How often are we told that we should be thankful for the advances in medical science? However, the hospital waiting lists are getting longer and longer every year while diabetes, lyme disease, asthma, food allergies, eating disorders, MS, Attention Deficit Disorder, hayfever and autism are raging almost out of control … and that’s before you get to cancer, for which, despite decades of research, there is still no curative drug.
Meanwhile, new diseases, such as Morgellons and neurodermititis, are baffling doctors. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease – everything from allergies to heart disease. One-fifth of Americans have two or more chronic illnesses.
So what is the answer? Complementary or holistic medicine? But why would any new-fangled holistic health approach be any better for us?
Well, mainly because it’s not new-fangled … the most healthy way you can eat today, according to nutritionists, is to follow the Palaeo diet. This is the way our earliest ancestors ate tens of thousands of years ago. New research by Tony Wright and Graham Gynn shows that there was a symbiotic relationship between our ancient forebears and the forest’s flowering plants, and that this fruit supported their endocrine systems resulting in an optimium “design condition” which we fall far short of today.
That our ancestors 77,000 years ago also understood about the use of plants and herbs from a scientific point of view became clear recently when evidence appeared for preserved plant bedding and the use of insect-repelling plants in a rock shelter in South Africa.
“The selection of these leaves for the construction of bedding suggests that the early inhabitants of Sibudu had an intimate knowledge of the plants surrounding the shelter, and were aware of their medicinal uses. Herbal medicines would have provided advantages for human health, and the use of insect-repelling plants adds a new dimension to our understanding of behaviour 77,000 years ago,” says Professor Lyn Wadley who led the team that discovered it.
There is a lot of controversy about the Bosnian pyramids, but as each year goes by, more and more is discovered which is making critics’ claims increasingly redundant. In the last couple of years, an extraordinary healing chamber has been found there, which has been created by those that understood advanced techniques involving ionisation of the atmosphere.
According to the lead archaeologist, Sam Osmanagich.
“In the underground labyrinth, in 2010, we discovered three chambers and a small blue lake. Energy screening shows that the ionisation level is 43 times higher than the average concentration outside which makes the underground chambers into “healing rooms”.
“ Further electromagnetic detection in 2011 confirmed that levels of negative radiation, through the Hartman, Curry and Schneider grids, are equal to zero in the tunnels. There was no technical radiation (from power lines and/or other technology) found in the tunnels and no cosmic radioactivity. Ceramic sculptures are positioned over the underground water flows and the negative energy is transformed into positive.
“All of these experiments point to the underground labyrinth as one of the most secure underground constructions in the world and this makes it an ideal place for the body’s rejuvenation and regeneration.”
Hypogeum in Malta
In Malta, scientific researchers have discovered that the massive 6,000-year-old stone structure complex known as the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum could have been used to prevent depression and other mental illnesses.
Low voices within the walls of the Hypogeum create eerie, reverberating echoes, and a sound made or words spoken in certain places can be clearly heard throughout all of its three levels. Now, scientists are suggesting that certain sound vibration frequencies created when sound is emitted within its walls are actually altering human brain functions of those within earshot.
“Regional brain activity in a number of healthy volunteers was monitored by EEG through exposure to different sound vibration frequencies,” reports Malta temple expert Linda Eneix of the Old Temples Study Foundation.
“The findings indicated that at 110 Hz the patterns of activity over the prefrontal cortex abruptly shifted, resulting in a relative deactivation of the language center and a temporary shifting from left to right-sided dominance related to emotional processing and creativity. This shifting did not occur at 90 Hz or 130 Hz……
“In addition to stimulating their more creative sides, it appears that an atmosphere of resonant sound in the frequency of 110 or 111 Hz would have been “switching on” an area of the brain that bio-behavioral scientists believe relates to mood, empathy and social behavior. Deliberately or not, the people who spent time in such an environment under conditions that may have included a low male voice — in ritual chanting or even simple communication — were exposing themselves to vibrations that may have actually impacted their thinking.”
Benefits of sound healing
That our ancestors practised some form of sound healing is being increasingly discovered by scientists at ancient sites all over the world, from Ireland, southern Turkey, Poland, Peru and even Stonehenge in the UK.
Today, sound healers know how it works. They know that frequencies are vibrations and these vibrations can be used in various combinations to treat parts of the mind-body-spirit that are ‘out of tune’. By using the voice, tuning forks and Tibetan singing bowls, a person’s mind-body-spirit can be tuned again, just like a piano tuner tunes a piano.
Music always used to be used for this purpose in the past. Certain musical motifs were put together because they created different vibrations which were healing in themselves. Even today, when you go to a concert in India, the sitar players spend the first 15 minutes tuning … not tuning their instruments as they do in the West .. but tuning up the audience, getting them tuned into the ragas that are to come, which are all healing in their own way.
So in this way, we can see that holistic therapies are not new, and they are certainly not untried and untested. Personally I think that if they were good enough for our ancestors, they are good enough for us! It’s time to go back to our roots.
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