November 5–11 is National Pain Awareness Week. According to the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC), one out of five Canadians lives with chronic pain! Sound healing with crystal singing bowls can help ease chronic pain.
The CPC says, "Approximately 20% of Canadians suffer from chronic pain, creating a substantial burden on the individual and their family, health care system, and economy. Chronic pain conditions vary considerably in their etiology but it is generally agreed they all involve a complex combination of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors. Due to this complexity, pain clinics that offer a wide array of interventions targeting multiple dimensions of pain are considered to be ‘the gold standard’ for treating chronic pain."
How does sound therapy help?
How does sound therapy ease pain? Briefly, sound is a physical vibration that penetrates the body. It's used in ultrasound imaging, for example. Sound travels through the fluid parts of your body 4.5 times faster than it moves through the air and 12 times faster through your bones. People are surprised at how much sensation they feel from the vibrations of crystal singing bowls.
When pure, calming sounds penetrate the body, the nervous system synchronizes to those soothing vibrations and generates less pain. Brain waves, heart rate, and breathing also entrain to the calming frequencies. In this way, sound quickly induces a hypnotic, meditative state. One young woman reported that it was the first time since she was traumatized as a little girl that she had been able to feel fully relaxed and safe.
Knee pain spontaneously vanishes
I have been doing sound healing sessions with crystal singing bowls for seven years, and I see consistent results. For example, BH whose knee pain had been bothering her for years was rid of it in one session. As we began her session, she didn't even tell me was an issue, because she had assumed it would never go away. She is a masseuse and acupressure therapist, and had tried everything.
BH reported, "I 'saw' energy and 'felt' pain being drawn out of my left knee (the knee had recently been 'stiff' and giving me difficulty when going down stairs). The release of pain was simultaneous with a crescendo of bowls and Nancy suddenly bursting into song. At that moment all the etheric energy around me (that had been moving longitudinally along my left side) was suddenly 'pulled' into an arrow shape toward and above Kaasay, thus facilitating the release of pain and blocked chi from my knee."
"Thank you so much for such a beautiful concert in honour of National Pain Awareness Week. Thirty people gathered and were delighted at the strength of the bowls to vibrate their bodies and induce profound sense of relaxation and healing. Many people said it was the first time that they truly calmed in a relaxation exercise." – Linda Cundiff, Occupational Therapy, RJH Pain Program
I offer individual sound therapy sessions and sound therapy training.
Gems and minerals for pain management
(From The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003)
Alchemy Crystal singing bowls are infused with gems and minerals that each have unique frequencies. This greatly increases their healing power. I sell bowls made with the following gems that are known for helping ease physical and emotional pain. These gems all have many other healing properties, which you can read about in The Crystal Bible.
Blue Calcite is a gentle stone for recuperation and relaxation. It lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain on all levels. Gently soothing the nerves and lifting anxieties, it releases negative emotions. Used on the throat chakra, it aids clear communication, especially where there is dissent. Blue Calcite can absorb energy, filter it, and return it to benefit the sender. (p. 90)
Celestite is an excellent healing stone, dissolving pain and bringing in love. It treats disorder of the eyes and ears, eliminates toxins, and brings cellular order. Its soothing influence relaxes muscle tension and calms mental torment. As with all blue crystals, Celestite is an effective opener and healer of the throat chakra and its associated physical conditions. (p. 97)
Dioptase regulates cell disorders, activates T-cells and the thymus, relieves Meniere’s disease, eases high pressure and alleviates pain and migraines. It prevents heart attacks and heals heart conditions. Dioptase lessens fatigue and overcomes shock. Use as an elixir for headaches and pain. (p. 125)
Sugilite is an exceptionally good pain reliever; the manganese in Sugilite clears headaches and discomfort at all levels. It treats epilepsy and motor disturbances and brings the nerves and brain into alignment. (p. 280)
Tourmaline protects against cell phones, electromagnetic smog, radiation, and negative energies of all kinds. It grounds energy, clears negative thoughts . . . strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia and arthritis, provides pain relief, and realigns the spinal column. (p. 299)
Turquoise is a most efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well being for the body. . . . Turquoise strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields. It enhances the physical and psychic immune systems and regenerates tissue, support the assimilation of nutrients, alleviates pollution and viral infections, and heals the whole body, especially the eyes, including cataracts. It reduces excess acidity and benefits gout, rheumatism, and the stomach. This stone is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying and alleviates cramps and pain. (p. 306)