Basis of Research

How Sound Works

The hierarchy of vibration

1. Frequency

Frequency includes pure tones and pitch. Stable, consistent vibrational frequencies — not chaotic vibrations — are the basis of all sound healing. And once you find the natural resonant frequency of any part of your body, you can use that frequency to bring harmony and optimal health to that area, organ, or system.

There are 3 primary approaches that have been defined so far:

1. Natural Resonance – Every single part of the body has its own natural resonant frequency that it vibrates at when healthy. When this specific frequency is applied to that part of the body it will entrain it into its own natural healthy state.

2. Destructive Resonance – Find the resonant frequency of the pathogen, turn the volume up and explode it.

3. Balancing the Full Range of Frequency Nutrients (Similar to Vitamin Therapy) – Every frequency is a nutrient.  Find what frequencies are missing in the system and get them back into the body to create a balance where energy flows through the system again.

2. timbres

Combinations of frequencies or harmonics that make up a tonality of a sound.  This may be an instrument, syllable or just more than one frequency.

3. Musical intervals

This is the relationship of one part of the body to another, whether it be two cells, two organs, or two systems.

4. musical flow

Add time, and now you have rhythm and melody. At this level of the hierarchy, it’s all about “smooth flow,” with no blockages — the essence of health in any system in your body. Rhythms entrain the brain into different brain wave states. Melody also helps to create the quality of the flow. With rhythm and melody you can access the full range of emotions… gratitude, love, compassion, and joy

5. energy and intention

The most powerful level in the hierarchy of sound vibration — It is a hologram of each of the 4 levels. When someone sings the right song with the right energy, for example, the results can be life-changing.


Activating vs. calming

Activating sounds are created by a dissonant chord in the harmonics of the sound.  These include gongs, Tibetan bowls, bagpipes, and reed instruments.  These sounds are good for breaking up blockages in a system.  They are also good for energizing.  Activating sounds can be dangerous for those who are quite fragile, including those who:

  • Have been having panic attacks
  • Have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue
  • Are sensitive individuals
  • Are right out of surgery

Calming sounds are created by a harmonious chord in the harmonics of the sound.  Calming sounds include the harp and instruments made of wood.  These sounds are not good for depression.  They are very good for:


  • Relaxation
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety
Some issues or diseases may need more activation versus calming sounds. 

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Disclaimer: None of the information in this website is designed to diagnose or treat any medical issue.  It is simply a forum for discussing and creating research projects on the best ways to use sound and vibration in a medical facility.  The doctors and hospitals will have the final decision as to what is used.