Sound Therapy 101 – PDF Download


In 1997, during acoustics experiments in the Great Pyramid, what seemed like a miracle occurred. John Stuart Reid had walked (or more accurately crawled) into the pyramid in severe pain, due to a back injury sustained three weeks earlier, but within 20 minutes of beginning acoustics experiments, which involved making sound in the King’s Chamber, all the pain left him. It never came back. So began his 20+ year quest to discover how he was seemingly miraculously healed. This foundational article begins with the historical perspective of Sound Therapy before discussing present day research and defining the related disciplines of Music Therapy and Music Medicine. The next article in this series, Sound Therapy 201, discusses the biological mechanisms that underpin Sound Therapy and Music Medicine, including a description of how John Stuart Reid was left pain free after 20 minutes immersion in low frequency sound.