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The Harmony of Sound: Understanding Frequency in Music and Its Therapeutic Potential

by Jun 7, 2024

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As a future acupuncturist, I appreciate the intricate balance of energies within the human body. Just as the meridians and Qi must be in harmony for optimal health, so too must the frequencies in music align to create therapeutic effects. I think the genre of frequency in music is fascinating, and how it can enhance and promote holistic healing is absolutely astounding to me.

As I delved into the research on frequency music, I discovered an abundance of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles on the topic. I learned that the frequency in music refers to the number of vibrations or cycles per second of a sound wave, measured in Hertz (Hz). This fundamental aspect of sound determines the pitch of a musical note. For instance, the note A4 (the A above middle C) has a frequency of 440 Hz, a standard tuning reference in Western music. These vibrations can resonate with our bodies and promote healing or enhance an energetic effect which is akin to acupuncture.

I have started to listen to “Frequency” music on Spotify. Understanding and leveraging the power of frequency in music can add a profound dimension to my future acupuncture practice. Just as each needle placement is intentional and purposeful, so too can the integration of harmonious frequencies guide my patients toward holistic wellness. By embracing the harmonic relationship between sound and healing, one can create a more holistic and nurturing experience for patients, fostering deeper relaxation, balance and overall well-being.

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Monique Carter

Monique Carter

My name is Monique Carter and I am a student in National University's AOM program. I chose this program because the basic tenets of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs align with a holistic healing process that is steeped in years of tradition and research. I anticipate that learning these skills and applying this knowledge will allow me to help many in need. Starting this journey at the age of 49 has been humbling as well as life-changing, I am excited and grateful!


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