What is Didgeridoo Sound Therapy?
Didgeridoo sound therapy also known as "didgeridoo harmonic therapy" is the application of sound generated by the didgeridoo over a client with the intention of producing healing results. The term harmonic references the broad range of harmonic frequencies that the didgeridoo is capable of producing. This practice is also commonly referred to as "didgerdioo sound healing", but in typical sound healing practices there is less attention paid to the keys and frequencies of the instruments and the focus leans heavily on the intention of the practice.
The didgeridoo helps people to achieve healing results through principles ultrasound therapy, energetic entrainment and meditation through the production of tones that range from the ultra low inaudible of 0hertz to the 1000hertz (2-20hertz is the same frequency of human brain waves - see table below). These harmonic waveforms resonate in a similar frequency to that of the Sanskirt Om.
The tones of the didgeridoo effect the person or group on three primary levels.
The first is the most physical and occurs through the production of natural ultrasound waves. Ultrasound used in medical practices has proven to aid in the relief of muscle spasm/knots, muscular/joint pain, and stimulation of bone growth in fractures and breaks. The natural ultrasound found in the didgeridoo is not a focused or precise source and may take a longer period of time to produce similar results as conventional ultra sound therapy. Didgeridoo based ultrasound treatments are 100% safe for people with metal implants unlike conventional ultrasound therapies.
The second way the didgeridoo effects a person is on an energetic level. Quantum physicists have theorized that the smallest particles in our bodies are not actually particles, but instead are sound-like waveforms that hold the larger particles and atoms together. These waveforms appear to have a resonant frequency similar to that of an Om (from the Sanskrit). One could draw a direct correlation between the universal tones of Om and our own energetic beings. By bathing our bodies in a cleansing universal tone we can realign/entrain and balance our energetic bodies, opening us up to a greater potential for healing and personal growth.
It has been observed by a wide range of holistic practitioners that the didgeridoo produces an energetic effect similar to a Reiki or Qigong power washer. The sound/energy waves produced by the didgeridoo effectively clear out meridians, Dan Tiens, or Chakras (TCM v/s Aruvedic orientation). This enables the person to release deep energetic and emotional stagnation that in holistic medicine is the root of chronic disease. It has been observed that the energetic effects of the didgeridoo have a lasting impact on the client and produces results similar to Five Element Acupuncture.
The third way the didgeridoo helps a person is to re-engage them into their own healing processes through the power of meditation. Sound is one of humanity's greatest healing sources for realigning, restoring, and revitalizing your body. This only becomes effective though when we acknowledge and allow it to aid us in practices like meditation. Meditation is the most effective tool we have in directly reconnecting our mind with our body. This in turn empowers a person to make healing a conscious practice. The didgeridoo is one of the most effective meditation inducing instruments on the planet. Through intent and inner peace we can heal anything that comes our way.
In today's world, a never-ending chorus of unnatural, manmade sounds and vibrations surrounds us. When surrounded by the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo, your personal space becomes a clear and quiet moment whose sound is as old as humanity itself.
The most fundamental thing to remember when receiving any form of holistic therapy is that the recipient of care is the true healer. The power provided by this form of sound therapy lies in its ability to connect a person with his or her own healing potential. Release of traumas whether physical or emotional can transform a person's life and produce profound healing results. Ancient Voice Harmonic Therapy has been used to help people optimize their healing, with a broad range of illnesses: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromialgia, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Muscular Pain, Headaches, Migraines, and Bone Traumas, to name a few.
Didgeridoo Sound Therapy & Aura Photography
Aura photographs were taken immediately before and immediately
after a half hour didgeridoo sound therapy entrainment.
There a various descriptions and interpretations of what aura photography is capturing. In this case though, the difference between the before and after is unmistakable. According to Ramona B. Nault:
"In the before photo, she has green energy coming in on her left--healing and new growth. I think our energy bodies often know before we do that we are going to have a healing session, and the energy starts to come in. Overhead, her "essence" color that best describes who she is, is orange/gold. The orange is creativity (and she also has a very large orange area over her heart, so creativity is important to her), and the gold means she is really good at promoting, uplifting and inspiring other people. This color is also on her right, which is the area that indicates how other people tend to perceive her--so this means people see her exactly as she is. Her throat area has green, which means her communication and expression is nurturing to others."
"In her after photo, she now has blue coming in--calm, peaceful energy, but also indicating her energetic body is more open and receptive to energy itself (taking in the healing energy from the session).
She may find herself more in tune, more intuitive. Now she has lots of green overhead--a lot of healing energy has come in!!!! On the right, she's still showing gold, which makes sense as people still see her for who she is. But now there is blue on her throat area, which could mean the session, made her a more effective communicator, as well as probably more intuitive. The very deep plum purple in her heart shows the session helped her intuitive/psychic abilities to come out much more than in her normal state."
Also notice the difference in clarity between the two pictures. It as if her energetic being has been cleaned and the murky water is now clearer.
Controversial New Idea:
Nerves Transmit Sound, Not Electricity
By Robert Roy Britt
iveScience Managing Editor
posted: 14 March, 2007 1:00 pm ET
Nerves transmit sound waves through your body, not electrical pulses, according to a controversial new study that tries to explain the longstanding mystery of how anesthetics work.
Textbooks say nerves use electrical impulses to transmit signals from the brain to the point of action, be it to wag a finger or eye.
"But for us as physicists, this cannot be the explanation," says Thomas Heimburg, a Copenhagen University researcher whose expertise is in the intersection of biology and physics. "The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find that no such heat is produced."
The textbooks are not likely to be rewritten anytime soon, however.
Roderic Eckenhoff, a researcher in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, called the sound pulse idea interesting. "But an enormous burden of proof exists and they have a very long way to go to beat electricity," he said.
The olive oil clue
Nerves are wrapped in a membrane of lipids and proteins. Biology textbooks say a pulse is sent from one end of the nerve to the other with the help of electrically charged salts that pass through ion channels in the membrane. But the lack of heat generation contradicts the molecular biological theory of an electrical impulse produced by chemical processes, says Heimburg, who co-authored the new study
Learn More About The Didgeridoo and Harmonic Therapy
The Didj Shop
The Healing Effects of the Didge, for Listeners and Players
Tribal names of the Didgeridoo
Didge Shop Sound Healing Forum
Talk with people from around the world about all things didge
Sound Therapy and Vibrational Medicine Books
Availabale on our "Books & DVDs" page
"Vibrational Medicine" Richard Gerber, MD
"The Healing Power of Sound", Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD