In Biblical times, King Saul had David play music for him because he was struggling with an internal “evil” affliction. Because music was thought to have a therapeutic effect, the king summoned the hero and warrior David, who was renowned for his skill with the harp.
In 1 Samuel, it details the account of he direct correlation between the playing of David’s music and the relief experienced by Saul, a testimony that David’s music must have been very beautiful and also healing to deliver him from this affliction. The music David played had the power to cause the spirit to depart from Saul, and interrupted the oppression that had weighed heavy on him.
The musical abilities of David, made in the image of God, in conjunction with the Bible’s teaching that God sings (Zephaniah 3:17), would lead us to believe that God did not create music but rather that music is a part of His very being. Man’s expression in music could be a part of the image of God placed within him.
Did you know the polyvagal system, which has nerves that connect the brain to all the organs, is toned by soft nurturing voice sounds from the mother during infancy. So the opposite is true that yelling affects vagal tone. It is known to destructive and create trauma which leads to fight, flight or freeze reaction. It can dysregulate the vagal system, leaving people stuck in hypervigilant states, even unknowingly and producing adrenaline or cortisol constantly, which causes damage and wears out the body. Sound therapy has been proven to help calibrate the vagal system and calm anxiety or depression that came from trauma.
Because everything is a frequency. When you can find frequencies that can heal the body when you play them.
A 2019 Italian study on Music Tuned to 440 Hz Versus 432 Hz and the Health Effects found after the subjects were place in a room. on two sessions of music listening on different days. Both sessions used the same music (movie soundtracks) but tuned to 440 Hz on one day and 432 Hz on the other. Each session consisted of 20 min’ listening. They were monitoring the vitals (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation), perceptions (physical and emotional sensations, for example fatigue and stress), and levels of concentration during the sessions.
When the music was tuned to 432 Hz tuned they found a slight decrease blood pressure values (although not significant), a marked decrease in heart rate and a slight decrease of the respiratory rate, compared to 440 Hz. The subjects were more focused about listening to music and more generally satisfied after the sessions in which they listened to 432 Hz tuned music. The data suggests that 432 Hz tuned music can decrease heart rate more than 440 Hz tuned music.
Unfortunately, most of the music today is at a 440 hz frequency. However, it previously to be 432. 440 is not a natural frequency and studies show it promotes anxiety. Look for healing frequencies. Tammy Sorenson is doing wonderful work in this area combined with her deep faith in the Lord and knowledge of the impact of frequencies to our body, mind and spirit.