing - from a normal or agitated state (beta waves) to an exceptionally relaxed brain wave state (theta or delta). In yogic studies, sound frequencies are believed to resonate with the chakras, energy centers within the body. When these sounds are played and resonate with the specific chakra center, it is believed to induce healing and restoration.

While these claims are made in the context of sound frequency healing, it’s important to note that scientific validation in this area is still in its developmental stages. Further research is needed to fully understand the potential impact of sound frequency healing on autoimmune diseases.

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How to integrate sound frequency healing into Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism management

There are ways to integrate sound frequency healing into your daily life. These include:

Incorporating Sound Healing Frequency Tools: You may want to incorporate various tools. One widely used tool is the Tibetan singing bowl, which emits resonant tones when struck or rubbed with a mallet. Tuning forks that are calibrated to specific frequencies can also be employed to target energy centers or chakras within the body. Some sound healing sessions incorporate techniques like sound baths, where an individual is immersed in harmonic soundscapes created by various instruments, including gongs, crystal bowls, and chimes.

Listening to Healing Frequencies: Some individuals incorporate specific healing frequencies, such as 432 Hz, into their daily routine by listening to music or sound recordings that integrate these frequencies.

Intentional Healing Rituals: Creating intentional healing rituals, such as listening to sound healing -- or creating sounds with sound frequency healing tools like a Tibetan singing bowl or tuning fork -- in the morning, during a period of rest, or in the evening is another way to incorporate sound frequency healing into daily life.

Humming, Chanting, or Singing: Engage in activities such as humming, chanting, singing, or praying, as these can be incorporated into daily routines to experience the benefits of sound healing and frequency healing.

Vibration Therapy: Explore vibration therapy, which involves using instruments that produce vibrations at specific frequencies, such as tuning forks. These vibrations can be applied directly to the body to help reduce pain, improve circulation, and promote overall healing.

Professional Sound Healing Sessions: Seeking out professional sound healers who offer specific sound healing sessions or use sound healing recordings can be a way to integrate sound frequency healing into a daily routine.

The relaxation results that stem from sound frequency healing may positively influence hormone regulation and immune function, potentially stabilizing thyroid activity and mitigating autoimmune response.

A note from Paloma

It is important to remember that sound healing is not claimed to be a standalone treatment for Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. It should be approached as a complementary practice alongside conventional medical treatments. Relying solely on alternative therapies without medical guidance can pose risks and might not effectively address the condition’s underlying causes. If you have questions about incorporating complementary medicine and therapies into your healthcare, reach out to one of the doctors at Paloma Health. They are trained to understand the delicate balance between both Eastern and Western medicine and can help you make the best and most supportive decisions.

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Neeyaz Zolfaghari is the founder of Unspoken Nutrition, a nutrition and lifestyle brand dedicated to helping others find and create harmony with their daily habits to support their wellbeing and ‘health’. Her journey began over a decade ago, when she was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases. Knowing what she learned from her upbringing, Neeyaz turned to nutrition as the first pillar of her healing. As her body began to heal on a physical level, she began to learn how our minds, bodies and souls are all innately connected.  

Now as an Integrative Nutritionist and Patient Advocate, Neeyaz offers the people she works with the support, guidance, and tools they need in order to live a fulfilled life. While Neeyaz initially endeavored to make a difference at the individual level, her vision grew to embrace broader community impacts. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health, serving as a testament to her unwavering commitment to instigate change on a grander scale.

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